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Last-minute change for Obama's healthcare law

Friday, Dec 20, 2013 - 00:36

Dec. 20 - Penalty would be waived for people whose insurance plans were canceled because of new standards under Affordable Care Act reforms. Linda So reports.

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A last minute change to the Affordable Care Act. The Obama Administration has announced a plan to give relief to people who have had their insurance plans canceled because of new standards under the President's healthcare law. Those Americans would not face a penalty if they don't secure new coverage by the New Year. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says this group of people will be allowed to claim a hardship exemption and have the option to buy a bare bones policy for catastrophic coverage. The policy shift comes just days before the December 23rd deadline to sign up for coverage that begins on January 1st.

Last-minute change for Obama's healthcare law

Friday, Dec 20, 2013 - 00:36

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