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HHS gets $1 million for home visits

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New Hampshire Home Visiting Programs helping pregnant women and parents of young children will receive $1 million for fiscal year 2014 under the Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services...

Manchester widow's health insurance issue resolved

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A Manchester widow who spent two months trying in vain to get her late husband's name removed from the health insurance plan they bought on the federal exchange says the situation has been resolved...

U.S. appeals courts issue conflicting rulings on Obamacare exchange subsidies such as NH's

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a federal regulations that implemented subsidies that are vital to President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, in direct conflict with...

Since the death of her husband, Martin in May, Debra Jacobsen of Manchester has been trying to get his name dropped from the health insurance policy they purchased on the health insurance marketplace. It's been anything but easy.

Manchester woman can't get deceased husband's name off health plan

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A newly widowed Manchester woman has found her grief compounded by an unexpected challenge: Getting her late husband's name removed from the health insurance plan they bought on the federal Health...

Woman’s complaint about Anthem's 'narrow network' to be heard

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield will have to defend the selection of hospitals for its “narrow network” on the Obamacare website at healthcare.gov, now that the state Insurance Commissioner...

Surveys: NH health premiums up 90%; more people insured under Obamacare

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Granite State health insurance brokers surveyed by Morgan Stanley reported average premium increases of 90 percent, second only to Delaware, which reported 100 percent. Meanwhile, the Gallup polling...

Nurse wins 'David and Goliath' fight after being left uninsured

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A local woman is gaining national publicity for successfully challenging an error in the processing of her health insurance that left her uninsured through no fault of her own.

Hobby Lobby on South Willow Street in Manchester.

Supreme Court hears Hobby Lobby's birth control coverage challenge today

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Hobby Lobby, the Oklahoma-based arts-and-crafts chain with a location in Manchester, goes to the U.S. Supreme Court today to challenge the Obamacare mandate that employer health care coverage include...

State’s high risk insurance pool to close June 30

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Citing improvements in consumers’ ability to access the state’s health care exchange, Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny on Wednesday announced that he has ordered the New Hampshire...

$2 million federal grant targets New Hampshire health exchange

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The state Insurance Department got permission from lawmakers to accept a $2 million federal grant to help the department evaluate health insurance policies sold on the New Hampshire exchange at...

Obama allows health plan renewals for 2 more years

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The Obama administration said on Wednesday it would allow health insurers to extend plans that fail to comply with its signature health care law for an additional two years, giving some consumers the...

Health insurance help offered in three languages at Elliot facilities

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Free help in enrolling in health insurance is being offered at the Elliot Hospital and the Elliot at River's Edge by the Foundation for Healthy Communities.

Ayotte says medical device tax a crusher

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U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte said Friday that the Affordable Care Act's Medical Device Tax is hurting New Hampshire companies, including a local business that has seen a direct impact.

Aetna expects to lose money on Obamacare exchanges despite recent pickup in business

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Aetna Inc., the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday it expects to lose money on the Obamacare exchanges even as demand for these insurance plans has picked up over the past few weeks.

Feds to look at Obamacare networks after Shea-Porter request

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The change in HHS procedures comes after U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., accused it of rubber-stamping the "narrow network" created by Anthem to serve New Hampshire residents who sign up through...

Shea-Porter tells Obama 'some people' should resign over flawed ACA roll-out

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Republicans Wednesday quickly jumped on Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter's comment to President Obama Tuesday night and said that as a supporter of the Affordable Care Act, she should be the one to...

Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare will cost nation 2M jobs

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The health care law could reduce the labor force participation by the equivalent of 2 million full-time jobs, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.

Congressional Budget Office estimates Obamacare will cost nation 2.3M jobs

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Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Affordable Care Act will cause a larger than-expected reduction in working hours - eliminating the equivalent of about 2.3 million workers in 2021...

Youth participation low in ACA signups

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The new private health plans available under Obamacare drew in fewer young and healthy Americans than needed for the administration to make health care reform a market success in the first wave of...

