I'm quitting my job. Thanks, Obamacare!
Obamacare will allow Karen Willmus to quit her job and form a start-up with her daughter.
February 25th, 2014
07:27 AM ET
10 months ago

I'm quitting my job. Thanks, Obamacare!

New York (CNNMoney) - Now that Karen Willmus can get health insurance through Obamacare, she plans to quit teaching 9th grade English at the end of the school year.

The 51-year-old found policies on the Colorado state exchange for about $300 a month. That's less than what she's paying now for employer-sponsored coverage and less than half what she paid on the individual market in 2007.

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Obamacare sign-ups hit 365,000, but there's a long way to go
December 11th, 2013
09:04 AM ET
1 year ago

Obamacare sign-ups hit 365,000, but there's a long way to go

New York (CNNMoney) – Nearly 365,000 people have signed up for Obamacare in its first two months, but that's still a far cry from the 7 million projected to ultimately enroll for 2014.

The pace of sign-ups accelerated in November after the Obama administration worked to solve technical problems with healthcare.gov. Officials say there has been an even bigger increase in traffic in recent weeks.

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Obamacare: You're not insured until you pay
You must pay your first month's premium before you are insured under Obamacare.
December 5th, 2013
07:48 AM ET
1 year ago

Obamacare: You're not insured until you pay

New York (CNNMoney) – Just because you've picked an Obamacare insurance policy doesn't mean you've got coverage.

If you want to be insured come Jan. 1, you have to pay your first month's premium by your insurer's due date, often Dec. 31.

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How 'affordable' are Obamacare plans?
Jennifer Slafter does not find Obamacare plans for her family very affordable.
November 21st, 2013
07:54 AM ET
1 year ago

How 'affordable' are Obamacare plans?

New York (CNNMoney) – Many Americans browsing the Obamacare exchanges are finding the Affordable Care Act isn't living up to its name.

It's not just premiums that are bringing up the costs. Consumers are finding high deductibles, co-payments and other expenses that make the Obamacare policies seem more like catastrophic plans than comprehensive insurance.

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3 hurdles Obamacare fix must overcome
November 15th, 2013
07:52 AM ET
1 year ago

3 hurdles Obamacare fix must overcome

New York (CNNMoney) – President Obama now says that it's okay with him for people to keep their individual health insurance plans for another year. But he doesn't have the power to renew their policies.

Under attack after insurers terminated non-Obamacare compliant policies for millions of Americans, Obama said Thursday the administration will allow state insurance commissioners and insurers to extend current policies through 2014 even if they don't meet all the health reform requirements.

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Obamacare's first month: 106,000 signed up
November 13th, 2013
03:36 PM ET
1 year ago

Obamacare's first month: 106,000 signed up

New York (CNNMoney) - Some 106,185 people signed up for Obamacare in its first month of operation, a period marred by major technological problems with both the federal and state enrollment websites.

Fewer than 27,000 Americans selected an insurance plan through the federal healthcare.gov site, which is handling enrollment for 36 states, according to figures released Wednesday by the Obama administration. The site is still far from fully operational, leaving tech experts racing to get it working by month's end, as the administration promised.

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What did GOP win on Obamacare? Not much
Obamacare applicants will face tougher income verification standards under debt ceiling deal.
October 17th, 2013
07:44 AM ET
1 year ago

What did GOP win on Obamacare? Not much

New York (CNNMoney) - After taking the country to the edge of default, Republicans won virtually no concessions on the law they hate most: Obamacare.

Concerned that Affordable Care Act enrollees will scam the system to get federal subsidies to pay for insurance, the GOP demanded tighter income verification procedures for applicants.

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September 27th, 2013
07:55 AM ET
1 year ago

Will young people pay a lot more under Obamacare?

New York  (CNNMoney) – There are many assumptions about what the effects of Obamacare will be. This series aims to separate myths from realities and answer questions surrounding the Affordable Care Act.

Myth: Young people will pay a lot more for insurance under Obamacare.

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What you'll actually pay for Obamacare
Obamacare subsidies defray how much lower-income consumers have to pay for insurance.
August 21st, 2013
07:32 AM ET
1 year ago

What you'll actually pay for Obamacare

New York (CNNMoney) – Millions of Americans won't have to pay full price for their Obamacare health insurance next year. But just how much they'll have to fork over depends on a couple different things.

Thanks to subsidies from the federal government, which will help pay for health insurance on state-based exchanges starting in 2014, many low- to moderate-income Americans will get a break on their premiums.

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Where Obamacare premiums will soar
August 6th, 2013
07:25 AM ET
1 year ago

Where Obamacare premiums will soar

New York (CNNMoney) – Get ready to shell out more money for individual health insurance under Obamacare ... in some states, that is.

While many residents in New York and California may see sizable decreases in their premiums, Americans in many places could face significant increases if they buy insurance through state-based exchanges next year.

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