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Issues in the health care marketplace make news: Private health care exchanges, not the ones associated with the health law, are becoming more prominent. In addition, health care costs for large businesses in Los Angeles rise 4.5 percent.
Viewpoints: SCOTUS Should Support Contraception Mandate; Our Brains 'Not Wired' For Obamacare; President's Personality Impairs Law's Success
A selection of opinions and editorials from around the country.
Longer Looks: Providing Dental Care In Rural Alaska; The After-Effects Of The ICU; Cure For Allergies
This week's articles come from Health Affairs, The New York Times, The Atlantic and The Weekly Standard.
Today's headlines from major new organizations, including several previewing how the online health insurance website is expected to work after the Obama administration's deadline this weekend for fixes.
The Washington Post reports the rollout of the law's expanded Medicaid program appears to be 'the silver lining' in the health law's implementation -- signups of nearly 400,000 people appear to be going smoothly. Meanwhile, news outlets cover Medicaid developments in Wisconsin, Ohio and South Carolina.
Officials say publicity for the Affordable Care Act and its requirement that most people get insurance will attract tens of thousands of people who are currently eligible for Medicaid but have not enrolled.
Pennsylvania's largest city is partnering with Enroll America, a national nonprofit, to get the word out about new coverage options under the Affordable Care Act.
The justices will review provisions in the Affordable Care Act requiring employers of a certain size to offer insurance coverage for birth control and other reproductive health services without a co-pay.
The agency says the tests haven't been proven effective.
Hospitals are examining "post-intensive-care syndrome" and other elements of their procedures to measure the impact on their bottom lines.
State Exchange News: Oregon's 'Epic Failure'; Kansas' Next Steps On Canceled Policies; Rural Challenge In Minnesota
In addition, a Colorado lawmaker is fuming over "racy" ads to promote the state health insurance exchange.
The New York Times explores what went wrong as a group of doctors struggled to find common ground on how heart issues should be treated. Other stories also look at consumer frustration about a landmark settlement on hip implants and concerns being reviewed by the FDA about emergency contraceptive pills.
News outlets explore some of these issues, including new costs for people with "Cadillac" coverage, "narrow networks" of doctors and other health providers, new options for part-time workers and unexpected effects on smokers. In the meantime, exchanges are bracing for a busy December, and Covered California launches a hotline to help people having sign-up problems.
Data breaches in Vermont and in Oregon's health insurance exchanges also make news.
Despite a polarized Congress, The Associated Press reports that the prospects for a modest, end-of-year budget deal are looking up. Neither party would achieve its biggest priority with such an agreement, however.
States dominated by Republican governors and legislatures continue to wrestle with decisions about expanding Medicaid to poor people who don't currently qualify.
The Miami Herald reports that seniors in South Florida have benefited from the highly lucrative and super competitive world of privately managed Medicare Advantage plans.
Take a look at KHN's lighter side, featuring today's cartoon and health policy haiku.
Administration officials and consumer advocates say that the enrollment website serving residents of 36 states is becoming easier for people to use, but insurers warn that flaws continue to hinder health plans.
Former gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds, who was stabbed repeatedly by his son before the young man took his own life, says, "I am alive for a reason, and I will work for change."