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Obama To Propose Changes In Health Law’s Cadillac Tax In His Budget, Aide Says

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Jason Furman, the chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, writes in the New England Journal of Medicine that the change would reduce the effect of the tax in some regions of the country. Also in health law news, reports about new grants to study the link between social issues and health, concerns about how the insurance industry is reacting to transitions caused by Obamacare, the effects on small businesses and enrollment numbers in Colorado.

Health Care Attacks Escalate As Candidates Make Final Push Before Caucuses

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Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton says opponent Bernie Sanders’ health care plan will “never, ever come to pass,” and targets Republican Ted Cruz over his lack of a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile, Sanders defends his proposals from critics who call them unrealistic. And STAT looks at how Americans’ health care has become the defining battle between the two candidates.

IRS Alerts Consumers To Insurance Penalty Tax Scam

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Tax preparers are keeping the money from the fines their clients are paying for being uninsured, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The agency said the creators of these schemes have been “targeting taxpayers with limited English proficiency and, in particular, those who primarily speak Spanish.”

5,500 Montana Residents Sign Up For Medicaid In First Week Of Expansion

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The state’s program requires participants to pay premiums — up to 2 percent of their income — and make small co-payments. Also, a new survey examines the number of uninsured across the country and finds states with the biggest drops in their rates are those that expanded Medicaid.