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Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017

Tuesday Night Is Deadline for Obamacare Coverage

Tuesday Night Is Deadline for Obamacare Coverage

Overnight Tuesday is the deadline to sign up for coverage under the federal health care law. Even if the ultimate fate of Obamacare is uncertain, there's been no change for this year.

Monday, Jan 23, 2017

GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan Would Grant States More Power

GOP Obamacare Replacement Plan Would Grant States More Power

Republican senators introduced a partial replacement to the Affordable Care Act on Monday that would let states keep some aspects of the Obamacare law while eliminating the mandate requiring citizens to...

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017

18M Will Lose Health Insurance With ACA Repeal: Analysis

18M Will Lose Health Insurance With ACA Repeal: Analysis

About 18 million people would lose or drop their health insurance in the first year after Obamacare is repealed, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday. The nonpartisan federal agency also found that...

Thursday, Oct 20, 2016

Obama to Urge Young Adults to Sign Up For Health Care

Obama to Urge Young Adults to Sign Up For Health Care

President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his namesake health care program, long a target of Republicans and recently criticized by some Democrats, saying millions of Americans "now know the financial security...

Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

Could Clinton Save Obama's Struggling Health Overhaul?

Could Clinton Save Obama's Struggling Health Overhaul?

With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers...

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Study: DC Residents Wait Weeks for Mental Health Care

Study: DC Residents Wait Weeks for Mental Health Care

People who are insured through D.C.’s three largest exchanges may struggle to get a mental health appointment -- or even get a psychiatrist’s office on the phone, according to a study.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016

Obamacare Posts Respectable Sign-Up Season

Obamacare Posts Respectable Sign-Up Season

Still facing political jeopardy, President Barack Obama's health care law beat expectations by earning solid sign-ups this year, according to figures released Thursday by the administration. About 12.7 million...

Monday, Nov 23, 2015

UnitedHealth May Withdraw From Obamacare

UnitedHealth May Withdraw From Obamacare

Experts are divided over Thursday’s news that the No. 1 U.S. health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, might withdraw from health exchanges mandated by so-called Obamacare legislation, NBC News reported. The company...

Sunday, Feb 15, 2015

Snag Affecting Health Law Sign-Ups Gets a Fix

Snag Affecting Health Law Sign-Ups Gets a Fix

A technical problem that had been interfering with sign-ups for government healthcare plans has been fixed, officials say.

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014

Cost of Being Uninsured to Rise in 2015

Cost of Being Uninsured to Rise in 2015

The cost of being uninsured in America is going up significantly next year for millions of people, The Associated Press reported. For 2014, the fine was the greater of $95 per person or 1 percent of household...

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