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Delaware Officials: About 7,000 Enrollments in Health Insurance Exchange

Delaware state officials say about 7,000 Delawareans have chosen private insurance plans under the federal Affordable Care Act. Delaware’s Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf told the state Health Care Commission on Thursday that 6,994 people had selected plans …

In Virginia, 74,000-Plus Enrolled in Health Plans Through Insurance Marketplace

More than 74,000 Virginians have enrolled in health plans through the federal insurance marketplace. Figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show that from Oct. 1 through Feb. 1, 28 percent of those in Virginia who selected …

Circle These Dates: Health Law’s Key Tests in 2014

The new year brings the big test of President Barack Obama’s beleaguered health care law: Will it work? The heart of the law springs to life Wednesday, after nearly four years of political turmoil and three months of enrollment chaos. …

Connecticut’s Health Care Exchange Identifying Thousands of Potential Customers

The chief marketing officer for Connecticut’s health care exchange says thousands of people are being identified as potential customers for the new insurance marketplace. Jason Madrak said Thursday that the exchange, known as Access Health CT, generated 6,657 leads as …

Vermont Employers Wrestle With Health Insurance Change

Many Vermont employers are struggling with the decision whether to continue their workers on health insurance or allow them to buy it individually and take advantage of federal tax credits. At a forum Wednesday in Montpelier, some employers said the …

New Jersey Town Trims Hours Because of Health Care Law

A New Jersey town has cut hours for some part-time employees to avoid providing health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act. Middletown Township made the adjustment for 25 workers to prevent a $775,000 annual increase in health insurance costs. …

Connecticut Health Exchange Learns Many Unaware of Effort

Organizers of Connecticut’s new health insurance exchange are learning most residents don’t know much about the effort to set up an insurance marketplace, a hallmark of the federal health care overhaul legislation. According to new survey results provided on July …

Firm Running R.I. Health Exchange’s Call Center an Affiliate of Health Insurer

The company that was awarded a $24 million contract to operate the Rhode Island health benefits exchange’s customer service center is an affiliate of one selling plans on the exchange, but state officials say there are built-in protections to prevent …

IRS Scandals Threaten Funding for Health Care Law

Mounting scandals at the Internal Revenue Service are jeopardizing critical funding for the agency as it gears up to play a big role in President Barack Obama’s health care law. Obama sought a significant budget increase for the IRS for …

Gov. Corbett Signs Bill Limiting Abortion Coverage in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is joining about 20 other states in limiting coverage of abortions under health care insurance policies offered in a federally-run insurance marketplace starting next year under a sweeping federal law. Gov. Tom Corbett’s office said he signed the bill …