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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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The promise of ” Obamacare “

For months the president said,”If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” Now, he is asking insurance companies to explain cancellation letters. Phil and Penny discussed this with Russ Britt, the L-A Bureau […]

11/06/2013

In this Oct. 30, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall about the federal health care law. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Sen. Ayotte wants health care ‘time out’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A moderate Republican senator is calling for a “time out” in the implementation of President Barack Obama’s new health care program. New Hampshire’s Sen. Kelly Ayotte tells “CBS This Morning” that with […]

11/04/2013

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Understanding Obamacare

We want to take another look at Obamacare to make sure we understand the costs. Lisa and Phil spoke with Dr. Geoffrey Joyce who is an Associate Professor at the School of Pharmacy and an […]

10/18/2013

Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho is interviewed by The Associated Press in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/John Miller, File)

Politically safe lawmakers see no shutdown urgency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown could last for many days or even weeks because politically safe lawmakers in both parties feel little pressure to compromise. Heavily gerrymandered districts make many House Democrats and Republicans […]

10/03/2013

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Day 3: the government shutdown continues

Analysts say if Speaker John Boehner would bring a clean continuing resolution to the House floor, it would pass, and the government would re-open. But he has refused to do that, instead continuing his push […]

10/03/2013

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Under fire, ‘Obamacare’ going live – with glitches

WASHINGTON (AP) – Contentious from its conception, President Barack Obama’s health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and rounds of budget brinkmanship. Now comes the ultimate test: the […]

09/30/2013

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Talking to your doctor about ” Obamacare “

The first big phase of the Affordable Care Act kicks in tomorrow with health insurance exchanges opening for business in California. But with all the focus on how Obamacare will effect you, have you spoken […]

09/30/2013

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