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Arizona House votes to require licenses for marketplace navigators

 Associated Press — The House voted 35-23 to require criminal background checks and more extensive licensing than federal standards for navigators who help people buy health insurance through the online marketplace. Proponents say the provisions protect consumers, while opponents say they are just another tactic to undermine the Affordable Care Act. Similar laws in other […]

March 11, 2014

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Arizona health insurance shoppers go for the gold — and platinum

Arizona Daily Sun — Forty-one percent of Arizonans who picked a new health plan through HealthCare.gov selected gold or platinum plans. Nationally, 20 percent have selected plans in those metal tiers. Health insurance premiums in Arizona are more affordable than in many other parts of the country, which may be leading more Arizonans to purchase […]

January 20, 2014

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Rates on AZ health insurance marketplace lower than national average

Associated Press — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that premiums for bronze plans, the lowest-cost option, will average $214 per month in Arizona. The national average is $249. Many people eligible to use the marketplace will qualify for tax credits that will reduce the amount they pay for coverage.

September 24, 2013

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Cover Arizona helping uninsured access new marketplace

The Republic — A coalition of 300 community organizations is leading efforts to help nearly 1 million uninsured Arizona residents learn how to get health insurance through the new online marketplace.

September 21, 2013

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Eight insurers apply to participate in AZ health insurance marketplace

Arizona Daily Star — Eight insurers filed application with the Arizona Department of Insurance to sell policies through the federal exchange in the state. Five of the plans included preliminary premium information that ranged from less than $100 to more than $1,700 a month.

September 15, 2013

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