Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, prior to testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/ J. Scott Applewhite)

Canceled policies could be a plus for new markets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance cancellations are fueling a political backlash against President Barack Obama and Democrats supporting his health care overhaul, but they may be a silver lining for the law itself. It’s Economics 101, […]

11/07/2013

In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 photo, Jill Morin, right, poses for photos with her son Kyle at their home in Raleigh, N.C.  Morin suffers from a serious heart condition and suffered a cardiac arrest in 2009. Morin and hundreds of thousands of other people with preexisting chronic conditions who are covered through high risk insurance pools will see their coverage dissolve by year’s end. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Health law clock is ticking for sickest patients

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With federal and state online health care marketplaces experiencing glitches a month into implementation, concern is mounting for a vulnerable group of people who were supposed to be among the health […]

11/06/2013

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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

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Lawmakers push to keep Obama’s health care pledge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Little more than a week after millions of consumers received health care cancellation notices, lawmakers in both parties are pushing legislation to redeem President Barack Obama’s long-ago pledge that anyone liking their […]

11/05/2013

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)

Obama promises to “smooth out” health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expressing sympathy for Americans who are getting kicked off their health insurance plans, but says they were often getting “a very bad deal.” Obama says his health care […]

11/04/2013

Martin Kaplan, a professor USC's Norman Lear Center. (AP Photo/University of Southern California, Kim Manresa).

Hollywood targeted to give health care law a boost

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The health care overhaul might get a Hollywood rewrite. The California Endowment, a private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama’s signature law, recently provided a $500,000 grant […]

11/04/2013

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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Sticker shock often follows insurance cancellation

MIAMI (AP) — Dean Griffin liked the health insurance he purchased for himself and his wife three years ago and thought he’d be able to keep the plan even after the federal Affordable Care Act […]

11/02/2013

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Free medical clinic through Sunday at Memorial Sports Arena

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – As many as 4,000 people are expected to receive free medical care at four-day clinic that opens today at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. Thousands of people lined up earlier […]

10/31/2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' main landing web page for HealthCare.gov. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Contractor warned health site had limited testing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major contractor behind the federal health insurance exchange website told the government last month it didn’t have enough time to test its product. CGI Federal also told the Centers for Medicare […]

10/30/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

More concerns about ‘Obamacare’

In our continuing effort to help you understand the rules of the Affordable Care Act, we want to follow up on what the Obama Administration plans to do with the deadlines for the individual mandate, […]

10/28/2013

5 keys to successful health care shopping

(AP) – Patients are being pushed to shop more for health care by insurance plans that require them to pay higher out-of-pocket costs. But finding the right deal is often no easy task. Here are […]

10/25/2013

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