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Supreme Court Justice Stays Implementation Of Controversial Obamacare Provision

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor has temporarily blocked a controversial part of Obamacare that affects the availability of contraceptives to women who work for Catholic-affiliated institutions.

01/01/2014

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Pittsburgh, Erie Catholic Groups Win Health Care Act Ruling

Catholic groups in western Pennsylvania received another favorable legal ruling in their fight over mandates in the federal health care overhaul law.

12/21/2013

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Local Family To Lose Home Care For Son With Severe Batten Disease

Meet 6-year-old Rex. He has a warm smile, but he’s facing huge challenges.

12/16/2013

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Medicaid Alternative Proposal

Critics are taking aim at Gov. Tom Corbett’s plan to bring billions of federal health care dollars into Pennsylvania.

12/06/2013

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Pittsburgh Diocese Wins Delay Against Affordable Care Act

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has won a federal lawsuit that makes all Catholic institutions exempt from the Affordable Care Act.

11/21/2013

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Local Congressmen React To President’s New Effort To Extend Old Health Policies

After telling Americans they could keep their old health plans — only to find some policies cancelled because they failed to meet higher standards — President Obama tried to make amends on Thursday.

11/14/2013

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Doctor: Patients Are ‘Confused’ Over Healthcare

It seems like every week there is a new story about the affordable health care act, a new bill being proposed in Harrisburg, and the fight between UPMC and Highmark.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/14/2013

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Proposed Law Could Force UPMC To Contract With Highmark

You know the commercials by now. The UPMC vs. Highmark ads are reminiscent of political ads. Some ads are ending by urging people to call their legislatures and urge them to vote for a set of bills. What bill are they talking about?

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/13/2013

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Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Challenging Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act has caused an uproar of late and now the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh is heading to court to fight against the law.

11/12/2013

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Despite Presidential Assurances, Some Health Policies Canceled

As President Barack Obama pushed his Affordable Care Act, he often said this: “If you like your doctor or health care plan, you can keep it.”

10/29/2013

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Affordable Care Act Website Designers Grilled During Congressional Hearing

It was the first Congressional hearing on why Healthcare.gov, the government’s website to sign up for affordable health insurance under Obamacare, has been plagued with start-up problems.

10/24/2013

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Easy-To-Access Part Of Obamacare Website Could Be Misleading

While it’s hit or miss whether you can actually sign up for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act website, http://www.healthcare.dot.gov, there is one new feature on the home-page that always opens for you: an option for potential customers to see a plan right now.

10/23/2013

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Congress To Investigate Affordable Care Act Website Snafus

The multiple problems associated with the Affordable Care Act’s website have brought elected officials of all parties together, from President Obama to House Speaker Boehner.

10/23/2013

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UPMC, Highmark Reach Tentative Agreement

UPMC and Highmark have reached a tentative agreement.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/23/2013

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President Obama Singles Out Leetsdale Man During Healthcare Speech

John Mier of Leetsdale was working when President Barack Obama referenced his letter during a mid-day press event on Monday.

10/22/2013

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