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  • Q&A: Status update as health law marks a milestone

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Like so much about the government's health care overhaul, Monday's deadline to sign up for coverage in 2014 didn't turn out quite as planned: Many people still are eligible for extensions that will let them enroll. The change of plans shouldn't come as much of a surprise,...

  • High volume, long wait at California's health site

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's health insurance exchange experienced a high volume of users Monday, overwhelming its website, swamping its call centers and leading to an extension of the enrollment deadline for consumers who were stymied by the process. Midnight marked the enrollment...

  • Congress delays Medicare cuts to doctors

    Congress passed legislation to temporarily stave off looming cuts to doctors who treat Medicare patients, hours before the current government pay structure was to expire.

  • Obama: Health law enrollment likely to fall short of 7 million target

    President Obama acknowledged in an interview that enrollment in Obamacare exchanges would likely fall short of the initial 7 million target, saying he expected the final tally to be “reasonably close” to that goal.

  • Kathleen Sebelius: Insurers say 80 to 90 percent have paid Obamacare premium

    In an interview, Sebelius dismissed suggestions that the figure was low, as some critics have suggested. The Obama administration is rushing to sign up more consumers on the last day of open enrollment.

  • Glitches hit Obamacare website ahead of deadline

    The healthcare.gov website was overloaded with record traffic on Monday, the final day of open enrollment for Obamacare, according to an administration official. Shortly after 12:30 p.m., the website was down again — following a separate early morning outage — preventing first-time users...

  • Judicial Watch sues HHS for documents on healthcare.gov security, hardship exemption

    Watchdog group Judicial Watch has sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for documents about Obamacare and healthcare.gov, after HHS denied two Freedom of Information Act requests the group filed for the documents.

  • Joe Biden: People will be 'surprised' by how Obamacare turns out

    Vice President Joe Biden said that people would be “surprised” by how well Obamacare works, as the administration makes a last minute push to sign up consumers in new insurance exchanges.

  • Obamacare website functioning after morning outage

    Healthcare.gov was restored Monday after being down for maintenance for hours on the final day of open enrollment in Obamacare. The Obamacare website was brought back to full service around 8 a.m., an administration official said. Healthcare.gov had been unable to handle enrollment requests...

  • Low-cost Dominican surgeries spark warnings by US

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Beverly Brignoni was a young New Yorker seeking a less expensive way to enhance her appearance and she did what many other people are now doing: travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery. It went horribly wrong. The 28-year-old died Feb. 20...

  • White House week ahead: Russia waiting game, Obamacare deadline

    The White House this week will attempt to manage the fallout from hastily arranged U.S.-Russian talks on Ukraine, which produced no breakthrough in the standoff between the Obama administration and the Kremlin over the Eastern European nation.

  • Congress this week tackles Medicare payments, jobless pay and employer mandate

    The Senate this week will take up medicare payment legislation and a jobless benefits bill while the House votes to redefine the full time work week under Obamacare and clear a Ukraine loan and sanctions bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a test vote Monday on what lawmakers...

  • Retirees help caregivers cope with hospital stays

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Edwin Pacheco was in and out of the hospital for months. He'd survived one organ transplant and desperately needed another. But he wasn't the only one suffering. Few people asked how his wife was holding up as she kept vigil, cornered hard-to-understand doctors and held job...

  • Test accurately rules out heart attacks in the ER

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients. A large study in Sweden found that the blood test plus the usual electrocardiogram of the heartbeat were...

  • California sees late surge in health enrollment

    California is seeing a late surge in the number of people signing up for health insurance coverage ahead of next week's deadline — and state officials are encouraging more people to apply.



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