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Plan to streamline health law re-enrollment
San Francisco Chronicle

The Obama administration said Thursday it wants most of the 8 million Americans already signed up for coverage under the health care law to be able to renew their coverage easily.

New Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell outlined a two-step approach:

— People who want to keep their current insurance will be automatically re-enrolled, if the plan is available.

— For most, the government will re-estimate the amount of subsidies that work to reduce their premiums. That’s if people checked a box on their original application allowing HealthCare.gov to access their latest tax data.

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