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Christie criticizes Obamacare as application deadline looms

With the deadline to apply for health benefits under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, just a few hours away, New Jerseyans have more options including more health insurers and plans to choose from, but that doesn't necessarily mean a reduction in costs.

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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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Navigator Dianelys Dominguez, left, assists Giovanny Vega, 18, right, sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in Miami Nov. 17.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Navigator Dianelys Dominguez, left, assists Giovanny Vega, 18, right, sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in Miami Nov. 17. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Hispanics targeted in second year of health overhaul

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Between the avocado and grapefruit displays, Adolfo Briceno approaches customers in the bustling Hispanic supermarket to ask whether they have health insurance.

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This Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 photo shows the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, on a laptop screen in Portland, Ore. The second open enrollment period for buying health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act starts on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. For the first time, Oregonians will be using the federal insurance exchange portal to shop for coverage, instead of the state’s own failed Cover Oregon website. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
This Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 photo shows the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, on a laptop screen in Portland, Ore. The second open enrollment period for buying health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act starts on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. For the first time, Oregonians will be using the federal insurance exchange portal to shop for coverage, instead of the state’s own failed Cover Oregon website. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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Health insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday. They said more than 462,000 people selected a private insurance plan in the first week of 2015 enrollment through the online marketplace HealthCare.gov.

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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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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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HealthCare.gov site omits green card uploads for eligibility

WASHINGTON (AP) -- HealthCare.gov is working better, but immigrants are running into what looks like an obvious slip-up.

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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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Health insurance under the Affordable Care Act for 2015 [Q & A]

New Jersey residents can begin choosing health plans Saturday through an online insurance exchange that is a major part of President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul.

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Obamacare open enrollment begins Nov. 15

The next open enrollment period to get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, begins Nov. 15. It runs through Feb. 1, 2015. Free help is available in choosing the right plan and getting coverage is important because those who don't have health care by the time the enrollment period closes will be fined.

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