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    • UnitedHealth Is Bullish About Health Exchanges

      During a conference call with investors Thursday, company executives suggested the online marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act could generate profit margins in the range of 3 to 5 percent. The company wasn't a major player this year, but plans to participate in two dozen states in 2015.

      (Daily Report) Oct 17

    • Demographics Help Shape Lawmakers' Views On Health Law

      Most of the congressional districts with the greatest numbers of uninsured people are represented by Democrats, according to The Associated Press. News outlets also report on how Georgia's gubernatorial candidates and North Dakota's congressional candidates differ on the health law.

      (Daily Report) Oct 17

    • State Exchanges Gird For Round Two

      Covered California hopes to enroll more than half a million new residents this year, bringing total participants to about 1.7 million. Meanwhile, more than 12,000 Oregonians could owe money at tax time because of errors computing their premium subsidies, and a study of Colorado residents finds that insurance costs and signup confusion kept many on the sidelines.

      (Daily Report) Oct 17

    • Research Roundup: Malpractice Reforms And Doctors' Practice

      Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.

      (Daily Report) Oct 17

    • Capsules: Poll: Many Unaware How Ebola Is Spread; California’s Insurance Exchange Gears Up For Round Two

      Check out what's new on KHN's blog, Capsules.

      (Daily Report) Oct 17

    • Consumers Whose Income Drops Below Poverty Get Break On Subsidy Payback

      People who suffered a drop in earnings and fall below the poverty line don't have to repay subsidies, but others who underestimated their income could be in for a surprise at tax time.

      (Daily Report) Oct 17

    • First Edition: October 17, 2014

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including coverage of the Ebola response by public health officials and President Barack Obama as well as the related policies being debated and discussed by lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

      (Daily Report) Oct 17

    • Consumers Whose Income Drops Below Poverty Get Break On Subsidy Payback

      People who suffered a drop in earnings and fall below the poverty line don't have to repay subsidies, but others who underestimated their income could be in for a surprise at tax time.

      (Story) Oct 17

    • What You Should Check Before Renewing Health Coverage

      Several stories offer tips on renewing insurance policies for next year, including comparing your current policy to alternatives, which might offer better coverage at lower cost, and updating information about family size and income. The additional issues posed by language barriers are also explored.

      (Daily Report) Oct 16

    • D.C. Exchange And Favoritism To Congress; Sticker Shock For PreferredOne Customers

      The conservative group, Judicial Watch, files a taxpayer lawsuit challenging what it describes as the District of Columbia's special treatment of more than 12,000 members of Congress, staffers and families, who buy policies in the district's small business exchange. Meanwhile, PreferredOne, the top seller on the MNsure exchange, announces average premium increases of 63 percent for next year.

      (Daily Report) Oct 16