Affordable Care Act

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Monday is the deadline for health law sign-up

The 6-month open enrollment period under Obamacare comes to an end today, and while it had a very rocky start, the administration is coming very close to its original goal. Phil and Penny spoke with NBC’s […]

03/31/2014

In this March 23, 2010, file photo President Barack Obama signs the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington. As a hectic sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama's health care law has managed to change the country. Americans are unlikely to go back to a time when people with medical problems could be denied coverage. But Obama’s overhaul needs reworking of its own to go down in history as a legacy achievement like Medicare and Social Security.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Health law legacy eludes Obama as changes sink in

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a roller-coaster sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama’s health care law has indeed managed to change the country. Americans are unlikely to go back to a time when people with medical […]

03/29/2014

Chart shows poll of Affordable Care Act support over time.

Obama health law fails to gain support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a late surge in sign-ups, support for President Barack Obama’s health care law is languishing at its lowest level since passage of the landmark legislation four years ago, according to a […]

03/28/2014

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Poll: Obama health law fails to gain support

Just as the White House announced we’ve reached the 6-million sign-up goal for Obamacare, there’s a new poll that could prove troubling for the health care laws future. Penny and Phil talked about the poll […]

03/28/2014

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Last minute tips to navigate the health exchanges

Monday is the Obamacare open enrollment deadline. But President Obama chose to extend that deadline until the middle of next month, IF you’ve already begun your enrollment process. And with about 1 in 6 Americans […]

03/27/2014

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No extended enrollment deadline for Covered California

Trying to avoid sending thousands away empty-handed, the Obama administration has announced that people who started applying for health insurance but aren’t able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time. […]

03/26/2014

Mary Novick of St. Paul, Minn., bows her head in prayer in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, as the court heard oral arguments in the challenges of President Barack Obama's health care law requirement that businesses provide their female employees with health insurance that includes access to contraceptives. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama’s health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees’ […]

03/25/2014

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Navigating the final days of open enrollment

Just six days until the open enrollment deadline under Obamacare. If you are a procrastinator, no need to panic. We have someone with us today to help you through the process. Nicole Duritz, who is […]

03/25/2014

Covered-California-eAlert

Health center opens in South Los Angeles

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Angelenos were reminded of a March 31 deadline to enroll in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, during the opening today of a wellness center in South Los Angeles […]

03/24/2014

This screenshot made Nov. 26, 2013, shows the Department of Health and Human Services' web page for the Spanish language version HealthCare dot gov. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Latinos being left behind in health care overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest minority group risks being left behind by President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation’s uninsured, but they seem to be staying on […]

03/24/2014

Supreme Court Justices

Health law birth control coverage before justices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and its opponents are renewing the Supreme Court battle over President Barack Obama’s health care law in a case that pits the religious rights of employers against the rights of […]

03/23/2014

This March 1, 2014 file photo shows part of the website for HealthCare.gov as photographed in Washington. Welcome news for the Obama administration: A major new survey out Monday says the U.S. uninsured rate kept dropping last month and it’s now on track to reach the lowest levels since 2008, before President Barack Obama took office. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index finds that 15.9 percent of Americans lack health insurance so far in 2014, down from 17.1 percent in the last three months of 2013. Gallup interviewed more than 28,000 adults, making the results highly accurate. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Q&A: Can’t afford health plan, will I be fined?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus followers for […]

03/21/2014

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