By Sean Lengell | 04/01/14 01:44 PM
The No. 2 House Democrat says bipartisan momentum is building in Congress to permanently fix a flaw in a federal payment system that annually threatens cuts to doctors who treat Medicare patients. "There's more serious momentum" this year for a long-term fix, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of...
By Brian Hughes | 04/01/14 08:03 AM
The battle lines are clearly drawn: Democrats will argue that despite all the setbacks in implementing the president's signature achievement, the White House and fellow progressives will receive credit for adding millions of Americans to the ranks of those with health care coverage.
04/01/14 05:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Like so much about the government's health care overhaul, Monday's deadline to sign up for coverage in 2014 didn't turn out quite as planned: Many people still are eligible for extensions that will let them enroll. The change of plans shouldn't come as much of a surprise,...
03/31/14 09:00 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's health insurance exchange experienced a high volume of users Monday, overwhelming its website, swamping its call centers and leading to an extension of the enrollment deadline for consumers who were stymied by the process. Midnight marked the enrollment...
By Sean Lengell | 03/31/14 07:09 PM
Congress passed legislation to temporarily stave off looming cuts to doctors who treat Medicare patients, hours before the current government pay structure was to expire.
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/31/14 06:58 PM
President Obama acknowledged in an interview that enrollment in Obamacare exchanges would likely fall short of the initial 7 million target, saying he expected the final tally to be “reasonably close” to that goal.
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/31/14 04:50 PM
In an interview, Sebelius dismissed suggestions that the figure was low, as some critics have suggested. The Obama administration is rushing to sign up more consumers on the last day of open enrollment.
By Susan Crabtree | 03/31/14 02:15 PM
The healthcare.gov website was overloaded with record traffic on Monday, the final day of open enrollment for Obamacare, according to an administration official. Shortly after 12:30 p.m., the website was down again — following a separate early morning outage — preventing first-time users...
By Michal Conger | 03/31/14 12:26 PM
Watchdog group Judicial Watch has sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for documents about Obamacare and healthcare.gov, after HHS denied two Freedom of Information Act requests the group filed for the documents.
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/31/14 12:25 PM
Vice President Joe Biden said that people would be “surprised” by how well Obamacare works, as the administration makes a last minute push to sign up consumers in new insurance exchanges.
By Brian Hughes | 03/31/14 09:26 AM
Healthcare.gov was restored Monday after being down for maintenance for hours on the final day of open enrollment in Obamacare. The Obamacare website was brought back to full service around 8 a.m., an administration official said. Healthcare.gov had been unable to handle enrollment requests...
03/31/14 08:30 AM
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Beverly Brignoni was a young New Yorker seeking a less expensive way to enhance her appearance and she did what many other people are now doing: travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery. It went horribly wrong. The 28-year-old died Feb. 20...
By Brian Hughes | 03/31/14 08:00 AM
The White House this week will attempt to manage the fallout from hastily arranged U.S.-Russian talks on Ukraine, which produced no breakthrough in the standoff between the Obama administration and the Kremlin over the Eastern European nation.
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/31/14 06:07 AM
The Senate this week will take up medicare payment legislation and a jobless benefits bill while the House votes to redefine the full time work week under Obamacare and clear a Ukraine loan and sanctions bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a test vote Monday on what lawmakers...
03/31/14 05:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Edwin Pacheco was in and out of the hospital for months. He'd survived one organ transplant and desperately needed another. But he wasn't the only one suffering. Few people asked how his wife was holding up as she kept vigil, cornered hard-to-understand doctors and held job...
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