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USA: Why Health Care Premiums Are Rising Under ‘Obamacare’

October 2016 ABCNews; The Obama administration acknowledged on Monday that premiums for health care plans created under the president’s signature Affordable Care Act will rise substantially next year — another hiccup for the law, also known as “Obamacare.” Insurers are set to raise the premiums for plans sold through HealthCare.gov …

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USA: 7 Insurers Alleged To Have Discriminated Against HIV Patients

October 2016 npr; The Affordable Care Act prohibits insurers from discriminating against people with serious illnesses, but some marketplace plans sidestep that taboo by making the drugs that people with HIV need unavailable or unaffordable, complaints filed recently with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights …

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USA:Expect your health insurance costs to rise in 2017

August cnbc; You’ll pay a little more for your workplace health insurance plan next year. Health insurance premiums will increase by 5 percent in 2017 for employees, according to a recent study from the National Business Group on Health, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that represents large employers. That’s about on par with …

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USA: Health care premiums will rise, so what can you do?

June 2016 cbsnews; It wasn’t a matter of if, but more like how much. Health care analysts and actuaries have been predicting for weeks now that Affordable Care Act exchange members would likely see premium increases for 2017 around 10 percent on average. Preliminary reporting shows those predictions are accurate. …

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USA: Philadelphia Council Passes Sweet Drink Tax

June 2016 nbcnews; The Philadelphia City Council approved a tax on sweet drinks Thursday, becoming the first major city in the country to pass such a levy and overcoming a multi-million dollar campaign by the beverage industry to oppose it. The 1.5 cent-an-ounce tax affects both sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened …

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