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Affordable Care Act: Headlines for Oct. 31

7:33 PM, Oct 31, 2013   |    comments
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(WUSA9) --- The Affordable Care Act is generating daily headlines. Here are three highlights for Oct. 31, 2013.

1. President Obama's public standing takes a toll with glitches to the federal healthcare website and recent government shutdown.

USA Today's headline: "Obama's Approval Rating Falls."

This story includes the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll showing the President's approval rating is at a low of 42%.

2. The Washington Post's Outlook section dismantles the myths and clarifies common misconceptions of the Affordable Care Act. 

The Washington Post: "Five myths about the Affordable Care Act."

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, describes the rocky launch of HealthCare.gov as "frustrating" and a "debacle."

3.  Cigna is the latest in a parade of health plans benefitting from the expanding insurance coverage in the government and private sector, according to Forbes.

Forbes: "Despite Despite Obamacare Launch Troubles, Cigna Latest Insurer To Cite Profit Windfall."

Cigna Corp. raised its earnings guidance for the rest of the year and believes the "momentum" will continue in 2014 as broader coverage becomes available under the Affordable Care Act.

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