By Linda Chavez | 02/14/14 11:16 AM
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the White House has chosen -- for the 13th time in a year -- to make changes to the Affordable Care Act delaying its full implementation. The law is a mess -- passed by Democrats, most of whom hadn't bothered to read the legislation, without a single...
02/14/14 10:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Like 78 million other Americans, MaryJane Harrison is obese. And like many critically overweight Americans, Harrison cannot afford to have weight loss surgery because her health insurance doesn't cover it. The financial burden makes it nearly impossible for her to follow the...
By Michael Virtanen | 02/14/14 09:02 AM
New York reached an agreement Thursday with federal officials for a waiver that would allow the state to reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings that officials say will be used to support hospitals and improve health care.
By Jeff Barnard | 02/14/14 08:18 AM
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden and three congressional colleagues on Thursday requested a federal investigation of Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange, which has been unable to sign up a single person through its online portal because of technical problems that were known months before it was...
By Matthew Perrone | 02/14/14 07:56 AM
Like 78 million other Americans, MaryJane Harrison is obese. And like many critically overweight Americans, Harrison cannot afford to have weight loss surgery because her health insurance doesn't cover it.
02/14/14 03:15 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 74,000 Virginians have enrolled in health plans through the federal insurance marketplace. Figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show that from Oct. 1 through Feb. 1, 28 percent of those in Virginia who selected marketplace plans were...
By Associated Press | 02/13/14 09:48 AM
Massachusetts has received a three-month extension from the federal government to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
By Associated Press | 02/13/14 09:44 AM
The U.S. and 26 other nations are announcing a new collaboration to prevent and fight outbreaks of dangerous infectious diseases before they spread around the globe.
By Susan Crabtree | 02/12/14 06:30 PM
Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are pressing the Obama administration for information on the latest Obamacare delay for businesses. Rep. Fred Upton, a Michigan Republican who chairs the panel, along with five other committee Republicans wrote a letter to Treasury...
02/11/14 05:15 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland lawmaker on Tuesday renewed a call for an investigation into the state's defective health care exchange with a focus on the procurement process of the exchange's board, which has approved multimillion dollar contracts. Del. Ron George, a Republican running in...
02/10/14 10:15 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's online health care exchange has some significant problems that are not on track to be corrected by the March 31 deadline for open enrollment, and officials are exploring other options for the second enrollment period starting in November, state officials told a...
02/10/14 01:45 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities could detain a mentally ill individual for up to 24 hours in emergency custody under a bill approved by the Virginia Senate. The upper chamber voted 38-0 Monday to approve a proposal by Sen. Creigh Deeds, a Democrat from Bath County. Deeds was attacked last...
02/10/14 10:22 AM
Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler announced a $20,000 settlement on Thursday with a pharmaceutical retailer to resolve allegations that it kept payments and prescriptions that were returned as undeliverable. Between May 2010 and October 2011,...
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