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  • Would a GOP takeover of the Senate kill the employer mandate?

    It isn't clear that Republicans would want to pass an isolated repeal of the employer mandate. And even if the GOP did pass it, would President Obama be willing to sign it?

  • Five unanswered questions on Obamacare enrollment

    On Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that 6 million Americans had now selected an insurance plan through President Obama's health care law due to a late surge ahead of the advertised deadline of March 31 to sign up for coverage without facing a penalty. But that...

  • Vivek Murthy shouldn't be confirmed as surgeon general

    In December 2013, I sent a letter to President Obama expressing my nonpartisan concerns about Dr. Vivek Murthy, his nominee to be the next surgeon general. Now as senators consider his nomination, I would like to share those concerns with them and the American public. This is not meant to be...

  • Obamacare enrollment passes 6 million

    With just four days left until the end of the open enrollment period, more than 6 million consumers have signed up for the health law's insurance exchanges, President Obama announced Thursday. “This afternoon, while traveling in Italy, President Obama convened a conference call with health...

  • Republicans ramp up planning to replace Obamacare as Senate prospects rise

    The Republican Party's rising Senate prospects are forcing House Republicans to craft a health care agenda that could function as a feasible legislative blueprint for overhauling Obamacare in January 2015.

  • Dem fractures deepen on ObamaCare

    **Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** Buzz Cut: • Dem fractures deepen on ObamaCare • Warren to the rescue in Braley’s farmer fiasco • Dem candidate charged in guns for funds sting • Top 2016 contenders converge on The Strip • This candidate’s got stones,...

  • Court restores Mississippi medical kickback convictions

    JACKSON, Miss. — A federal appeals court has ruled against two men challenging verdicts in a bribery and kickbacks case involving a north Mississippi hospital. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled Tuesday in cases against Ray Shoemaker and Lee...

  • Medical tourism plan studied by lawmakers

    Alongside Walt Disney World, Kennedy Space Center, South Beach and the Florida Keys, Sen. Aaron Bean wants to give visitors another reason to come to the state: to get some doctoring. Bean has proposed legislation to require Visit Florida, the public-private partnership charged with attracting...

  • House finalizing bill to stop cut to Medicare docs

    Doctors who treat Medicare patients would get a last-minute reprieve from a scheduled 24 percent cut in their government reimbursements under a bill that's on track to pass the House.

  • Covered California confirms Monday signup deadline

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is sticking to Monday's health insurance enrollment deadline, but consumers will get extra time to finish their applications. Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, said Wednesday that people who start an application on the state's health...

  • FDA panel narrowly backs DNA colon cancer test

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers has narrowly backed an experimental blood test that uses patients' DNA to help screen for colon cancer. The FDA's genetic experts voted 5-4, with one abstention, that the benefits of Epigenomics' test outweigh the risks. The...

  • Obamacare spokeswoman says most people are 'truthful' when seeking government benefits

    Dismissing questions about the potential for individuals to exploit the latest Obamacare enrollment loophole, a spokeswoman for President Obama's health care law Wednesday insisted that relying on an honor system was okay because most people are “truthful” when seeking government benefits....

  • CMS sidesteps questions about verifying late Obamacare applicants

    The Obama administration on Wednesday insisted that they would allow consumers who tried to register for Obamacare before the deadline to complete the process but sidestepped questions about how they would verify any late applications.

  • Harry Reid to Obamacare enrollees: Learn to use the Internet

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters on Wednesday the problems associated with signing up for Obamacare are not caused by the glitch-filled healthcare.gov website. Rather, it’s the enrollees who need a lesson in using a computer.

  • Majority threatened, Democrats take up populist agenda to distract from Obamacare

    Senate Democrats, facing an increasing threat of losing their majority in November, rolled out an ambitious and populist legislative agenda on Wednesday that aims to rally their base and divert voter attention away from the unpopular health reform law. The agenda, which includes a minimum wage...



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