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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Breaking News: States, Feds Continue To Scramble On Health Exchanges, Medicaid Expansion

The Obama administration has hired a credit reporting agency to verify the incomes of people who apply for federal subsidies to buy health insurance. In Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill that could make it more difficult to do enrollment outreach there. An analysis funded by the insurance industry predicts the new health law will add an average of 3.7 percent to premiums in Massachusetts, while in New York state officials will likely announce premiums are expected to tumble. Pop quiz: Why do Americans have jobs? If your answer is, to earn money, you're only partially right. There's one other important reason: To get health insurance. And as President Obama's health-reform law starts to go into effect, it could give millions of workers a reason to quit.
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