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Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

Who Gets What Under Obamacare, And Who Is Left Out

News stories look at who wins and who loses under the health law. Elsewhere, Obamacare message sparring gets personal.

CBS News: A Tale Of Two Insureds: One Benefits, One Loses Under Obamacare
About 3.5 million Americans have been told their health insurance will be canceled because their plans don't meet the minimum requirements of Obamacare. We met up with those who stand to benefit from health care reform and those who would not (Andrews, 11/6).

ProPublica: Loyal Obama Supporters, Canceled By Obamacare
San Francisco architect Lee Hammack says he and his wife, JoEllen Brothers, are "cradle Democrats"… The couple -- Lee, 60, and JoEllen, 59 -- have been paying $550 a month for their health coverage -- a plan that offers solid coverage, not one of the skimpy plans Obama has criticized. But recently, Kaiser informed them the plan would be canceled at the end of the year because it did not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (Ornstein, 11/6).

Reuters: In The Messaging War On Obamacare, Both Sides Get Personal
Wayne Dofflemyer is no fan of Obamacare. ... In Washington, Dofflemyer and Sullivan's stories have become part of the messaging war over Obamacare, as Republicans and White House-led Democrats spar over whether the technical problems with the program's web site should lead to a broader reconsideration of the effort to help millions of uninsured and underinsured Americans (Debenedetti, 11/7).

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