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Western Md. health exchange finds paper trail around Obamacare glitches

One of Maryland’s six health care groups contracted to enroll Marylanders in Obamacare health insurance plans has found a way around computer glitches the state has been experiencing since the health insurance exchange opened Oct. 1 – they’re going back to paper.

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Despite bumpy road, some success for state’s insurance exchange

Officials said Monday that 13,532 Marylanders created identity-verified accounts on the new state-run health insurance exchange, 566 applications for coverage had been submitted and another 326 people had enrolled in coverage as of midnight on Oct. 6.

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Newly insured will pay a premium in health premiums

Some Marylanders seeking to buy new health insurance on the state exchange for next year can expect to pay higher premiums for those plans than the current rates for similar plans. However, premiums will be lower than what insurance companies had proposed, some by as much as 33 percent.

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Franchot’s health care tax credit push well-received by businesses

About 5,000 small businesses in Howard County will soon receive a letter from state Comptroller Peter Franchot urging them to apply for tax credits created by the Affordable Care Act to help offset the cost of providing health insurance to employees. Several of those business owners said they appreciate the outreach and welcome any information they can get about a law many still find confusing.

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Hospitals can’t pass along cost of Medicare cuts

Maryland’s hospitals will bear the full brunt of the 2 percent Medicare cuts mandated by sequestration, state regulators decided Wednesday, despite passionate warnings from providers that the move would trigger layoffs and service reductions at hospitals across the state.

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