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  • Insurers swim in Obamacare flood of cash

    It was crucial to Obamacare's passage -- and central to defenses of it -- to pretend that this raft of subsidies, mandates and regulations was an attack on insurers.

  • LA doctors practice speeding up trauma care

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Before the car-wreck victim reached the emergency room, doctors, residents and nurses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center knew what to expect by glancing at their smartphones. The text messages read: A 35-year-old man had driven head-on into a bus. He suffered major...

  • State will send voter forms to insurance enrollees

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state of California has agreed to mail voter registration forms to nearly 4 million people who have signed up for insurance through its health care exchange after a threat of a lawsuit, the American Civil Liberties Union said Monday. The ACLU of California and...

  • Latinos being left behind in health care overhaul

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest minority group risks being left behind by President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation's uninsured, but they seem to be staying on the on the sidelines as the White House races to meet a goal of 6...

  • Terry McAuliffe proposes 2-year pilot Medicaid expansion

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe proposed a two-year pilot of an expanded Medicaid program Monday in a bid to persuade Republicans to end an impasse over the state's budget. The new Democratic governor announced the plan shortly before the General Assembly returned to Richmond for...

  • New York attorney general settles with health insurer over mental health denials

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement on Thursday with a Schenectady-based health insurer to resolve allegations of widespread violations of mental health parity laws. MVP Health Care, through its behavioral health...

  • Obama administration urges veterans to sign up for Obamacare

    The Obama administration is encouraging military veterans to sign up for Obamacare as it pulls out all the stops to maximize enrollment ahead of the March 31 deadline. The Department of Veterans Affairs sent veterans and other Americans in its database a seven-page color brochure titled “The...

  • Q&A: Who can shop online for health coverage?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus followers for their real-life questions about the program and the problems they're running...

  • Rep. Scott to highlight health reform at Va clinic

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott is visiting a clinic in Newport News on Monday to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act's enactment. Scott is scheduled to appear at the Community Free Clinic at 9:30 a.m. Monday. During his visit, the Virginia Democrat...

  • Millions on the sidelines for big health care push

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Alan Thacker wants health coverage, but he can't get help in his home state of Georgia. Mary Moscarello Gutierrez no longer can afford insurance in New Jersey. Justin Thompson of Utah refuses to be forced into the president's health law. Millions of people in the United...

  • Q&A: Can't afford health plan, will I be fined?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The new health care law helps some people, hurts others and confuses almost everyone. Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus followers for their real-life questions about the program and the problems they're running...

  • Gov. John Kitzhaber seeks Cover Oregon shakeup

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Gov. John Kitzhaber asked for a shakeup of Cover Oregon's top leadership Thursday after an independent investigation found that state managers had repeatedly failed to heed reports about problems that prevented the online health insurance exchange from launching on...

  • Campaign seeks more young Coloradans for insurance

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado health advocates are hitting grocery stores and malls, and even sending out leggy models to get attention for the final days to get health insurance or face a fine. Four scantily clad models sat at a makeshift bar and served nonalcoholic juice Thursday in downtown...

  • Health care law has uneven impact on companies

    The health care overhaul affects businesses both big and small in ways that are as wide-reaching as the law itself. Wal-Mart, the largest U.S. private employer, expects $330 million in additional health care costs this year in part because it thinks more employees are signing up for its...

  • Hawaii attorney general sues maker of drug Plavix

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's attorney general is suing the makers of a widely prescribed blood thinner that he says a significant portion of the state's population has difficulty metabolizing. Attorney General David Louie filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the manufacturers and distributors of...



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