Affordable Care Act

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

Consumers losing doctors with new insurance plans

MIAMI (AP) — Some consumers who bought insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law are experiencing buyer’s remorse after realizing that their longtime doctors aren’t accepting the new plans. Before the law took effect, […]

05/14/2014

FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, navigator John Jones explains the many options to a client seeking help buying health insurance at the Family Guidance Center in Springfield, Ill. According to a new report published Monday, April 28, 2014, by market research firm Avalere Health, the click-by-click hunt for a health plan that would cover a particular drug or a favorite doctor proved frustrating for many consumers navigating the new insurance exchanges. It’s the first systematic analysis of consumer experience on the new insurance exchanges. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

Report reveals health exchanges’ drug coverage confusing

CHICAGO (AP) — Among the troubles with the federal government’s health overhaul, the hunt for a health plan that would cover a particular drug or a favorite doctor proved frustrating for many consumers navigating the […]

04/28/2014

This screen image shows the website for Oregon's health care exchange. (AP Photo/State of Oregon)

Oregon dropping online health exchange for US site

DURHAM, Ore. (AP) — After months of trying to get its problem-plagued online health exchange to work, Oregon on Friday officially gave up on the state portal and decided to switch to the federal website […]

04/25/2014

Aubrett Martinez, right, the Wellness Fitness Program coordinator for the Principal Financial Group, walks with Jason Robinson, left, and Carol Gonzales during their lunch hour. (AP Photo/Steve Pope)

Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder with a looming change under the federal […]

04/23/2014

Swan Lockett stands for a photo in the doorway of her Houston apartment, Monday, April 21, 2014. Lockett said she was unable to get an affordable health care plan on the federal marketplace. The federal health care overhaul is providing coverage for millions of Americans, but it has only chipped away at one of its core goals to sharply reduce the number of people without insurance. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama’s health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn’t happened. Instead, because lawmakers in her state refused […]

04/21/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about health care, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. The president said eight million have signed up for health insurance under Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered […]

04/17/2014

President Barack Obama, flanked by outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, left, and his nominee to replace Sebelius, current Budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, right,  shares a laugh in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 11, 2014, where he made the announcement. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama announces Sebelius resignation, successor

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law’s comeback after a rocky rollout, even as he nominated a successor aimed at […]

04/11/2014

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Analysis of Kathleen Sebelius’ resignation

For five years, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been a lightning rod for critics of President Obama’s health care law. Today, Obama announces her resignation. Lisa Osborn and Phil Hulett talked with […]

04/11/2014

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 10, 2014, during the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the HHS Department's fiscal Year 2015 budget.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Sebelius resigns after health care rollout fiasco

WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature […]

04/10/2014

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Kathleen Sebelius resigning after rocky rollout of Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from the Obama administration after the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, a White House official said Thursday. Her […]

04/10/2014

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