People without email addresses may have trouble on exchanges; VA and CA show differing attitudes toward ACA;

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> People who lack email addresses may have trouble obtaining insurance from the online health insurance exchanges, putting more pressure on providers to help them obtain coverage, Kaiser Health News reports. Article

> Virginia and California have shown decidedly different attitudes in its rollout of the Affordable Care Act, with the former relying on community organizers and the latter on government-backed marketing support, according to Kaiser Health News. Article

> Even if they don't have insurance, Americans who spend the vast majority of their time abroad will likely be considered insured by the Internal Revenue Service and would avoid having to pay a tax penalty, the Wall Street Journal. Article

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> Americans hate the government shutdown as a strategy to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to a national poll released this week. Seventy-two percent of the 1,497 registered voters polled by Quinnipiac University Polling Institute said they oppose the government shutdown and 64 percent said they were against blocking an increase in the nation's debt ceiling as a way to stop healthcare reform. Article

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> It turns out science and math nerds were right all along--even when it comes to landing profitable careers in the healthcare field. Article

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