Affordable Care Act

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

Final enrollment push for Covered California

It’s not too late to sign up for Obamacare, but you’ll need to act fast. Hospitals across the Southland are making a big push to help those who need to sign up for the affordable […]

04/10/2014

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Survey: Health insurance gains pick up

We want to take a look at how successful Obamacare was at getting more Americans insured by the end of open enrollment. A new index does the math for us. Paul Lowe and Phil Hulett […]

04/07/2014

FILE - This March 31, 2014 file photo shows applicants waiting to be called during a health care enrollment event at the Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

5 options if you missed the health care deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not too late to get covered. A few routes remain open for those who missed the health care law’s big enrollment deadline. Millions may be eligible for a second chance to […]

04/01/2014

A waiting area is filled with applicants waiting to be called during a health care enrollment event at the Bay Area Rescue Mission, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Richmond, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Deadline brings high interest for health insurance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline for President Barack […]

04/01/2014

SEIU-UHW worker Kathy Santana, left , assists Ruben Tares, 27, during a health care enrollment event at SEIU-UHW office, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Commerce, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Mad dash for health care sign-ups on deadline day

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of last-minute applicants rushed to sign up for health insurance on Monday, deadline day for President Barack Obama’s health care law, with more than 100,000 people at a time using […]

03/31/2014

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