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Shopping For A Plan On The ACA Marketplace? Funding Cutbacks Mean Fewer Guides To Help

Covered California has begun its enrollment — and other exchanges created by the federal health law are set to open Nov. 1. But in some areas, people may find selecting a plan more difficult this year without navigators. Meanwhile, people who get their insurance through their jobs are also often picking plans this time of year and have a number of important choices.

Trump Administration Mulls Rule That Would Eradicate Government Recognition Of Transgender Americans

HHS is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that get government funds. “Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth,” the department proposes in the memo obtained by The New York Times.

Renewed Repeal Talk Puts GOP Leadership On Collision Course With Candidates Under Attack Over Health Law Stances

In recent days, both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip and possible next speaker, have said that health law repeal may be revisited after the elections. Republicans on the trail, though, have been on the defense for months, scrambling to counter Democrats’ attack ads saying that the GOP wants to strip away protections for preexisting conditions. The dichotomy is causing tension within the party just a little over two weeks out from the midterms. Meanwhile, McConnell is defending the lawsuit that is at the heart of much of the rhetoric against the GOP candidates, saying, “It’s not secret that we preferred to start over.”