Bob Herman Aug 24
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There are no more counties with zero ACA insurers

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The Ohio Department of Insurance said Thursday that regional health insurer CareSource will sell Affordable Care Act plans in Paulding County in 2018. Every county in Ohio now has at least one ACA insurer after Anthem pulled out in June.

Why it matters: People in every U.S. county who buy coverage on the ACA exchanges will have at least one health insurance option for next year (assuming all insurers finalize their commitments). State insurance departments have been working all summer to fill the so-called bare ACA counties following many insurer exits.

Key quote: "Making sure coverage is available has been our goal through this process, but this is a temporary solution and one that only applies to 2018." — Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment

Ina Fried 47 mins ago
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Craigslist pulls personal ads after passage of sex-trafficking bill

Online classified site Craigslist has pulled its entire personal ad section after Congress passed a new sex-trafficking bill that puts more liability on Web sites.

Why it matters: Smaller tech companies and advocates for sex workers had feared a chilling effect if the bill becomes law.

Khorri Atkinson 3 hours ago
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China slaps reciprocal tariffs on U.S. imports

China's President Xi Jinping speaks next to President Trump. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri// AFP / Getty Images

China announced plans to impose reciprocal tariffs on $3 billion of imports from the U.S., hours after President Trump ordered levies on a range of Chinese goods.

The details: China's plan includes a 25% tariff on U.S. pork imports as well as 15% tariffs on American steel pipes, fruit and wine, according to Bloomberg.