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Veterans Allowed More Care at Non-VA Facilities Amid Criticism of Agency

Following weeks of turmoil over the length of time veterans are waiting to get VA appointments, the VA unveils a new program that will allow some veterans to skip the waiting line altogether and seek routine care at non-VA facilities.

Insurers Once on the Fence Plan to Join Health Exchanges in ’15

The successful 2014 enrollment period for Healthcare.gov, which drew eight million subscribers, has sparked the interest of insurers. Several major payers that had stayed away from the marketplace thus far, including Cigna and UnitedHealth Group, have indicated that they will sell plans over the exchanges next year, while others like Harvard Pilgrim, are announcing that they will expand their current presence on the marketplaces to include new plans and coverage in new states.

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