By Philip Klein | 03/06/14 09:47 AM
With the Department of Health and Human Services announcing that plans that were supposed to be cancelled this year can now be renewed for another two years, "the health insurance plans participating in Obamacare are a very worried group right now," according to health insurance industry...
By Associated Press | 03/06/14 08:21 AM
New Hampshire's state Senate is set to vote on a bipartisan agreement to use federal Medicaid money to buy private health insurance for thousands of poor adults.
03/05/14 10:30 PM
The investigative arm of Congress on Wednesday agreed to look into problems with state health exchange websites around the country. The U.S. Government Accountability Office accepted an initial request from a group of House Republicans seeking an audit on how $304 million in federal grants were...
03/05/14 06:30 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Republican Maryland congressman says he believes the investigative arm of Congress should look into problems with the state's health care exchange website. The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Wednesday agreed to a request from a group of House Republicans to...
By Philip Klein | 03/05/14 05:28 PM
A supposedly temporary “fix” that President Obama announced in November to address the problem of the millions of Americans who lost coverage as a result of his health care law has now been extended through Oct. 1, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday. In...
By Brian Hughes | 03/05/14 04:41 PM
The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it would allow insurers to issue until October 2016 health plans that do not meet Obamacare regulations, pushing back another Affordable Care Act deadline well past November's midterms. Facing the prospect of another wave of cancellation...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/05/14 11:36 AM
Read the Washington Examiner's series on the Obama administration's fundraising efforts to promote Obamacare enrollment. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has stopped fundraising for an outside group working to promote Obamacare, a department spokeswoman told the Washington...
By Associated Press | 03/05/14 09:02 AM
The troubled Florida Health Choices program launched an insurance exchange Tuesday, after several delays, that is separate from the Affordable Care Act marketplace.
By Associated Press | 03/05/14 08:56 AM
Ending a budget standoff reminiscent of the fight that shuttered the federal government last year, Arkansas lawmakers have spared the state's first-in-the nation plan to use Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for the poor.
By Associated Press | 03/05/14 08:49 AM
Federal officials have rejected a request by South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard for a partial expansion of Medicaid. The federal health overhaul gives states the option of expanding Medicaid to cover people earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.
By Paul Bedard | 03/04/14 12:07 PM
A dramatic cut in Medicare payments to medical suppliers, coupled with a 250 percent increase in audits, is hitting large and small firms hard, with one mail-order company revealing that it had to fire eight workers just to stay open.
By Gene Healy | 03/04/14 08:40 AM
It's been five years since Rick Santelli's CNBC "rant that shook the world" helped give rise to the Tea Party movement.
By Gosia Wozniacka | 03/04/14 08:29 AM
Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange said Monday it will pay its main technology contractor much of the money it's been withholding in payments, in exchange for Oracle's promise to continue working with the state during a transition period.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/03/14 05:39 PM
Retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said Obamacare is "in a good place" for implementation moving forward, adding that his colleagues should campaign on the law even if he isn't. "Have we made mistakes? Yeah, we've made some mistakes, sure we have, and maybe [there are] some things we should...
By Joseph Lawler | 03/03/14 03:55 PM
The House Budget Committee under Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan released an assessment of the federal safety net Monday that casts skepticism on many of its features and sets the stage for the Wisconsin Republican to offer plans for major changes. The report, titled “The War on Poverty: 50 Years...
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