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

Obama’s tarnished health care law at a crossroads

WASHINGTON (AP) — All things good, bad and unpredictable converge Jan. 1 for President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul as the law’s major benefits take effect, along with an unpopular insurance mandate and a risk […]

12/31/2013

Dec. 3, 2013: Adrienne Matzen in Chicago's theater district. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Health plan sticker shock ahead for some buyers

CHICAGO (AP) — As a key enrollment deadline hits Monday, many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what seems like a logical choice: […]

12/23/2013

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HealthCare deadline extension does not apply in California

The Obama administration has extended today’s deadline for health insurance sign-ups by one day. The federal agency overseeing the health care overhaul urges those wanting to get coverage by Jan. 1 not to wait until […]

12/23/2013

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Covered California encourages consumers to enroll online

With the deadline approaching for Covered California health insurance coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2014, tens of thousands of new enrollees are seeking help and signing up for plans. Phil and Penny spoke with the Executive Director […]

12/20/2013

A computer screen shows a website run by the federal government where people can enroll for health care exchanges. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Insurers allow more time to pay under health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers anxious over tight insurance deadlines and lingering computer problems during the holidays will get extra time to pay their premiums under President Barack Obama’s health care law, insurers announced Wednesday. The […]

12/18/2013

Health website woes force extension for sickest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Technology problems with President Barack Obama’s health care website are forcing the administration to extend a federal insurance plan for some of the sickest patients by a month. The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance […]

12/12/2013

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Buy obamacare or pay the fine ?

Buy health insurance or pay the fine? That’s the question InsuranceQuotes.com posed to Americans and the responses were surprising. InsuranceQuotes.com Senior Analyst, Laura Adams spoke with Penny and Phil about the results:

12/11/2013

This photo of part of the HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Feds balk at paper health application

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Federal health officials, after encouraging alternate sign-up methods amid the fumbled rollout of their online insurance website, began quietly urging counselors around the country this week to stop using paper […]

12/07/2013

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Moving for healthcare?

How far would you go to get cheaper health insurance? You might be surprised to hear what a lot of people say. Bankrate.com insurance analyst Doug Whiteman spoke with Phil and Penny about the survey:

12/04/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama declares health care law is working

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to regroup from his health care law’s disastrous rollout, President Barack Obama on Tuesday insisted that the sweeping overhaul is working and warned Republican critics that he would fight any efforts […]

12/03/2013

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