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NerdWallet’s round up of top Obamacare news this week

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We are all feeling bombarded by news and updates about Obamacare. Once a week, Christina LaMontagne, our Vice President of Health, pulls together the most important stories of the past week to keep us all up to speed. Here are Christina’s picks this week:

“For younger people, Obamacare sign-up likely to come later” 11/7/2013 on Politico.com by @nvillaco (Natalie Villacorta)

Natalie Villacorta points out that young people are unlikely to show much patience for the temperamental healthcare.gov website. If the government is able to lure young adults back to an improved website, expect the young enrollees to “wait until they’re smack up against the deadline.”

 

“The infinite bewilderment of signing up for Obamacare subsidies” 11/4/2013 on TheAtlantic.com by @thegarance (Garance Franke-Ruta)

If you are counting on a government subsidy to discount your new health insurance policy — you’ll need to read this article. Even best-in-class websites like ehealthinsurance.com and sophisticated policy wonks like Kaiser Family Foundation offer confusing and sometimes misleading approaches to calculating your subsidy.

 

“Top hospitals opt out of Obamacare” 11/4/2013 on watchdog.org by @NewsWriter2 (Tori Richards)

“Americans who sign up for Obamacare will be getting a big surprise if they expect to access premium health care that may have been previously covered under their personal policies.” Watchdog.org offers some ideas for balancing quality care with low insurance prices. Buyer beware.

 

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