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Government to pick plans for displaced health law customers

Cutline: Shown is the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance. Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015 – all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service for the first time whether or not they had health insurance the previous year. Most will check a box. It’s also when the IRS starts collecting fines from some uninsured people, and deciding if others qualify for exemptions. AP Images

WASHINGTON  — Worried that insurers bailing out of the health law’s markets may prompt their customers to drop out, too, the Obama administration plans to steer affected policyholders to remaining insurance companies. But those consumers could get an unwelcome surprise ...

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Tax filing problems could jeopardize health aid for 1.8M

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WASHINGTON — About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law now have issues with their tax returns that could jeopardize their subsidies next year. Administration officials say those taxpayers will have to ...

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Survey: Uninsured rate hit new low in 2014

In this file photo, the HealthCare.gov website is seen on a laptop screen. The share of Americans without health insurance dropped to its lowest level in seven years in 2014 as President Barack Obama's overhaul took full effect, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday. AP Images

WASHINGTON — Even as it faces another Supreme Court challenge, President Barack Obama’s health care law has steadily reduced the number of uninsured Americans, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that the share of ...

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More than 812K in sign up for health insurance

BUFFALO (AP) — New York state health officials said more than 812,000 people have enrolled for health insurance statewide under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Monday marked the deadline for open enrollment through the state’s health plan marketplace, called ...

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Insurers agree to update provider directories

ALBANY — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office has reached settlements with eight health insurance companies that require them to ensure the accuracy of provider directories on their websites. The attorney general’s office says the companies will ...

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State expanding care for autism treatment

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed a law that will require health insurance providers to offer coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder. Under the new law, health insurance companies will be required to provide coverage for ...

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