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The deadline looms for Covered California

The March 31 deadline is quickly approaching for Obamacare open enrollment and if the administration is to reach it’s goal of signing up 6 million people by then, it’ll have to get help from some […]

03/20/2014

Job applicants arrive for an internship job fair held by the Miami Marlins, at Marlins Park in Miami. ( AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

White House pushes for jobless aid extension

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is stepping up efforts to extend jobless benefits to long-term unemployed Americans, arguing that more than a million people will lose the assistance if it isn’t renewed by the […]

12/05/2013

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

Audit: Health care subsidies vulnerable to fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — More troubles for the health care overhaul. Subsidies to help people buy insurance under the law may be vulnerable to fraud, a Treasury Department watchdog said Tuesday in a report suggesting that […]

12/03/2013

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Spending cuts, shutdown lower US budget deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government started the first month of the 2014 budget year with a smaller budget deficit, signaling further improvement in the nation’s finances at a time when lawmakers are wrestling to […]

11/13/2013

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Medicaid is health overhaul’s early success story

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ugly duckling of government health care programs has turned into a rare early success story for President Barack Obama’s technologically challenged health overhaul. Often criticized for byzantine rules and skimpy payments, […]

11/12/2013

Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Tavenner says Web Site improved and improving

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior government official declined to say Tuesday if the administration will support legislation to fulfill President Barack Obama’s oft-stated promise that anyone who likes their health care plan will be able […]

11/05/2013

Food stamp cuts kick in as Congress debates more

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits go down starting Friday, just as Congress begins negotiations on further cuts to the program. Beginning in November, a […]

10/30/2013

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AP sources: 476,000 Obamacare applications filed

WASHINGTON (AP) – Administration officials say about 476,000 health insurance applications have been filed through federal and state exchanges, the most detailed measure yet of the problem-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature legislation. However, […]

10/19/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks during an event discussing the federal health care overhaul in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Obama health target: 500,000 signups by Oct. 31

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first month alone, the Obama administration projected that nearly a half million people would sign up for the new health insurance markets, according to an internal memo obtained by The […]

10/16/2013

This photo provided by HHS shows the main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/HHS)

Health exchange rollout gets poor reviews

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s new health insurance marketplaces are drawing lots of rotten tomatoes in early reviews, but people are at least checking them out. Seven percent of Americans report that somebody in their […]

10/10/2013

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