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Q&A: Am I stuck in my job's costly health plan?

Posted: 03/21/2014 - The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus followers for their real-life questions about the program and the problems they're running into as the March 31 deadline approaches to sign up for coverage in new insurance markets.

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House approves government-wide $1.1T budget


Posted: 01/15/2014 - Party leaders pushed a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill for this year through the House on Wednesday, shunning the turmoil of recent budget clashes with a compromise financing everything from airports to war costs and brimming with victories and concessions for both parties.

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DHHS releases updated insurance enrollment numbers


Posted: 01/16/2014 - The Department of Health and Human Services has released an updated report outlining how many people have signed up for health insurance through the federally operated marketplace.

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New Affordable Care Act deadline moved to Christmas Eve

Posted: 01/16/2014 - The deadline for those that want coverage on Jan. 1s is now on Christmas Eve. You have until March 31 to enroll before you're hit with a $95 penalty for adults and $40 penalty for kids.

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Under the Affordable Care Act, all birth control is not free

Posted: 01/16/2014 - It's been 50 days since the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, a health care overhaul that was intended to give everyone better coverage, especially women. One of the top benefits for young women is access to free preventative care, including birth control. But, as News 12's Christie Ethridge reports, some young women are finding that's not the case.

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Multiple ways to sign up for Affordable Health Care Act

Updated: 11/06/2013 - For the last month people have been trying to sign up online for the Affordable Health Care Act. Some of you have shared your troubles and are asking for alternatives. News12 spoke to one group who's willing to show you different ways to sign-up and where you can go to get help if you don't have any insurance.

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12 On Your Side: Are prescription drug cards in the mail a trick or treat?

Posted: 01/16/2014 - We're On Your Side with a new warning, about certain prescription drug plans that can seem too good to be true. Some News 12 viewers have reported receiving cards promising big savings on prescription medicines. Several of our own staff members recieved the cards as we. Our investigation revealed that some customers who use these cards may not save anything at all, but instead could be providing their personal information for marketing purposes.

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12 On Your Side: News 12 employee targeted by health care phone scam

Posted: 10/24/2013 - We're On Your Side with a warning about a health care scam that is targeting our area.The phone scammers are trying to convince some folks that they can get dirt cheap insurance under the Affordable Care Act. This scam hits particularly close to home as a News 12 staff member was targeted.

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S.C. Attorney General warns against 'Obamacare' scams

Posted: 10/24/2013 - They are the people you turn to to help you sign up for the right health insurance coverage under the new Affordable Care Act. But South Carolina's Attorney General says he's worried that level of access Navigators have could lead to identity theft. As News 12's Chad Mills reports, AG Alan Wilson is also concerned scammers might capitalize of confusion.

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How the federal shutdown is affecting local governments

Posted: 10/24/2013 - All non-essential federal employees are being furloughed and those showing up to work are still not being paid. Local leaders say a short-term shut down will not affect state and local governments as much.

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What you need to know about the ACA application

Updated: 10/02/2013 - The application can be completed online, over the phone, by mail or in person with a navigator. When you go to enroll, you need to be prepared with certain documents and information.

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12 On Your Side: "Young invincibles" key to funding Affordable Care Act

Posted: 10/24/2013 - We're On Your Side if you are 18 to 34 and uninsured, you could make or break the Affordable Care Act. The health care industry is calling this age group the "young invincibles". The health care industry says when these young adults are insured, they help bring down the overall cost of coverage for everyone but it may not be an easy sell for some.

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Where to get answers on the Affordable Care Act

Posted: 10/01/2013 - Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act starts tomorrow, but the questions have already begun. A lot of people don't know what this new health-care law means for them. Tonight, News 12's Christie Ethridge is On Your Side with where and when you can get the answers you need.

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Federal Navigators here to help you understand the ACA

Updated: 10/01/2013 - There are four federal navigators serving Richmond, Burke and Jefferson Counties. Aiken County has one as well. They are available to help you walk through the enrollment process in the Affordable Healthcare Act.

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12 On Your Side: Are you exempt from the Affordable Care Act?

Posted: 10/01/2013 - We're On Your Side. At midnight, folks who are required to have health insurance coverage will be signing up. But there are lots of folks out there who are still confused about who needs to apply in the first place. So are you among the exempt?

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Parts of ObamaCare kickoff Tuesday

Updated: 09/30/2013 - In a couple of days the Affordable Care Act may take its biggest step yet. On October 1st an online health insurance exchange would be open to every state. News12 has a break down on what that means and how young women's coverage can change. On Tuesday you'll be able to compare prices and benefits you want for health insurance, and one group has a lot to gain mothers.

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