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Health law sign-ups growing; uninsured rate falls

...Americans below 10 percent and underscoring how hard it could be for Republicans to dismantle the program.The Health and Human Services Department said Thursday that 943,934 new customers have signed up since open enrollment ended on Feb. 22, benefiting...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-14/health-law-sign-ups-growing-uninsured
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Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

...rate of increase is still "relatively modest," says the report from the Office of the Actuary in the Health and Human Services Department. The forecast, through 2024, does not foresee a return to pre-recession days of torrid health care...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/health-care-spending-accelerate-us-re
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Tax problems could jeopardize health law aid for 1.8M

...tax-related calls to its consumer assistance center. That telephone number is 1-800-318-2596. The Health and Human Services department plans another outreach campaign in the fall, coordinated with the start of the 2016 sign-up season on...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-05/tax-problems-could-jeopardize-health-
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Congressional GOP plans to continue health law subsidies

...those subsidies - about 6.4 million people receive the aid, averaging $272 monthly, according to the Health and Human Services Department. Analysts have warned that most of those people would no longer be able to afford health coverage if the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-18/congressional-gop-plans-continue-heal
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Keeping your health law plan may mean a premium hike

...they switch to another plan, independent analysts said as the government released details Friday.The Health and Human Services department released a massive computer file of 2015 premiums one day ahead of the start of open enrollment. Those...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-16/keeping-your-health-law-plan-may-mean-p
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Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

...Insurance Plans.Here's the issue, in a nutshell:To streamline next year's open enrollment season, the Health and Human Services Department recently proposed offering automatic renewal to 8 million consumers who are already signed up.But the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-07-28/plan-simplify-2015-health-renewals-ma
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Alaska's online insurance market set to debut

...to get insurance, and they want to know the premium rates.Figures released last week by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department show the average individual monthly premium for a benchmark policy known as the "second-lowest-cost...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-29/alaskas-online-insurance-market-set-deb
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City to swap properties with JAMHI

...community mental health services. In 2000, JAMHI took over programs formerly offered by the city when the Health and Human Services Department was dismantled. The Salmon Creek building was used by the city's mental health staff before JAMHI moved...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061802/loc_jamhi.shtml
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This Day in History

...Show of the San Diego Padres, eclipsing the record held by Ty Cobb. In 1996, two top officials with the Health and Human Services Department resigned over President Clinton's signing of the Republican welfare overhaul bill (another official...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091106/loc_20060911002.shtml
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Better weapons for Medicare-fraud battle

...opened new accounts. Or they take their illicitly gotten millions and leave the country. The U.S. Health and Human Services Department and the Justice Department have deployed task forces to Miami and other trouble spots to root out fraud...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013011/opi_778319752.shtml
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