Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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

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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

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

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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

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)

Policy cancellations: Obama will allow old plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced changes to his health care law to give insurance companies the option to keep offering consumers plans that would otherwise be canceled. The […]

11/14/2013

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Low numbers on Covered California

California’s health insurance exchange led the nation in enrollments the first month of operation. But the numbers are still far below the ultimate goal. Penny and Phil spoke with Russ Britt, the L-A Bureau Chief […]

11/14/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius applauds as she announces easier access to mental health care during an address at former First Lady Rosalynn Carter's 29th annual mental health policy symposium at the Carter Center on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

New rule demands parity for mental health coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s final: Health insurance companies must cover mental illness and substance abuse just as they cover physical diseases. The Obama administration issued new regulations Friday that spell out how a 5-year-old mental […]

11/08/2013

President Barack Obama speaks at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall about the federal health care law. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

Obama says he’s sorry Americans losing insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he’s sorry Americans are losing health insurance plans he repeatedly said they could keep under his signature health care law. But the president stopped short of apologizing for […]

11/07/2013

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