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Posted 11 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Privacy Concerns Unfounded for State Health Exchange

Maryland’s new health insurance exchange, opened as required under the Affordable Care Act on Oct. 1, has raised some privacy issues over how health information will be shared.   Public Information? The Maryland Health Connection (MHC) reportedly alerts people who sign up that while it will not sell their personal information and that it can only be used for the exchange’s purposes, an exception exists for “law enforcement and audit activities,” according to the Baltimore Sun. Despite assurances from the …

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More Obamacare Myths Debunked

Please see our previous article, Obamacare Myths Debunked, for additional information dispelling other popular misconceptions about the Affordable Care Act. Last week, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act sputtered to a start. While technical glitches blocked many from accessing the new online health care exchanges, consumers nevertheless began exploring new options for purchasing insurance. Meanwhile, congressional Republicans shut down the federal government in protest of the law’s rollout, although since the funds had already been allocated the health care …

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Obamacare Exchanges Open Despite Government Shutdown

The first health care exchanges created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have opened to consumers today despite the shutdown of the U.S. federal government. Congressional Republicans shut off the funding spigot to all non-essential federal services starting today by refusing to pass a spending bill unless President Obama agrees to strip funding to the ACA, which passed in 2010 and is scheduled to go into full implementation in 2014. However, the money for the bill, including tax …

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UPS Cites Obamacare in Ending Spouse Health Coverage

The United Parcel Service company announced recently that it will no longer offer health care to the spouses of employees who have the option to get coverage through their own job. The change, to be effective Jan. 1, is expected to affect about 15,000 employees. Employees whose spouses don’t work or aren’t offered insurance through their job will not be affected, nor will members of the Teamsters union.  The company indicated that a hike in expenses due to the implementation of …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Job & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Oklahoma Lawsuit Could Derail Obamacare

A judge in Oklahoma is allowing a lawsuit by the state against Obamacare to proceed in what is one of dozens of legal challenges to the health care reform that are still filtering through the court system. The state is arguing in Pruitt v. Sebelius that a mandate in the Affordable Care Act that large employers offer health insurance to employees or pay a penalty should not apply to states that declined to set up their own health care exchanges. …

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