More HHS Articles

  • It's time for White House to start sweating over legal challenge to Obamacare subsidies

    As the U.S. Supreme Court weighed the constitutionality of a contraception coverage mandate Tuesday morning, a federal appeals court heard a separate legal challenge that could have much more sweeping implications for the future of President Obama's health care law. And if the oral arguments...

  • Obamacare warning: Even Superman got sick from kryptonite

    In its 11th hour bid to sign people up for Obamacare, the administration is warning younger Americans that their feeling of invincibility is ending and that, like Superman, they could soon be devastated by “kryptonite,” leaving them broke if they don't have health insurance.

  • Pace of Obamacare signups accelerates in March

    With just weeks to go before the deadline expires for most Americans to sign up for coverage through President Obama's health care law, the Department of Health and Human Services said on Monday that more than 5 million have signed up -- representing an accelerated pace for the month of March....

  • Administration says 5 million people have signed up for Obamacare

    The Obama administration announced Monday that 5 million people had signed up for health plans through federal and stage exchanges, just two weeks before the deadline for consumers to obtain insurance or pay a fine.

  • Obamacare rule would let insurance companies 'modify' plans to cut down on cancellation notices

    President Obama's team at the Department of Health and Human Services has a plan to prevent insurance companies from sending out politically toxic cancellation notices by making it easier for companies to modify existing plans without officially canceling them.

  • Obamacare enrollment lagging in states with highest uninsured rates

    With the six-month open enrollment period coming to a close at the end of the month, it remains unclear how many of 4.2 million private insurance sign-ups claimed by the Department of Health and Human Services came from the ranks of the previously long-term uninsured.

  • HHS requires insurance companies that cover spouses to recognize gay marriages

    Insurance companies that provide plans covering spouses must extend that coverage to couples in gay marriages, according to a new rule from the Health and Human Services Department. "In other words, insurance companies will not be permitted to discriminate against married same-sex couples when...

  • HHS unable to determine who has paid for Obamacare health insurance plans

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a House panel Wednesday that nobody knows how many Obamacare enrollees have actually paid their health insurance bills. “People are buying a product in the private market,” Sebelius told the House Ways and Means Committee, which...

  • New York gets caught double-billing Medicaid

    New York made away with $320 million from the federal government by over-billing Medicaid, according to a new watchdog report. According to the inspector general for the Health and Human Services Department, state-operated residences billed the federal government at twice the rate charged by...

  • Monthly Obamacare signups lagged projections in four of five months

    Enrollment in insurance plans through President Obama's health care law is trailing expectations -- and this cannot be explained away by the early technical problems that plagued the program's rollout.

  • Obamacare sign-up numbers vary widely by state

    Massachusetts and Connecticut share a border and both have Democratic governors, yet when it comes to signing residents up for insurance through President Obama's health care law, the two states are polar opposites. Between the launch of Obamacare last Oct. 1 and the end of February, only...

  • Federal officials may be missing massive Medicare Part D fraud

    Massive fraud in Medicare's prescription drug programs may be going untracked, according to a government watchdog.

  • Obamacare signups slow down in February, youth enrollment well below target

    The pace of Americans signing up for privately administered insurance through President Obama's health care law slowed down in February, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services, and youth enrollment is well below target levels set before the program's launch....

  • 4.2 million sign up for Obamacare, but only a quarter are young adults

    Enrollment in Obamacare's new insurance exchanges rose to 4.2 million, but the percentage of young consumers signing up remained below targets despite the administration's efforts. The Department of Health and Human Services announced the new figures Tuesday and pressed Americans to sign up...

  • Exclusive: Enroll America told reporter 'no truth' to Kathleen Sebelius fundraising claims

    A Fox News reporter was told by Enroll America that “there was no truth” to a tip that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was fundraising for the group, ending an early investigation into her activities. Emails obtained by the Washington Examiner through a Freedom of...

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