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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Begins

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 04:47 AM EDT

AP's Top Story of 2013: Obama's Health Care Overhaul

AP's Top Story of 2013: Obama's Health Care Overhaul

The botched rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law was the top story of 2013, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors. It was followed by the Boston...

Monday, Dec 23, 2013 at 01:18 PM EST

Obamacare Sticker Shock Ahead for Some Buyers

Obamacare Sticker Shock Ahead for Some Buyers

Tuesday at midnight is the last chance to sign up to receive health insurance coverage on the government exchanges beginning on Jan. 1. Many people who have been busy sizing up policies on the new government...

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 04:47 AM EDT

Schumer: Obamacare Won't Be Key Issue in 2014 Election

Schumer: Obamacare Won't Be Key Issue in 2014 Election

Sen. Charles Schumer (D- N.Y.) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” that “the number one issue in the 2014 election is not going to be Obamacare or the deficit. It is going to be who can get the middle class...

Friday, Dec 20, 2013 at 08:09 AM EST

Feds Offer New Obamacare Exemption

Feds Offer New Obamacare Exemption

The Obama administration gave another break to people losing their health insurance coverage late Thursday, offering a special hardship exemption to patients who want the extremely cheap, minimal plans known as...

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 04:47 AM EDT

Sebelius Pledges "Relentless" Push to Fix Health Site

Sebelius Pledges "Relentless" Push to Fix Health Site

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius promised a “relentless” push to continue improving the HealthCare.gov website and announced an inspector general review of the process that led to...

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 at 04:47 PM EDT

365K Bought Insurance on Health Exchanges in Oct., Nov.

365K Bought Insurance on Health Exchanges in Oct., Nov.

Those numbers — which cover October and November, but not the sign-ups thus far for December — show that the pace of enrollments picked up after the rocky rollout of the initially glitch-riddled HealthCare.gov...

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 at 12:20 PM EST

Obama Discusses ACA Benefits

Obama Discusses ACA Benefits

Obama will discuss the benefits of the Affordable Care Act at a youth summit Wednesday. NBC News Deputy Political Editor Domenico Montanaro discusses the government's need for young, healthy people to sign up...

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 at 04:10 AM EST

Obama on Obamacare: "We're Not Repealing It"

Obama on Obamacare: "We're Not Repealing It"

Repeal Obamacare? Not on my watch, the president defiantly insisted Tuesday, amid much-publicized technical woes for his signature health care reform law's online insurance exchanges.

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013 at 04:22 PM EST

Obama Launches Campaign to Promote ACA

Obama Launches Campaign to Promote ACA

NBC's Deputy Political Editor Domenico Montanaro discusses the future of healthcare.gov and what to expect from President Obama and Congress in the next three weeks.

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 04:47 AM EDT

Congressman: Healthcare.gov Security "Breathtakingly" Bad

Congressman: Healthcare.gov Security "Breathtakingly" Bad

As the Obama administration claimed major progress in getting its health care enrollment web site running, Republican opponents of the Affordable Care Act renewed their criticism Sunday.

About ACA
Affordable Care Act is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, it represents the most significant government expansion and regulatory overhaul of the country's healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.

Having trouble with healthcare.gov? Enroll or get information about Affordable Care Act plans by calling a specialist 24 hours a day at 800-318-2596.