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5 Ways To Buy Health Insurance Without A Government Exchange

If you are not assured by promises of a highly secure government exchange to buy health insurance, skip it.


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Social Security In 1935: How Today’s Health Law Should Evolve

Imagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.


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Obamacare Restrictions Lead Brooklyn Couple To Consider Divorce

From website crashes to long holds on calls, the issues involved with the unveiling of the Affordable Care Act are well-documented. But now, could it be breaking couples up?


President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an Organizing for Action "Obamacare Summit" at the St. Regis Hotel on Nov. 4, 2013, in Washington, D.C.  (credit: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Changes Tune On Health Care Coverage Mantra

The Affordable Care Act website has been plagued with issues since going live more than a month ago and new bugs continue to be uncovered.


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Affordable Care Act Could Be Further Hamstrung By Shortage Of Doctors

New Yorkers are notorious for wanting things immediately, and that includes medical care. But even doctors who support Obamacare say there could be delays, due to more patients, and fewer doctors,


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Doctors Dropped By Insurers As Affordable Care Act Rollout Continues

Some are being forced to get a new doctor to remain covered. It appears insurers are trying to cut their costs in light of the coming health care changes next year.


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Health Care Shocker For N.J. Students Looking For Low-Cost Insurance

It was a health care shocker for college students in New Jersey who found out that they can’t buy low-cost health insurance at their schools because of the Affordable Care Act.


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee, Oct. 29, 2013. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Official Grilled On Health Care Website Woes

“I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should,” Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said Tuesday.


Sen. Chris Murphy (R) at the Cornell Scott-Hill health center in New Haven where people are enrolling in the Access Health CT marketplace, Oct. 23, 2013. (credit: Twitter/Sen. Chris Murphy)

Sen. Murphy Touts Smooth Implementation Of State’s Health Insurance Marketplace

Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy on Wednesday visited two health care centers in New Haven and Hartford to see how the sign-up process has been going.


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Obama: ‘No Excuse’ For Health Care Sign-Up Problems

The president said his administration was doing “everything we can possibly do” to get the federally run websites up and running.


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Buying Health Insurance For The First Time? Here’s A Checklist To Get You Started.

This checklist shows the most important aspects of this sweeping new law that you should consider before you make any decisions.


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Understanding The Affordable Care Act: Helping The Uninsured Get Enrolled

The key provision of the Affordable Care Act, known as the individual mandate, goes into effect on Tuesday, Oct. 1.


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Understanding The Affordable Care Act: Will Law Create Doctor Shortage?

Those who will be newly insured and doctors alike have expressed concerns that the law will cause a shortage of doctors.


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Understanding The Affordable Care Act: Mount Sinai’s Geriatric ER

Mount Sinai Hospital has been experimenting with an emergency department for patients 65 years and older.


Williamsburg restaurant owner George Weld

Understanding The Affordable Care Act: Brooklyn Small Business Owner Joining Exchange

George Weld, the owner of Egg and Parish Hall restaurants in Williamsburg, will take advantage of New York’s Small Business Health Options program for businesses with less than 50 employees.