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Obamacare Key Dates In 2014

Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.

11/25/2013

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Understanding The Affordable Care Act: What Does It Mean For You?

We sat down with Danielle Holahan, Deputy Director of the New York State Department of Health, to learn everything we need to know about the new health care legislation.

10/01/2013

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Where Are The Uninsured In America?

Massachusetts has lowest percentage of uninsured residents with only 4.5 percent; Texas has the highest with 28.8 percent. Generally the highest uninsured rates can be found in the South and West.

09/04/2013

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Who Are The Uninsured In America?

Young adults 19-34 years of age represent the group most likely to be uninsured. More than three-quarters of uninsured Americans come from working families.

09/04/2013

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Tips For Choosing Health Insurance

Below are some practical tips for selecting a health insurance policy that include advice from experts and suggested research. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its implementation over the coming years will likely have some […]

07/02/2013

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Conn. Budget Panel To Keep Malloy Hospital Cuts

The General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee was expected to approve a spending bill that keeps one of Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy’s most contentious proposed spending reductions, deep cuts in state aid to hospitals.

04/19/2013

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Experts: Medical ‘Tsunami’ Will Lead To Hospital Closings In Westchester

Medical professionals in Westchester County were warning the public to brace for impact Wednesday night, as hospital closings and longer ambulance rides are apparently in our future.

04/10/2013

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Fact Check Wednesday: The State Of The Union

“We did a lot of fact checking, but actually we wound up writing about very little,” factcheck.org’s Eugene Kieley told WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot.

02/13/2013

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Murphy, McMahon Hit Campaign Trail After Wins In Conn. U.S. Senate Primary

It’s now a race to November for Connecticut’s U.S. Senate candidates.

08/15/2012

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Affordable Care Act Provides New Benefits To Women As Of Wednesday

Big changes brought about by the president’s health care reform law are taking effect, meaning an estimated 47 million women will see the effects of the Affordable Care Act, which passed in 2012 and was largely upheld by the Supreme Court in June.

08/01/2012

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Malloy Applauds Supreme Court Decision; Conn. Moving Forward On Exchanges

One of the portions of the Affordable Care Act, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, calls for states to set up health insurance exchanges so people can buy plans.

06/29/2012

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Health Insurance Premiums Expected To Rise

The average worker would see an increase of 12.4 percent amounting to a total of $2,209. Out-of-pocket costs like co-pays and deductibles will rise 12.6 percent or $2,177.

11/16/2010

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Could Overhaul Undermine Employer Health Coverage?

The new health care law wasn’t supposed to undercut employer plans that have provided most people in the U.S. with coverage, but last week a leading manufacturer told workers their costs will jump partly because of the law.

10/24/2010