Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

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

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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Californians divided over Obama’s health reforms as president’s job approval declines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians twice voted overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama, but they are split on his most important domestic policy achievement — health care reform. A Public Policy Institute of California survey released […]

12/05/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

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

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

Audit: Health care subsidies vulnerable to fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — More troubles for the health care overhaul. Subsidies to help people buy insurance under the law may be vulnerable to fraud, a Treasury Department watchdog said Tuesday in a report suggesting that […]

12/03/2013

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

Eric Cantor

House OKs coverage plans short of Obamacare rules

WASHINGTON (AP) – Brushing aside a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Friday to let insurance companies sell individual health coverage to all comers, even if it falls short of the required standards […]

11/15/2013

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

House GOP gets its say on insurance cancellations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans renewed an assault on President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and his own credibility on Friday as they pushed toward House passage of a measure to let insurers keep offering health coverage that […]

11/15/2013

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about his signature health care law, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

From Obama, a blunt acceptance of blame

WASHINGTON (AP) — “We fumbled the rollout on this health care law.” “That’s on me.” “It was insufficient.” Again and again, President Barack Obama on Thursday shouldered the blame for his botched health care rollout […]

11/14/2013

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