For Consumers Whose Health Premiums Will Go Up Under New Law, Sticker Shock Leads To Anger

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The growing backlash involves people whose plans are being discontinued because the policies dont meet the laws more-stringent standards. Theyre finding that many alternative policies come with higher premiums and deductibles. Graphic A look at the consumer’s route through the HealthCare.gov Web site and the potential failure points. More health-care news Sandhya Somashekhar and Lena H. Sun HealthCare.gov is fixable, but dozens of problems need to be addressed, an adviser says. Sandhya Somashekhar, Amy Goldstein, Sarah Kliff and Lena H.
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Domestic Abuse Has Long Term Health Impact, Survey Says

“We now know from science that exposure to violence leads to significant poor health outcomes across the life spectrum,” said Kristin Schubert, the director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Vulnerable Populations Porfolio. “When you make this connection and understand the health, economic and social repercussions of intimate partner violence, it becomes clear that this is a problem that should concern everyone,” Schubert said. One of the stumbling blocks to treatment, the survey found, was that women don’t make the connection between their health and the abuse. Survey respondents were more likely to blame other things, such as smoking and alcohol for any of their health problems rather than the domestic abuse they had endured. Health care providers often fail to pick up on the signals, according to the survey.
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What’s up with Obamacare and my health care?

These are worth up to 50% of your premium costs. Small businesses can still deduct the rest of their premium cost not covered by the tax credit. It is only available for plans bought through SHOP. 6.
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