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This March 1, 2014 file photo shows part of the website for HealthCare.gov as photographed in Washington. Welcome news for the Obama administration: A major new survey out Monday says the U.S. uninsured rate kept dropping last month and it’s now on track to reach the lowest levels since 2008, before President Barack Obama took office. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index finds that 15.9 percent of Americans lack health insurance so far in 2014, down from 17.1 percent in the last three months of 2013. Gallup interviewed more than 28,000 adults, making the results highly accurate. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Survey: Uninsured rate drops; health law cited

WASHINGTON (AP) — With just three weeks left to sign up under President Barack Obama’s health care law, a major survey tracking the rollout finds that the uninsured rate keeps going down. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being […]

03/10/2014

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Covered California signing deadline

If you haven’t signed up for and purchased health insurance, time is running out for you to do so. But for some, signing up has not been so easy. There are still complaints about the […]

03/07/2014

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Money 101: Tips for an IRS audit and news on Obamacare

Money 101 with Bob McCormick gives you the information you can use to help you with your personal finances: Make more money, save money and when it’s time to spend it, how to get the […]

03/03/2014

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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

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Obamacare adds 1.1 million, numbers still low

More than a million people signed up for Obamacare last month according to the administration. But an important fact left out by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is that number is down […]

02/13/2014

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The numbers are in for Obamacare

The final numbers are in on Obamacare enrollment through the end of 2013 — and there are few surprises. But there are a lot of questions. Phil and Penny discussed those questions with Russ Britt, […]

01/14/2014

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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

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., holds up a checklist related to the preparation for the implementation of the Obamacare healthcare program, and specifically, the HealthCare.gov website, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Health care debate has trust, politics themes, too

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, the talk was all about computer code. About response times. About glitches and bugs. People who didn’t know a URL from an http were blithely expounding on software snags and […]

12/09/2013

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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

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Calif. health exchange upholds cancellations

California’s health insurance exchange continues to outpace the rest of the country with new enrollments.  Some new numbers are out and we want to review them with you. Covered California’s Deputy Director of Communications Dana […]

11/22/2013

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Affordable Care Act for children and families

Despite high poverty rates and a weak economic recovery, children’s access to health coverage is improving through federal and state programs, even before expansion through the Affordable Care Act. That’s the finding of a new […]

11/21/2013

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.  (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Defying veto threat, House OKs health law change

WASHINGTON (AP) – Brushing aside a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted by a healthy bipartisan majority Friday to weaken a core component of “Obamacare” and permit the sale of individual health coverage […]

11/15/2013

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