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Millions May Face Tax Penalties Under Health Law Provisions

Millions May Face Tax Penalties Under Health Law Provisions

January 29, 2015


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(HAS TRIM) By Tony Pugh McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — An estimated 3 million to 6 million households that file 2014 income tax returns might incur penalties this tax season for failing to secure health insurance last year under the Affordable Care Act. Senior officials at the Treasury a...

States That Decline To Expand Medicaid Give Up Billions In Aid

States That Decline To Expand Medicaid Give Up Billions In Aid

September 4, 2014


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By Tony Pugh McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — If the 23 states that have rejected expanding Medicaid under the 2010 health-care law continue to do so for the next eight years, they’ll pay $152 billion to extend the program in other states — while receiving nothing in return. T...

More Like “NObamacare.” None For Me, Thanks!

Joe Lose, Writer

March 27, 2014


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With only four days left until the individual mandate deadline for Obamacare...  Oh, I'm sorry, Nancy Pelosi.  We're not supposed to say "Obamacare" anymore, are we?  But we'll get to that later.  The individual mandate for Obamacare states you must sign up and pay for health insurance.  Doesn't...

Expect A Close Ruling As Supreme Court Weighs Contraceptive Coverage

March 25, 2014


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By Michael Doyle McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — Conservative Supreme Court justices on Tuesday foreshadowed how they might rule on whether certain for-profit corporations could claim religious exemptions from the health care law’s contraceptive mandate. In the year’s most ...

Health Insurance Enrollment Efforts Enter Their Final Month

Health Insurance Enrollment Efforts Enter Their Final Month

March 1, 2014


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By Tony Pugh McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — After a horrendous start and months of playing catch-up against a barrage of political attacks, supporters of the Affordable Care Act have hit the homestretch in their six-month effort to educate and enroll millions of Americans in health i...

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