Michelle Andrews

Feds Urge States To Encourage Cheaper Plans Off The Exchanges

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Many insurers added surcharges to policies they sold to individuals last year to make up for a cut in federal funding. Now, federal officials suggest that states encourage insurers to sell policies without those surcharges outside of the marketplace to help people who don’t get a premium subsidy.

If You’ve Got Hep C, Spitting Can Be A Felony

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About a dozen states have added hepatitis C to the list of medical conditions for which people can face criminal prosecution if they engage in certain activities like sex without disclosure, needle-sharing or organ donation.