Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

President Barack Obama speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Obama: ‘No excuse’ for health care signup problems

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday said there was “no excuse” for the cascade of computer problems that have marred the rollout of key elements in his health care law, but declared he […]

10/21/2013

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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

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Week 2 of Covered California

Covered California is the state’s version of the Affordable Care Act, and a website was launched at the beginning of this month. There have been glitches with the site along the way and we want […]

10/11/2013

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Gallup Poll: dysfunctional government

Amid the government shutdown, the stumbles out of the gate for the Affordable Care Act and a shaky economy — the most important topic on the minds of Americans these days is not any of […]

10/10/2013

Paper work to sign-up for new plans through a health insurance exchange. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Businesses question health care law requirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some businesses say they’ll be forced to hire fewer people or cut employee hours to avoid having to offer insurance coverage to workers under the new health care law. But an economic […]

10/09/2013

A computer screen shows a website run by the federal government where people can enroll for health care exchanges. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Government clarifies timing to avoid health law fines

WASHINGTON (AP) — You’ll have to get coverage by Valentine’s Day or thereabouts to avoid penalties for being uninsured, the Obama administration confirmed Wednesday. That’s about six weeks earlier than a Mar. 31 deadline often […]

10/09/2013

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Americans divided over “Obamacare”

Americans are evenly divided regarding whether or not to repeal the Affordable Care Act — if given the choice. That’s according to a new report from Bankrate.com. Phil and Penny spoke with Doug Whiteman, an […]

10/07/2013

LA seniors could lose meal services due to government shutdown

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Meals services and other resources for Los Angeles’ senior citizens would lose funding if the government shutdown continues beyond November, officials said today. The city’s Department of Aging runs multipurpose senior […]

10/04/2013

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Feds set repairs on glitchy health care website

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it’s planning fixes to the glitch-prone federal website that uninsured people can use to sign for coverage under the new health care law. Officials said late Friday that […]

10/04/2013

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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

President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, to speak about the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law forced about 800,000 federal workers off the job, suspending all but essential services. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama hails ‘historic’ launch of health exchanges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hailing it as an “historic day,” President Barack Obama pressed forward his flagship health care program Tuesday, inaugurating new insurance exchanges to expand access for those without coverage despite the shutdown taking […]

10/01/2013

California Health Insurance Exchange

California health exchange opens for enrollment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians who buy their own health insurance and those who have been hoping for coverage began using the state’s online marketplace Tuesday after it opened for business on the first day […]

10/01/2013

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