Lawsuit targets Congress' health subsidy

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, filed a lawsuit Monday in an attempt to block the federal government from helping to pay for health care coverage for members of Congress and their...

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Duane McElvain and Linda Maclachlan talk at YJT Solutions, a small IT management service provider.

Small employers grapple with rising insurance premiums

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YJT Solutions isn't required to offer health insurance to its 35 employees, but the Chicago company does. In fact, it covers 100 percent of its workers' individual costs.

U.S. Healthcare.gov average monthly premium rises to $222 in 2015

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The average monthly cost for a 2015 mid-tier health insurance plan in the 35 states that are part of Healthcare.gov rose about 2 percent to $222 for a 27-year old, the U.S. government said on...

With open enrollment, watch for the hidden costs of health care

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As open enrollment season starts, a new survey is providing an important reminder that you need to look just beyond the cost of a health plan's monthly premium to figure out your expected medical...

HealthCare.gov may work better, but challenges loom for Obamacare customers

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The technology glitches may be a thing of the past. But people shopping online for health insurance plans under President Barack Obama's health-care law may encounter a new set of problems early next...

NH insurer rates close to identical

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Three of five companies who expect to sell health insurance in New Hampshire next year have disclosed their rates, and their monthly premiums vary by mere dollars.

MCHO slated to become fifth ACA insurer in NH

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Maine Community Health Options said Monday it plans to expand its geographic footprint to all of New Hampshire, offering health insurance plans through the health exchange marketplace, starting in...

Govt. health agency sees 25% jump in Obamacare insurers

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The number of insurers offering individual health plans on the Obamacare exchanges will increase about 25 percent in 2015 and that should keep down prices, the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

Northeast Delta Dental enrolls 2,000 in ACA

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Northeast Delta Dental said Tuesday it enrolled nearly 2,000 people during its first year participating in the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) health insurance marketplace in New Hampshire.

Small firms slow to embrace ACA business exchanges

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Unhappy with the choices her insurance broker was offering, Denver publishing company owner Rebecca Askew went to Colorado's small business health insurance exchange last fall.

Officials say hackers broke into Obamacare website server

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An unknown hacker or hackers broke into a computer server supporting the HealthCare.gov website through which consumers enroll in Obamacare health insurance, a government cybersecurity team...

Rochester woman's health care network claim dismissed

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The state Insurance Department on Tuesday dismissed the claim of a Rochester woman who said she suffered injury because her doctor at Frisbie Memorial Hospital was not included in a health care...

Health centers in Somersworth, Raymond using Obamacare funds to streamline service

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Two Seacoast health centers have received federal funding to improve facilities and care.

Tom Raffio: Assessing health-care marketplaces

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If the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplaces were an athletic team, it would have earned the 2014 “Most Improved Team” award — hands down — at the end of season...

UnitedHealth to be big Obamacare player in 2015

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UnitedHealth Group Inc., after wading cautiously into Obamacare insurance exchanges this year, on Thursday vowed to become a major player, participating in as many as two dozen state exchanges in...

Q and A: What businesses should know about Obamacare

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Editor's note: Northeast Delta Dental recently gathered a group of expert volunteers from health-care companies, government agencies and businesses to present a conference on the Affordable Care Act...

Mike Cote's Business Editor's Notebook: Restaurant owner faces up to challenge of Obamacare

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Business owners need to work with the tenets of the Affordable Care Act, whether they like it or not.

Mike Cote's Business Editor's Notebook: Ayotte aims for common ground with Obamacare changes

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It was no surprise the first subject Sen. Kelly Ayotte addressed during her talk Friday to the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire is the one expected to be the deciding factor in the...

Consumers be wary: Low premiums may mean high out-of-pocket health costs

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If you buy one of the less expensive insurance plans sold through the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces, you may be in for a surprise: Some plans won't not pay for doctor visits before you meet your...