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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 31, 2014
Mar 31, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 31, 2014

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The Affordable Care Act reaches an important milestone -- and deadline -- on Monday. The law's rollout has worked pretty well in some states, and has been a mess in other states. In the case of Oregon, the state promised big and hasn't delivered. Also, up to $50 billion in tax breaks that expired in 2013 may get a new life as the Senate takes up a proposal to extend them temporarily. Good news for lobbyists and their clients, but the breaks will have to get through the House. And the National Perinatal Association, representing the folks who work in neo-natal ICU units, has released a statement to urge doctors and health insurance cos to reduce health risk and costs by changing in vitro fertilization procedures.

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Health care deadline reveals state disparities

Mar 31, 2014
Monday is the deadline to sign up for healthcare under the ACA

Senate Finance Committee chair to review tax breaks

Mar 31, 2014
A Senate proposal for a temporary extension

Making in vitro births safer and less costly

Mar 31, 2014
A new statement says IVF practice can cause problems

NAACP's former head is going to Silicon Valley

Mar 31, 2014
Benjamin Jealous is taking his fight for civil rights to the tech sector

PODCAST: UN warns of climate change effects

Mar 31, 2014
The Senate Finance Committee thinks about bringing back expired tax breaks. And a look at the safety and costs of in vitro births.

The Affordable Care Act reaches an important milestone — and deadline — on Monday. The law’s rollout has worked pretty well in some states, and has been a mess in other states. In the case of Oregon, the state promised big and hasn’t delivered. Also, up to $50 billion in tax breaks that expired in 2013 may get a new life as the Senate takes up a proposal to extend them temporarily. Good news for lobbyists and their clients, but the breaks will have to get through the House. And the National Perinatal Association, representing the folks who work in neo-natal ICU units, has released a statement to urge doctors and health insurance cos to reduce health risk and costs by changing in vitro fertilization procedures.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC