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Report: Higher deficits, more uninsured if health law tossed

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Repealing President Barack Obama‘s signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit, while the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million, said a nonpartisan government study released Friday. The report from the Congressional Budget Office comes ahead of a highly anticipated Supreme Court ruling that could have a major impact on the Affordable Care Act, nullifying health insurance subsidies for some 6 million people in more than 30 states. The budget analysts said that…

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House eyeballing changes to state group insurance plan

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House Health & Human Services Committee Chairman state Rep. Jason Brodeur will be unveiling proposals to redesign the state group health insurance plan, including bringing more options of health plan coverage for employees to choose from. Brodeur said he wants the state group plan, which covers more than 361,000 people, to more closely resemble a large group health plan, both in what is offered to employees and what employees pay. One glaring difference between the state group plan and plans…

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