December 20, 2014

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Health insurance marketplaces open

Maygan Rollins, 22, a field organizer with Enroll America, holds a clipboard with pamphlets while canvassing at a bus stop in Miami. Enroll America is a private, non-profit organization running a grassroots campaign to encourage people to sign up for health care offered by the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

CHICAGO — Millions of Americans will on Tuesday be able to shop for the first time on the insurance marketplaces at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care reforms, entering a world intended to simplify the mysteries of health coverage but that could cause yet more confusion — at least initially. Whether consumers will be pleased with the experience, Read More…

HEALTH CARE RULING: Law survives – with Justice Roberts’ help

WASHINGTON — Obamacare lives. America’s historic health care overhaul, derided by Republicans as intrusive, costly “Obamacare,” narrowly survived an election-year battle at the Supreme Court Thursday with the improbable help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts. The 5-4 ruling now makes it certain that major health care changes will move ahead, touching virtually every American’s Read More…

HEALTH CARE RULING: Northeast Ohio woman again in spotlight over ObamaCare

MEDINA TWP. — Natoma Canfield learned the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act when she saw the news scroll across the bottom of a muted television at the grocery store Thursday. A few hours later, she made sure to make it to a television with sound to hear the President Barack Obama give Read More…

HEALTH CARE RULING: Health & Dentistry already getting boost from health law

LORAIN — There were plenty of smiles from staff and patients at Lorain County Health & Dentistry on Thursday following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Mom Allyson Carroll said she’s glad Health & Dentistry exists because she paid just $25 for her own dental cleaning and nothing for Read More…

HEALTH CARE RULING: Area hospitals see no boon from insurance mandate

ELYRIA — The historic Supreme Court ruling that upheld President Barack Obama’s controversial health care reform is being met with mixed emotions in Lorain County by those who are pegged with the responsibility of offering health care to the masses. In the halls of local institutions like EMH Medical Center in Elyria and Mercy Regional Read More…