Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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)

Marketing efforts to uninsured youth ramp up

MIAMI (AP) — The so-called “young invincibles” are so important to the success of the Affordable Care Act that supporters and detractors are spending millions to reach them with racy ads, social media campaigns and […]

01/01/2014

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

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Total sign-ups for Obama health plans estimated at 2M as December surge propels federal market

HONOLULU (AP) — The Obama administration says a December surge has propelled health insurance sign-ups through the federal government’s website past the 1 million mark. Independent experts say when numbers for state-run markets are reported, […]

12/29/2013

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That health care law, by the numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government churns out tons of numbers, but here’s one you won’t see: 0.0002. That’s the percentage of estimated online visitors to healthcare.gov who actually signed up for coverage the first day. […]

12/27/2013

The HealthCare . gov website. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

AP poll: Top stories of 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing and the dramatic papal changeover at the Vatican, […]

12/23/2013

Part of the HealthCare.gov website that notes to enroll by Dec. 23 for coverage starting Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

In symbolic step, Obama enrolls in health exchange, but won’t use it

HONOLULU (AP) — He won’t use it, and he didn’t actually sign up for it himself, but President Barack Obama has enrolled for health coverage through the new insurance exchanges. Announcing his enrollment Monday, the […]

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

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

In this Dec. 4, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the new health care law during a White House Youth Summit, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

AP-GfK poll: Health law seen as eroding coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles, and overall 3 in 4 say the rollout of coverage for the […]

12/15/2013

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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

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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