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People ACT Healthier When Their CARE is AFFORDABLE (Hmm, What Was the Name of That Law, Again?)

People ACT Healthier When Their CARE is AFFORDABLE (Hmm, What Was the Name of That Law, Again?)
South Carolina is reaping the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, and not just health-wise. Because of the mandate that 80% of premiums be used for actual care, customers are actually seeing rebates. That's money from health insurance coming back. Who's heard of such a thing?
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Study Shows 24 States Refusing to Expand Medicaid Are Rejecting $423.6B in Federal Funds Over 9 Years

 Study Shows 24 States Refusing to Expand Medicaid Are Rejecting $423.6B in Federal Funds Over 9 Years
How much of our hard-earned tax money are Republicans throwing away simply because of their Obama(care) Derangement Syndrome? According to a new study by the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — a shit-ton. Yeah, that's a technical term.
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Like Kryptonite to Conservatives: Medicare Doing Better Than We Thought!

Like Kryptonite to Conservatives: Medicare Doing Better Than We Thought!
Medicare and Social Security are in even better fiscal shape than we previously realized. Let's take a look at this Conservative kyrptonite: the massive success of Social Security and Medicare. (Added bonus: Affordable Care Act seems to be helping stabilize both!)
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Scandal! Obamacare Forces Insurers to Refund Nearly $3M to Coloradans

Scandal! Obamacare Forces Insurers to Refund Nearly $3M to Coloradans
For all the trolling inspired by the boogeyman that is Obamacare, the actual laws and benefits reaped by consumers under the Affordable Care Act are wildly popular. Who would've thought that $2.7 million in rebate checks — just in the state of Colorado — might be something that people want?
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Republicans OK With Raising Taxes, but Only When It Hurts Obamacare

Republicans OK With Raising Taxes, but Only When It Hurts Obamacare
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange took to Facebook yesterday and bragged about his role in a federal appeals' court decision in Halbig vs Burwell. This is the case that attempts to end ACA tax credits for families in states that participate in the federal marketplace — a group that includes Alabama. When families lose those credits, their federal tax bills will rise. Mark your calendar, because this is surely an enormous reversal of the long-time GOP mantra of "no taxes, no where, no how."
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Judgment Spray: Dueling Obamacare Rulings Likely Headed to Supreme Court

Judgment Spray: Dueling Obamacare Rulings Likely Headed to Supreme Court
Within hours yesterday, two different courts reached opposing decisions on a key portion of the president's health care plan — meaning a showdown in the nation's highest court is probably inevitable. As more Americans understand and, seemingly in turn, approve of the law however, an interesting political dilemma is beginning to rise for ardent opponents of Obamacare.
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Doctor Who? Physicians Who Refuse Big Pharma Money Get Error Message.

Doctor Who? Physicians Who Refuse Big Pharma Money Get Error Message.
The federal government has a word for physicians who don’t have financial relationships with pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers: “Error.” This week, the government began allowing doctors to log into a secure website to check the payments attributed to them by drug and device makers. This information will be made public later this year under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act. In advance, if doctors believe the material about them is wrong, they can contest it. But early reports suggest the new site has some glitches.
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Charles Ornstein
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Republicans Prepare to Sue Obama Over Delay of Obamacare Law They Voted to Kill 54 Times

Republicans Prepare to Sue Obama Over Delay of Obamacare Law They Voted to Kill 54 Times
Late last week, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced plans to sue President Obama over delays in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
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Despite SCOTUS, More Employers Covering Birth Control Under Obamacare

Despite SCOTUS, More Employers Covering Birth Control Under Obamacare
More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama's health law, a major coverage shift that's likely to advance. This week the Supreme Court allowed some employers with religious scruples to opt out, but most companies appear to be going in the opposite direction.
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Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
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Sodexo Tries, Fails to Screw Workers With ACA Loophole

Sodexo Tries, Fails to Screw Workers With ACA Loophole
Sodexo tried to screw workers out of healthcare last year, using a loophole in the ACA to calculate hours in a way that made certain employees ineligible. Backlash from the unions up to the Obama administration made the company reverse course.
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