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Healthcare site flagged in Heartbleed review
By Associated Press | April 19, 2014
People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.
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Data Points
By Modern Healthcare | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
How many non-elderly Americans will have health insurance in 2014 because of Obamacare? Read Data Points and find out.
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The ACA's midterm report card
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
With the Obama administration taking a victory lap after achieving its first-year goals for health insurance sign-ups, it's as good a time as any for reviewing its performance on all the reforms contained in the Affordable Care Act.
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8 million enrollment total tops good-news week for Obamacare
By Paul Demko | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Higher-than-expected enrollment, lower-than-expected premiums and subsidy costs, and increased interest from insurers made last week a good one for Obamacare, leaving Republican critics scrambling to figure out how to respond.
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ACA enrollment tops 8 million, Obama says
By Paul Demko | April 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Enrollment in health plans sold on Obamacare's insurance exchanges has reached 8 million, and 35% of those who signed up through HealthCare.gov are under the age of 35, President Barack Obama said Thursday.
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Coalition urges CMS to promptly set new ICD-10 deadline
By Joseph Conn | April 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A coalition of healthcare organizations has called on the head of the CMS to quickly adopt a new compliance date for the nationwide adoption of the ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural codes.
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Tax credit extension sought to aid rural providers
By Beth Kutscher | April 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Advocates are trying to persuade Congress to permanently extend a tax incentive program that helps small and rural healthcare providers obtain financing for building and expansion projects.
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Obamacare under attack as conservatives eye 2016
By Associated Press | April 13, 2014
Republicans eyeing the 2016 White House race battered President Barack Obama's healthcare law and nicked each other Saturday, auditioning before a high-profile gathering of conservatives that some political veterans said marked the campaign's unofficial start.
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Double-digit premium hikes 'likely' for 2015 exchange plans
By Modern Healthcare | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A little over a year ago, Joseph Swedish took over the reins of WellPoint, the $71 billion insurance giant whose plans and affiliates finance the healthcare needs of nearly 70 million individuals. A veteran...
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Burwell seen as a drama-free pick to lead HHS
By Virgil Dickson | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In nominating Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, as his next HHS secretary, President Barack Obama has chosen someone recognized by insiders on both sides of the political aisle as an effective manager who is unlikely to become snagged in the politics of...
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