Health Insurance

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

In this Thursday, March 6, 2014, photo Jessica Palys, an enrollment counselor with Campaign for Better Health Care in Chicago, works with a new free online tool developed by a nonprofit group that uses actuarial data to estimate total annual costs for each health plan tailored to a consumer’s profile.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Tool to compare health plans tested with consumers

CHICAGO (AP) — A website that offers Illinois consumers more information about insurance costs could help address widespread confusion about choosing a plan on the government sites that are a cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s […]

03/07/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the National Organizing Summit in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama: Health insurance enrollment at 4 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressing for a final rush of health care enrollees, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that about 4 million people have signed up for health insurance through federal or state marketplaces set up […]

02/26/2014

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Open enrollment and Covered California

Amid a big marketing push, California’s Obamacare enrollment website has suffered an unexpected outage due to software glitches. This comes at a crucial time when the deadline for open enrollment is approaching. Executive Director of […]

02/24/2014

David Bransfield, a state outreach coordinator for Young Invincibles, a group which supports President Barack Obama's health care law, works on his computer at a table set up to sign people up for health care at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Race to enroll young and healthy for new insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Do you guys have health insurance?” David Bransfield asks each time a group of college students passes by. Some nod yes. A few promise to stop back after class. Others don’t bother […]

02/07/2014

Paper work to sign-up for new plans through a health insurance exchange. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Admin said to be eyeing insurance extension

The Obama administration is considering an extension of the president’s decision to let people keep their individual insurance policies even if they are not compliant with the health care overhaul, according to two top industry […]

02/06/2014

Map shows county data for number of uninsured under age.

Finding uninsured Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: Millions of uninsured Americans willing to give President Barack Obama’s health care law a chance. With time running out, it may not be so hard for the administration and its allies […]

02/05/2014

Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Jason Furman speaks at the White House in Washington, Feb. 4, 2014, about  the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report and the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Health care law will mean fewer people on the job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several million American workers will cut back their hours on the job or leave the nation’s workforce entirely because of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, congressional analysts said Tuesday, adding fresh […]

02/04/2014

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

3 Republicans back health care alternative

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Senate Republicans on Monday proposed repealing the nation’s controversial health care law in favor of a replacement that eliminates most of the government coverage mandates it imposed and offers tax breaks […]

01/27/2014

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California health exchange enrollment tops 600K

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials with California’s health insurance exchange Tuesday said about 625,000 people have signed up for an individual or family policy under the federal health care reforms, but enrollments for Latinos and […]

01/21/2014

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Insurance through work? Health law affects you too

The health care overhaul’s reach stretches far beyond the millions of uninsured Americans it is expected to help. It also could touch everything from the drug choices to doctor bills of people who have insurance […]

01/21/2014

In this Dec. 4, 2013, file photo, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., right, confers with the committee's ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Health care website passed recent security test

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cybersecurity concerns over President Barack Obama’s health care website have been cleared up through testing, a government security professional who initially had qualms about the system assured lawmakers Thursday. But a congressional […]

01/16/2014

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