By Meghashyam Mali | 02/25/14 07:15 PM
President Obama on Tuesday told his young supporters they're doing “God's work” and urged them to help him raise the minimum wage and boost enrollment in his health care reform law. “The work you are doing is God's work,” Obama said at the National Organizing Summit, hosted by...
By Brian Hughes | 02/25/14 07:07 PM
Roughly 4 million people have signed up for health care plans through Obamacare's exchanges, the Obama administration announced late Tuesday. Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, released the latest number of sign-ups in a blog post, arguing that...
02/25/14 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Obama administration raced to meet its self-imposed deadline for online health insurance markets, security experts working for the government worried that state computer systems could become a back door for hackers. Documents provided to The Associated Press show that...
02/25/14 06:15 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee was among the more than two-thirds of states rated as "high risk" for security problems related to its computers tapping into the federal health insurance exchange system. Federal cybersecurity experts worried in advance of the Oct. 1 deadline for new...
By Noemie Emery | 02/25/14 05:50 PM
Irked at the gall of Republicans in using the Democrats' votes for health care against them, liberals have discovered a plot that is even more sinister: the GOP is using "anecdotes" (i.e., the stories of people who have been hurt by the measure) in an effort to take the Left down. By...
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/25/14 02:06 PM
While House Speaker John Boehner didn't have much to say this afternoon when he left an hour-long meeting with President Obama, an aide told reporters the two had plenty to talk about, including immigration reform and the new health care law. Obama and Boehner, R-Ohio, “discussed a wide...
By Brian Hughes | 02/25/14 01:54 PM
The White House on Tuesday downplayed the importance of a rare face-to-face meeting between President Obama and Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in the Oval Office.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/25/14 12:08 PM
Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday denied that Obamacare would cost many Americans their jobs, insisting that it gave workers, in particular women, more employment freedom.
By Mark Flatten | 02/25/14 11:02 AM
Thousands of orders for diagnostic medical tests have been purged en masse by the Department of Veterans Affairs to make it appear its decade-long backlog is being eliminated, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner.
By Matthew Perrone | 02/25/14 09:00 AM
A consumer advocacy group is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to add a bold warning label to popular testosterone drugs for men in light of growing evidence that the hormone treatments can increase the risk of heart attack.
02/25/14 05:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A consumer advocacy group is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to add a bold warning label to popular testosterone drugs for men in light of growing evidence that the hormone treatments can increase the risk of heart attack. The group Public Citizen says the agency...
By Susan Crabtree | 02/25/14 05:01 AM
A senior Health and Human Services official was so frustrated last May over the White House's “disarray” on health care before the launch of Obamacare insurance exchanges that he warned of needing a “come to Jesus meeting” with his counterparts.
02/24/14 07:45 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The new health care law may raise insurance premiums for 11 million small business employees and lower rates for 6 million others. That's an estimate from a report by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, part of the Department of Health and Human Services. The report...
02/24/14 06:30 PM
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill passed by the Kentucky Senate on Monday would exempt home care workers from the state's seven-day overtime law. Under current Kentucky law, if an in-home caregiver works for seven consecutive days, the employer must pay time and a half on the seventh day. Bill...
02/24/14 06:30 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's health-exchange board voted to fire the state's prime information technology contractor for Maryland's defective health care exchange, the state's health secretary told lawmakers Monday. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein told a legislative oversight panel that the board...
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