Affordable Care Act

The HealthCare . gov website. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Undercover agents get subsidized ‘Obamacare’ using fake IDs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday. The weak link seemed to be call centers that […]

07/23/2014

HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law, potentially derailing billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies. […]

07/22/2014

Medicare

States told to find way to clear Medicaid backlog

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans for getting those low-income residents enrolled in health coverage. The federal Centers for Medicare […]

07/15/2014

This June 24, 2014, file photo shows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada on his way to speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Democrats to try to override contraception ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats say they will advance legislation to override the Supreme Court’s recent ruling allowing some companies with religious objections to avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care law. […]

07/08/2014

Covered-California

Feds: California health exchange lags on verifying

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s marketplace for buying individual health insurance often failed to verify important personal information and resolve discrepancies in applications, a critical process in determining if people are eligible for taxpayer subsidies, […]

07/02/2014

The Health Care . gov website. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Plan to streamline health law re-enrollment

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 […]

06/26/2014

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Montana to notify 1.3 million of computer hacking

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials said Tuesday they are notifying 1.3 million people that their personal information could have been accessed by hackers who broke into a state health department computer server. The letters […]

06/24/2014

This undated handout photo provided by Gilead Sciences shows the Hepatitis-C medication Sovaldi. Sovaldi, a new pill for hepatitis C, cures the liver-wasting disease in 9 of 10 patients. (AP Photo/Gilead Sciences)

$1,000-a-pill Sovaldi jolts US health care system

WASHINGTON (AP) — Your money or your life? Sovaldi, a new pill for hepatitis C, cures the liver-wasting disease in 9 of 10 patients, but treatment can cost more than $90,000. Leading medical societies recommend […]

06/17/2014

Elizabeth Rich points to a web page for the Affordable Care Act as she helps people sign up for health insurance at Swope Health Services Monday, March 31, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Catholic group exempt from contraceptives rule

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge has granted nearly 200 Catholic employers an injunction to temporarily prevent the U.S. government from forcing them to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives. The Catholic Benefits Association filed […]

06/05/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Data discrepancies jeopardize ‘Obamacare’ sign ups (Audio)

Another bump in the road for the nation’s health care law. Data discrepancies in Obamacare sign-ups could jeopardize coverage for as many as 2 million people. Lisa and Phil spoke with NBC News Correspondent Bob […]

06/05/2014

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