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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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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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Report: Young Adults Avoiding Doctor Visits Due To Cost

The report by the Commonwealth Fund says 41 percent of those between 19 and 29 did not get medical care over the past year because of the cost. And among the uninsured, the figure jumped to 60 percent.

06/08/2012

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Part 1: Small and Struggling

“We as small business owners are trying to do the right thing by insuring our employees, but it’s not always easy to do that,” says Ken Weinstein, owner of the Trolley Car Diner in Mt. Airy.

05/31/2012

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Part 2: Feeling Squeezed

“A lot of people see someone with a business and think they are rolling,” notes Rod Millwood, who owns a comedy club at 3rd and South Streets in Philadelphia. “But no.”

05/31/2012

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Part 3: A New Landscape

“Health insurance is tricky and it’s confusing, so having the right, unbiased information is a key resource for consumers,” says Melissa Fox, spokeswoman for Pennsylvania’s Insurance Department.

05/31/2012

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Part 4: Government Incentives

“Small businesses overwhelming support the (Obamacare) tax credits. The problem is, they don’t know about them,” says the CEO of a small-business advocacy group.

05/31/2012

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As Supreme Court Weighs Health Care Reform, Americans View Law More Dimly

Forty-seven percent of respondents in a new CBS News poll dissaprove of the law, while just 36 percent approve of it.

03/26/2012

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Pro-Life, Anti-Obamacare Rally Draws Hundreds To Independence Mall

Hundreds of protesters cheered as a number of speakers lashed out at the recent federal mandate that, in effect, forces insurance companies to pay for contraception.

03/23/2012

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Philadelphia Advocates Say Study Backing Medicaid Makes Sense

Medicaid is a key part of President Obama’s health care reform law, and a new study shows that it does help to make people’s lives better.

07/07/2011

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Gov. Corbett Wants High Court To Hear Health Care Act Challenges ASAP

On the anniversary of the federal Affordable Care Act, Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett is calling on President Obama to help get court challenges to the law before the US Supreme Court so they can be quickly resolved.

03/23/2011

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Local Experts Weigh In On Health Care Reform

“There are over 32,000 young adults in our state who can stay on their parents’ insurance now, up to the age of 26, and they would have to go back to being uninsured,” says Athena Ford with the Pennsylvania Health Access Network.

01/20/2011

Part I: The Tanning Tax

by KYW’s Mike Dunn

06/04/2010

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