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Trending: Why 2 Million Inconsistencies in ACA Applications are Not a Big Deal

    Recently media outlets have reported that the government is having trouble verifying the income information of as many as 2 million people enrolled in health coverage through the Aff...

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Six Reasons Work Requirements Are a Bad Idea for Medicaid

HHS has issued its first two approvals for state Medicaid waivers that make a person's health coverage contingent on their work status. Kentucky and Indiana are the first states to get approval for wa...

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No more out-of-network E.R. bills

A man falls off the roof while cleaning the gutters. His wife, panic-stricken, hops in the car and speeds down the highway to get him medical attention as quickly as possible while her husband writhes...

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Happy holidays to you

If we had to describe this year in one word, it would be “historic.” Although we had some bumps along the way, Congress finally stood up for the American people and passed the Affordable Care A...

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New Year, Same Old Lies

The New Year should welcome in a clean slate, but since opponents of reform won’t give up their campaign of misinformation, we have to set the record straight yet again. Let’s all say it togeth...

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The President will speak at our annual conference!

We have some very exciting news to announce! This year President Barack Obama will be joining us as a speaker at our annual Health Action conference. Other health care all stars like Minority Le...

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Expert Q&A: How does health reform help with annual limits?

Many of you have sent in questions about how the new health care law will affect you and your family. We’ve compiled answers for select questions to our experts in a short series to help you navigat...

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More benefits for consumers

    This is a guest blog by Lynn Quincy of Consumers Union. Starting in 2012, privately insured Americans will have an easier time evaluating their health insurance choices: The Afford...

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Health care spending grows at slower rate

We’ve got some good news, and we’ve got some bad news. The good news is that CMS reports that health care spending in 2009 grew by the slowest rate in the last 50 years. The bad news is that t...

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Repealing health reform has financial consequences.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) was created in 1974 by the passage of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act. Its purpose is to provide the Congress with “objective, nonpartisan...

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