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Nation Now

Fact check: Not 'everybody' is covered under ACA

Fact check: Not 'everybody' is covered under ACAPresident Obama went too far in saying the Affordable Care Act meant "everybody" would have "basic health care." The law doesn't create a universal health care system, and not everyone will have insurance. In fact, tens of millions will still be...
  • Nation Now
  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Nation Now

Enrollment's closed for most, what's next?

Enrollment's closed for most, what's next?The first open-enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act has, for the most part, ended.
  • Nation Now
  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Health

Health care sign-ups surge toward 7M

Health care sign-ups surge toward 7MA surge of interest and last-minute technical glitches marked the final day of enrollment in health insurance through federal and state websites Monday, as a target once thought out of reach — 7 million enrollees — was on the verge of being reached.
  • Health
  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Nation Now

Glitches in race to meet health deadline

Glitches in race to meet health deadlineConsumers who waited until the last day to enroll for insurance on the federal HealthCare.gov were out of luck on Monday morning, and the problem still may not be fixed: The tools to set up new accounts and enroll are functioning erratically and some people can't...
  • Nation Now
  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Health

HealthCare.gov goes down as deadline nears

HealthCare.gov goes down as deadline nearsThe federal government's healthcare enrollment website -- HealthCare.gov -- went down or stalled briefly on Monday as heavy traffic was building on the last day of open enrollment for 2014.
  • Health
  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Nation Now

HHS hits 6 million health care enrollment mark

HHS hits 6 million health care enrollment markMore than six million people have enrolled in the federal and state health exchanges as of Thursday.
  • Nation Now
  • 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Politics

6 key Obamacare deadline delays

6 key Obamacare deadline delaysHere's an update of our previous rundown of the key delays announced by the administration regarding ACA deadlines.
  • Politics
  • 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Health

Affordable Care Act deadline closing in March 31

Affordable Care Act deadline closing in March 31Five million people have now signed up for health insurance on the state and federal online exchanges, the Obama administration said Monday.
  • Health
  • 9 months ago
Health

Q&A: Can't afford health plan, will I be fined?

Q&A: Can't afford health plan, will I be fined?Hoping to simplify things a bit, The Associated Press asked its Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus followers for their real-life questions about the program and the problems they're running into as the March 31 deadline approaches to sign up for coverage in new...
  • Health
  • 9 months ago
Nation Now

Religious challenge to health care law hits high court

Religious challenge to health care law hits high courtPresident Obama's health care law gets a return engagement at the Supreme Court next week in a case full of hot-button issues
  • Nation Now
  • 9 months ago
Politics

Fact check: Obama mixing and matching insurance stats

Fact check: Obama mixing and matching insurance statsPresident Obama jumbled his facts when asked about "skyrocketing" premiums for people who get insurance through work.
  • Politics
  • 9 months ago
Health

Obama: Health care plan will work

Obama: Health care plan will workPresident Obama said Friday that enough Americans have signed up for his health care plan to make it a success, while critics cited his comments that some people may have to "switch doctors."
  • Health
  • 9 months, 1 week ago
Health

March's big health care deadline: What you need to know

March's big health care deadline: What you need to knowSick of hearing about the health care law?
  • Health
  • 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Health

Obama pledges health care push in March

Obama pledges health care push in MarchPresident Obama urged supporters Tuesday to help people sign up for health care coverage as his new law approaches a key deadline at the end of next month.
  • Health
  • 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Ex-Sen. Bond making case for Medicaid expansion

Ex-Sen. Bond making case for Medicaid expansionFormer Republican Sen. Kit Bond is attempting to make the case for Medicaid expansion to reluctant state lawmakers.
  • Politics
  • 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Health

Tens of thousands of jobs could be created if Missouri expands Medicaid

Tens of thousands of jobs could be created if Missouri expands MedicaidState officials are projecting that 24,000 new jobs would be created if Missouri chooses to expand its Medicaid program.
  • Health
  • 10 months ago
Illinois

1 million users view Ill. health insurance website

1 million users view Ill. health insurance websiteThe official website for Illinois' health insurance marketplace has had 1 million unique visitors.
  • Illinois
  • 10 months ago
Health

More than 1M enrolled in health insurance in January

More than 1M enrolled in health insurance in JanuaryMore than 1.1 million people enrolled for health insurance coverage through state and federal exchanges in January, and more young-and-healthy people signed up, the government announced Wednesday.
  • Health
  • 10 months, 1 week ago
Nation Now

Modest drop in full-time work seen from health care law

Modest drop in full-time work seen from health care lawCongressional budget experts say President Barack Obama's health care law will affect both the supply and the demand for labor, leading to a net reduction of about 2.5 million full-time jobs in 2024, ten years from now.
  • Nation Now
  • 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Health

HHS Secretary promotes healthcare enrollment in St. Louis

HHS Secretary promotes healthcare enrollment in St. LouisSecretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius made another trip to St. Louis Friday to discuss affordable health coverage.
  • Health
  • 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Health

Ohio man finally signs up for health insurance after 3,118 attempts

Ohio man finally signs up for health insurance after 3,118 attemptsLew Garrett is a self-employed independent contractor who needed health insurance. His previous plan was being canceled like millions of others.
  • Health
  • 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Obamacare increases incomes of poorest, study finds

Obamacare increases incomes of poorest, study findsThe Affordable Care Act will "significantly" increase the incomes of Americans who fall in the bottom one-fifth of the income levels, while slightly decreasing — by .8% — the incomes of senior citizens, a new study finds.
  • Politics
  • 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Poll: Negative view of Obamacare rollout eases

Poll: Negative view of Obamacare rollout easesEven though the government's health care website may be fixed, a new poll finds that President Barack Obama's insurance markets haven't impressed most consumers.
  • Politics
  • 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Health

Former Sen. Bond hired to lobby for Medicaid expansion in Missouri

Former Sen. Bond hired to lobby for Medicaid expansion in MissouriFormer U.S. Sen. Kit Bond has been hired by a state business association to lobby his fellow Republicans in the state Legislature in support of a Medicaid expansion.
  • Health
  • 11 months ago
Local

Injunction a blow to Mo. health care law

Injunction a blow to Mo. health care lawA federal judge on Thursday granted a preliminary injunction against Missouri's law requiring of a state license to serve as a navigator to help consumers sign up for coverage through the new health insurance marketplace.
  • Local
  • 11 months ago
Health

Fact check: Obamacare hurts 'struggling families'?

Fact check: Obamacare hurts 'struggling families'?A conservative group is attacking Democratic Rep. Ron Barber of Arizona with an ad that claims the Affordable Care Act "means higher costs for struggling families." It may mean higher costs for some, but hundreds of thousands of state residents are expected...
  • Health
  • 11 months, 1 week ago
Nation Now

Medical debt will persist despite health law

Medical debt will persist despite health lawMillions of Americans will get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act that will protect them from potentially ruinous medical expenses, but a new USA TODAY analysis shows the health plans they can choose still leave them vulnerable to thousands in deductibles...
  • Nation Now
  • 11 months, 1 week ago