Joanne Peters

Rosemary Cabelo uses a computer at a public library to access the Affordable Health Care Act website in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Overhaul website problems may trigger price hikes

Problems with the government’s main health care overhaul website carry a bigger risk than frequent crashes: Higher prices could follow for many Americans if technical troubles scare off young people. The government has touted recent […]

12/19/2013

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

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

Questionable design blamed for health website woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A design decision to require that consumers create online accounts before they can browse available health plans under President Barack Obama’s overhaul appears to have led to many of the program’s technical […]

10/08/2013

AP chart shows what health insurers are anticipated to charge in various states for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Health law coverage may track workplace cost shift

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s health care law appears to mirror a trend in job-based insurance, where employees are being nudged into cost-saving plans that require them to pay a bigger share of their […]

09/05/2013

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A break for smokers? Glitch may limit penalties

WASHINGTON (AP) — They huddle outside office buildings and they can’t satisfy their nicotine cravings by lighting up on planes and trains, but now smokers could be getting a break from an unlikely source. A […]

07/09/2013