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A New Worry Looms Online For The Affordable Care Act

HealthCare.gov is supposed to be mostly fixed by Saturday, but errors in an obscure but crucial form could further disrupt the rollout.
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How Will We Know If HealthCare.gov Is Fixed?

Saturday is the day the White House promised the website for the Affordable Care Act will work for the "vast majority of users." NPR's health policy correspondent Julie Rovner explains what that means, and whether the deadline is going to be met.
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3 Stories From HealthCare.gov Users

The experience has been mixed for three people who signed on to the website to buy insurance. Scott Simon asks an office manager, a family therapist and a social media manager if they think the process has improved.
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Popping A Baby Out Like A Cork, And Other Birth Innovations

With babies getting bigger and moms' pelvises getting smaller, it's no wonder moms have problems in delivery these days. Inventors have come up with all kinds of devices to help babies into the world. Some seem promising, but others are a little far-fetched.
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As HealthCare.Gov's Deadline Approaches, What Will Be Ready?

The Obama Administration this week announced yet another delay for small businesses seeking to purchase health insurance on the troubled HealthCare.gov website. Ari Shapiro and Julie Rovner discuss how the small business part of the program keeps getting pushed to the end of the administration's priority list.
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Sex, Alcohol Used To Sell Health Insurance In Colorado

The ads suggest the Affordable Care Act is good for young adults because it'll save them money on health care, leaving them more to spend on liquor and birth control. (This piece initially aired Nov. 24, 2013 on Weekend Edition Sunday).
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Shopping Online For Health Exchanges Not Perfect Yet

There has not been much of a Thanksgiving break for the team that's been working frantically to repair the website of the federal government's health insurance exchanges. After a disastrous debut last month, the Obama administration promised the site would be working smoothly for the "vast majority" of users by the end of November. Where do things stand?
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Health Care Frustrations Turn Into Satisfaction For Ga. Man

In the first month of the federal health insurance exchange, about 1,400 people in Georgia signed up for insurance. One of those is Michael Lappin of Atlanta. He not only has better coverage now, but Lappin says he's saving thousands of dollars.
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Breaking Up With HealthCare.gov Is Hard To Do

Lara Imler was one of the first people in Alaska to sign up for health insurance on HealthCare.gov. Turns out, the website miscalculated her subsidy. She wants to start over and get a new plan. But a stubborn software kink is standing in her way.
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Obama Team Hopes Thanksgiving Table Talk Turns To Health Care

Ari Shapiro talks to Karen Pollitz, senior fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation, about Affordable Care Act talk at the Thanksgiving table. How will parents make their case? And will more people sign up over the long weekend?

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