By Associated Press | 02/18/14 08:47 AM
The House is expected to vote Tuesday on a bill that would fund the "private option" that was approved last year as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health care law. Under the private option, Arkansas is using federal Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for...
By Associated Press | 02/18/14 08:39 AM
WESTWEGO, La. — Westwego and its municipal employees will pay more for health insurance coverage this year under a new plan approved by the city council. Mayor Johnny Shaddinger blamed several factors for the increase, from the federal Affordable Care Act to the small size of Westwego's...
By Philip Klein | 02/17/14 01:34 PM
Last month, a group of Republican senators unveiled a health care plan that grappled with how to create an alternative to President Obama's health care law as part of a strategy to repeal it. A conservative group known as the 2017 Project, headed by Jeffrey Anderson, has released another...
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/17/14 05:18 AM
The Obama Administration may extend beyond 2016 a federal reimbursement program for health insurance companies that lose money by participating in the newly created health care exchanges. Industry insiders told the Washington Examiner a plan to extend the Affordable Care Act’s “risk...
By Steve Chapman | 02/16/14 01:32 PM
In 1999, newspaper columnist Molly Ivins was diagnosed with breast cancer and promptly exhorted her readers: "Go. Get. The. Damn. Mammogram. Done." 	She also quoted a friend, columnist Marlyn Schwartz, who lamented, "If you have ever wondered what it would feel like to sit in a...
By Brian Hughes | 02/16/14 10:57 AM
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, on Sunday slammed President Obama for a series of unilateral Obamacare delays, saying the White House was openly flouting the Constitution. “The president knows this is wrong and it's not defensible,” Lee, the Tea Party lawmaker, told “Fox News Sunday.” Lee...
By Associated Press | 02/15/14 12:57 PM
New Hampshire is one of six states still undecided on whether to expand Medicaid as part of the federal health care overhaul.
By Associated Press | 02/15/14 12:55 PM
Rhode Island's health insurance exchange won't be able to complete new enrollments for a few days because the federal data hub it uses to do so will be offline.
By Associated Press | 02/15/14 11:52 AM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — All of the Republicans seeking to oust Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton regard Minnesota's problem-ridden health insurance exchange as an unmitigated disaster, but they differ on what they would do about it if they were elected. The fissure on health care became apparent...
By Paul Bedard | 02/14/14 03:16 PM
Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama has to finally take responsibility for Obamacare and fix it fast or see his legacy tarnished.
By Philip Klein | 02/14/14 01:35 PM
On Friday, the New York Times reported that "[o]ne in five people who signed up for health insurance under the new health care law failed to pay their premiums on time and therefore did not receive coverage in January, insurance companies and industry experts say."
02/14/14 01:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson said Friday that the Food and Drug Administration has rejected — for a third time — its application to expand use of the blood thinner Xarelto to reduce dangerous blood clots and related problems in patients with coronary artery disease. The condition...
By Susan Crabtree | 02/14/14 12:01 PM
President Obama thanked the House Democratic caucus for “hanging tough” on Obamacare and continuing to support a law he says history will regard as a “monumental achievement.”
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/14/14 12:00 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Friday said the administration would be able to provide “concrete and timely” data on how many Obamacare enrollees had paid their premiums after a new online system was up and running.
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...
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