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  • Subject to debate: Do the Obamacare delays break the law?

    No one would claim that implementation of the Affordable Care Act has been especially smooth. The technical problems of the federal enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, last October and November, were only part of it: The administration has repeatedly...
  • White House gives sick Americans more time to select a health plan

    White House gives sick Americans more time to select a health plan
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration moved Thursday to help tens of thousands of sick Americans who have struggled to enroll in health coverage for next year because of problems with the rollout of new insurance marketplaces created by the...
  • When to sign up for Medicare

    These days, turning 65 doesn't have to mean hanging up your career. But it does represent one big milestone: Medicare eligibility. In most cases, signing up for Medicare Part A is a no-brainer. This coverage pays for in-patient care in the hospital....
  • Family finances: Cool tools to fix your finances

    These sites can help you make smarter decisions about budgeting, investing and taxes. All of them are free unless otherwise noted, and some come with mobile applications. -- Budgeting and saving. Planwise (http://www.planwise.com) focuses on the future....
  • Retirement: Put health costs in context

    When my son was a teenager, many of our conversations began with me reminding him of what homework he had to do -- and with him storming out and slamming the door. These days, I am reminded of those conversations when I think about retirement planners'...
  • Tax break is one piece of good healthcare news

    It's a wild time in healthcare these day, with all the yelling, complaining and finger-pointing, as well as malfunctioning websites, dysfunctional oversight, incorrect information, blown stacks, busy phones, inflated expenses and all-around blood-pressure...
  • Insurers under fire as Obamacare kicks in

    Obamacare's biggest problem isn't the troubled HealthCare.gov website anymore. Consumers are easing up on criticism of government exchanges and turning their frustration and fury toward some of the nation's biggest health insurers. All too often, new...
  • Obamacare: What you need to know

    After years of political fighting, a Supreme Court decision and lots of confusion, the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA or "Obamacare") kicked off on October 1. The government has established the website Healthcare.gov to manage all aspects of the ACA, but...
  • About 70 million Americans could take statins under new guidelines

    The number of Americans taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs is set to double under new guidelines unveiled Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Assn. The goal of prescribing statins to as many as 70 million people is...
  • Bill Clinton says Americans should be able to keep their health plans

    Bill Clinton says Americans should be able to keep their health plans
    WASHINGTON — In an interview released Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton said President Obama should make sure Americans can retain their current health insurance plans, even if it means revamping the Affordable Care Act. “I personally...
  • Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped, study says

    Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped, study says
    Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped sharply in the last 25 years, according to a new study. The percentage of the U.S. workforce testing positive for drugs such as cocaine and marijuana dropped to 3.5% last year, from 13.6% in 1988,...