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Trump’s health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major “Obamacare” health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable. The unexpected ...

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4th High Court go-round for health law

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court is wading into its fourth dispute over President Barack Obama’s 5-year-old health care overhaul. The latest “Obamacare” case involves objections by faith-based hospitals, colleges and charities to the process the administration devised to spare ...

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Tardy tax filers risk loss of health care subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law doesn’t start for another couple of months, but the next few days are crucial for hundreds of thousands of customers who risk losing financial aid when they renew ...

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Health law’s nonprofit insurance co-ops awash in red ink

In this 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama reaches for a pen to sign the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Nonprofit co-ops, the health care law’s public-spirited alternative to mega insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of sign-up goals, a government audit has found. AP Images

WASHINGTON — Fed up with the insurance industry, Democrats used the health care overhaul to create nonprofit co-ops that would compete with the corporations. Now a government audit finds co-ops are awash in red ink. Only one out of 23 ...

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Bogus enrollees kept getting ‘Obamacare’

In this file photo, Rosemary Cabelo uses a computer at a public library to access the Affordable Health Care Act website in San Antonio. The Government Accountability Office said announced that its counterfeit characters were re-enrolled by Obamacare, signaling that the website does not seem to be set up to detect fraud, a GAO spokesperson said in a statement. AP Images

WASHINGTON — Phony applicants that investigators signed up last year under President Barack Obama’s health care law got automatically re-enrolled for 2015. Some were rewarded with even bigger taxpayer subsidies for their insurance premiums, a congressional probe has found. The ...

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Report: Higher deficits, more uninsured if health law tossed

WASHINGTON — Repealing President Barack Obama’s signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit, while the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million, said a nonpartisan government study released Friday. The report from the ...

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Vast data warehouse raises privacy concerns

WASHINGTON — A government data warehouse that stores information indefinitely on millions of customers is raising privacy concerns at a time when major breaches have become distressingly common. Known as MIDAS, the system is described on a federal website ...

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Health law is now ‘reality,’ despite what critics say

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared his health care law a firmly established “reality” of American life even as the legality of one of its key elements awaits a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. “This is now ...

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How do justices weigh Obamacare ruling consequences?

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court could wipe away health insurance for millions of Americans when it resolves the latest fight over President Barack Obama’s health overhaul. But would the court take away a benefit from so many people? Should ...

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Administration asks judge to toss House health care suit

WASHINGTON — Obama administration attorneys urged a federal judge Thursday to throw out a politically charged lawsuit by House Republicans over the president’s health care law, but encountered plenty of skeptical questions. “You don’t really believe that, do you?” U.S. ...

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