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The first half of the Obamacare open enrollment period is over, and yesterday, federal health officials announced sign-up figures from the first three months. Read more»

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Online marketplaces at the heart of the health law opened for business Tuesday, often haltingly, as Web-based insurance portals were swamped with consumers who were frequently unable to sign up. Read more»

India Grasso said she dropped by a Phoenix College briefing on the Affordable Care Act so she could learn her options should her mother lose her job and benefits.

As community leaders and advocates briefed Phoenix College students on the federal health-insurance exchange that launched Tuesday, 18-year-old India Grasso dropped by to learn what she could do if her mother lost her job and benefits. Read more»

Workers who lose their jobs and their employer-based health insurance will have new coverage options when the Affordable Care Act's state marketplaces open in October. But consumer advocates are concerned many may not realize this and lock themselves into pricier coverage than they need. Read more»

There is an age-old tradition in this country: if you don't like a law and can't get rid of it, look for a loophole. That's what some companies that don't want to comply with an important Obamacare requirement have done, and it appears they've hit pay dirt. Read more»

The House of Representatives is expected to vote for the 40th time this week to repeal Obamacare, not because anyone believes the 40th time will be the charm, but because the exercise will enable Republican freshmen to vote for repeal and brag about it during their campaigns next year. Read more»

As last week's so-called "deadline" for states to decide whether or not to establish a "health insurance exchange" came and went, Arizonans were given good news: Gov Jan Brewer will not stick Arizona taxpayers with the bill for implementing the new federal health insurance mandates – for now. Read more»