Health Insurance

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Data discrepancies jeopardize ‘Obamacare’ sign ups (Audio)

Another bump in the road for the nation’s health care law. Data discrepancies in Obamacare sign-ups could jeopardize coverage for as many as 2 million people. Lisa and Phil spoke with NBC News Correspondent Bob […]

06/05/2014

Heart surgeon Dr. Mike Bauer and his team perform open heart surgery on Troy Sanders at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, Feb. 1, 2007, in Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Mike Wintroath)

USC and Kaiser in legal battle over payment for surgery

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Two medical giants in Southern California have begun a legal slugfest with each other. Keck Hospital of USC has sued Kaiser Permanente, accusing California’s largest HMO of sending one of its […]

05/23/2014

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

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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