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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington Nov. 12.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington Nov. 12. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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Average Affordable Care premiums going up in 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many people covered under President Barack Obama's health care law will face higher premiums next year, the administration acknowledged Thursday. While the average increases are modest, it's more fodder for the nation's political battles over health care.

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Judy Solomon of Kinetic Systems Inc., says she has to provide health insurance to attract and keep engineers when competing against bigger companies.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Judy Solomon of Kinetic Systems Inc., says she has to provide health insurance to attract and keep engineers when competing against bigger companies. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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Polls: Most employers still plan to provide health coverage

Employers squeezed by years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul are still making employee health insurance a priority, but that coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years.

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell speaks at Florida International University College of Law in Miami Monday.  (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell speaks at Florida International University College of Law in Miami Monday. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
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HSS admits 400,000 overcount in health law sign-ups

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration acknowledged Thursday it has over-reported the number of people signed up under the health care law by 400,000, a discrepancy that congressional Republicans seeking to repeal the program say they uncovered.

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The HealthCare.gov website, where consumers can buy health insurance online.  (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
The HealthCare.gov website, where consumers can buy health insurance online. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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Here’s why you should shop health law plan options for 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many of the 7 million consumers who got insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law will see their premiums rise next year unless they switch to another plan, independent analysts said as the government released details Friday.

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Healthcare.gov website. (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Got health insurance? 1 in 4 millennials say ‘no’

It is now required under the Affordable Care Act that all Americans have health insurance, and yet about one in four people between the ages of 18 and 29, or 24 percent, do not have coverage according to a new report by InsuranceQuotes.com.

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New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms

The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans.

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An infusion drug to treat cancer is administered to a patient via intravenous drip at a cancer center hospital in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
An infusion drug to treat cancer is administered to a patient via intravenous drip at a cancer center hospital in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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Health insurers still find ways to discourage sick from enrolling

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using wiggle room to discourage the sickest - and costliest - patients from enrolling.

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Charis Hill, who has a rare form of arthritis, has health insurance under one of the new plans offered through the health care law but could not afford the required medication because of the plan's high copays. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Charis Hill, who has a rare form of arthritis, has health insurance under one of the new plans offered through the health care law but could not afford the required medication because of the plan's high copays. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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Have insurers found new ways to avoid the sick?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.

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Part of the website for HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
Part of the website for HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
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Poll: Obama health law impact is a tale of 2 Americas

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's health care law has become a tale of two Americas.

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Obamacare enrollment open for life-changing events

The next enrollment period to get health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act begins in November, but there is special enrollment eligibility for those who have experienced life-changing events.

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