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Apr 1, 2014

Missed the Obamacare Deadline? Here's What You Should Know

Missed the Obamacare Deadline? Here's What You Should Know

Monday was the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan on the federal and state Obamacare exchanges. If you procrastinated, or if you're just wondering what happens next, here's what you need to know...

Mar 31, 2014

Obama Reveals NCAA Picks, Touts "ACA Bracket" GIFs

Obama Reveals NCAA Picks, Touts "ACA Bracket" GIFs

President Barack Obama picked Michigan State to beat defending champions Louisville in the NCAA men's basketball tournament title game. The nation’s first basketball fan filled out his bracket in his...

Mar 31, 2014

Fewer Than 27,000 Have Enrolled on Obamacare Site

Fewer Than 27,000 Have Enrolled on Obamacare Site

Fewer than 27,000 people have successfully signed up for health insurance through the glitch-plagued federal Obamacare website, the White House said Wednesday, giving Americans their first official glimpse...

Oct 30, 2013

Obamacare Site Security Worried Officials, Memo Shows

Obamacare Site Security Worried Officials, Memo Shows

A government memo obtained by The Associated Press shows that administration officials were concerned that a lack of testing posed a potentially "high" security risk for the HealthCare.gov website serving...

Mar 31, 2014

Software Design May Be Behind Health Exchange Glitches

Software Design May Be Behind Health Exchange Glitches

Delays experienced by millions of users on the federal online health exchange may not be the cause of just web traffic, according to experts. There may be design flaws in the system that are also causing...

Mar 31, 2014

Millions of Poor Left Without Health Care Coverage

Millions of Poor Left Without Health Care Coverage

Millions of poor people will remain without health insurance because they live in states - many of which are largely controlled by Republicans - that have refused to expand Medicaid, according to a New...

Mar 31, 2014

How the Health Care Law Will Cut Spending

How the Health Care Law Will Cut Spending

Now that several provisions of the Affordable Care Act have gone into effect, how will the new health care law reduce spending? The law has created several ways to stem the growth of health care

Mar 31, 2014

Health Insurance Exchanges Launch Amid Glitches, Questions

Health Insurance Exchanges Launch Amid Glitches, Questions

The online health exchanges launched Tuesday, setting off a range of glitches, questions and concerns about the system and the health care law. The new exchanges are expected to have some issues that...

Mar 31, 2014

Americans Confused Over Health Care Law

Americans Confused Over Health Care Law

A new poll shows Americans are either confused about how the Affordable Care Act works or worried about its costs. Nearly three-fourths of those surveyed said they were very or somewhat worried that they...

Mar 31, 2014

$328: Average Monthly Health Insurance Cost Under the Affordable Care Act

$328: Average Monthly Health Insurance Cost Under the Affordable Care Act

New data on health care premium costs released by the Department of Health and Human Services Wednesday has been analyzed and scrutinized by experts across the nation. The data shows that Americans will pay...

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