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Health care act

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     WASHINGTON – In a key milestone for the 4-year-old health care law, the Obama administration says more than 7 million people signed up for health care through insurance exchanges, surpassing a threshold once
  • Many newly insured still face health coverage upheaval
    WASHINGTON - As procrastinators rushed to buy health insurance Monday by the Affordable Care Act’s official enrollment deadline, new research estimates that about half of those with subsidized coverage obtained from federal or
  • Deadline dash: Health care sign-ups amid glitches
    WASHINGTON – A flood of last-minute applicants rushed to sign up for health insurance on Monday, deadline day for President Barack Obama’s health care law, with more than 100,000 people at a time using the fragile system
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AP-GfK poll: Health law seen as eroding coverage

WASHINGTON – A poll finds that Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama's health care law for their rising premiums and deductibles.

The Associated Press-GfK poll found that nearly half the people with job-based or other private coverage say their policies will be changing next year – mostly for the worse. That means higher costs through premiums, deductibles or copayments.

Nearly 4 in 5 in the poll say the changes are due to the Affordable Care Act.

It's another problem for a president trying to cope with the consequences of a coverage rollout for the uninsured that 3 out of 4 people say has gone poorly.

Of those who said they or a member of their household tried to enroll, just 24 percent said they succeeded.

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