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The Brian Lehrer Show

Health Exchanges: Who's In?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

After Friday's (extended) deadline, Karen Pollitz, senior fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation, explains health insurance exchanges and which states are setting them up, and which aren't.

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United Healthcare Will Maintain Some Provisions Regardless of Supreme Court Ruling

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Yesterday, UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer, announced that it would keep in place several consumer provisions mandated by the 2010 affordable care act, regardless of whether the statue is upheld by the Supreme Court. Is the company’s plan incredibly generous? Will it change the healthcare playing field?

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Questions and Answers on the Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on the Affordable Care Act Monday through Wednesday this week. But to your average, non-legal-scholar, the arguments can be hard to follow, and the specifics of the Act itself can very confusing. A lot of Takeaway listeners have been writing in with their questions about the Act. Todd Zwillich, the Takeaway’s Washington correspondent, is here to answer some of them.