Affordable Care Act

New York News
12:31 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

40k New Yorkers Sign Up For Obamacare

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Affordable healthcare is just a click away in New York, where officials are trumpeting the rollout of the state's health exchange as a success. 

Since the health exchange went live online October 1, more than 40-thousand New Yorkers completed the application process for health insurance: officials say the number surpasses the numbers reported by any other state.

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Hudson Valley News
2:36 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

NY Congressional Reps Have Different Approaches To Opening Government

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As the nation endures day three of the partial federal government shutdown, New York’s congressional representatives from the Hudson Valley say they’re trying to open all the closed doors. 

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North Country News
9:15 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

VT Health Connect Ready for Tuesday Launch

The official overseeing the launch of Vermont's online health insurance marketplace says the system is on track for its scheduled opening.

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Hudson Valley News
9:26 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Westchester Offers Help In Navigating Health Insurance Marketplace

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A county health department in New York’s Hudson Valley is the latest entity to announce help for residents with the new health insurance marketplace under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

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Hudson Valley News
12:08 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

HV Congresswoman Slams GOP Move To Defund Affordable Care Act

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A New York congresswoman says the vote in the Republican-controlled U.S. House to gut the Affordable Care Act is a vote for putting insurance companies back in charge and for a government shutdown.

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WAMC News
4:42 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Defunding Obamacare Pits Congressman Against Congressman

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With about a week to go before all employers must comply with certain elements of the Affordable Care Act and individual health exchanges open, tensions are rising as lawmakers in Washington find themselves embroiled in a  bitter battle over defunding "Obamacare."

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New England News
12:52 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

Medicare Cuts Threaten Home Health Care

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Home health care agencies are facing a 14 percent cut in Medicare funding over the next four years.  Industry representatives warn this will have a devastating impact on seniors and the disabled who receive medical care at home.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Eric Berger, CEO of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare.

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New England News
6:06 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Shumlin, Vt. Chamber To Kick Off Health Forums

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is to join the Vermont Chamber of Commerce in kicking off a series of forums for small businesses to learn about the new health insurance exchange being created under the federal Affordable Care Act.

A program today from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Montpelier's Capitol Plaza hotel and conference center will be geared to helping small businesses learn what they need to know as they prepare to shop in the Vermont Health Connect exchange for health insurance.

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Hudson Valley News
10:23 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Reports Analyze Subsidies Under The Affordable Care Act

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A national, nonprofit consumer health organization is calling October 1 a milestone, when more than 2.4 million New Yorkers may enroll in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Two congressional representatives say many are probably unaware of the financial help available.

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New England News
6:10 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Governor To Kick Off Vt. Health Connect Forums

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is set this week to help kick off a series of forums for small businesses to learn about the new health insurance exchange being created under the federal Affordable Care Act.

A program Wednesday from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Montpelier's Capitol Plaza hotel and conference center will be geared to helping small businesses learn what they need to know as they prepare to shop in the Vermont Health Connect exchange for health insurance.

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