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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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Top Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Articles

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  • Sentara Norfolk General celebrates 25 years of heart transplants

    The 25-year-old heart transplant program at Sentara Norfolk General celebrated its 356th patient transplant this month. At a recent gathering of 30 transplant recipients, Carey McGrath of Courtland marked 24 years since his operation. He returned to...
  • Cut costs by getting your health plan to cover more of your care

    We don't have to tell you that the cost of health insurance has been steadily rising. The average U.S. worker with employer-provided coverage now pays $9,695 per year in premiums and other out-of-pocket costs for a family of four, according to the...
  • Transparency about medical costs is key to controlling them

    U.S. health-care spending has never grown as slowly as it did last year. Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the Oval Office when the U.S. government began recording health-care spending in 1960. Since that time, growth in health-care spending has never been...
  • 2.5 million sign up for Obamacare

    2.5 million sign up for Obamacare
    WASHINGTON — Nearly 2.5 million people signed up for health plans using the federal Obamacare marketplace as of Friday, administration officials said Tuesday, offering a generally upbeat account of the initial phase of this year's open enrollment...
  • Facing deadline, health exchange enrolls more than 100,000

    Facing deadline, health exchange enrolls more than 100,000
    A day before the deadline to sign up on the Maryland exchange for health insurance that would start Jan. 1, thousands of residents risk losing their subsidies temporarily because they have not re-enrolled. Yet a month into this year's enrollment period,...
  • Feds report 'strong start' to ACA health insurance enrollment; no fixed numbers

    Feds report 'strong start' to ACA health insurance enrollment;  no fixed numbers
    Almost 2.5 million have signed up for 2015 health insurance coverage through www.healthcare.gov in the first month of open enrollment, according to government officials. They emphasized that the enrollment period extends through Feb. 15, both for new...
  • Some states retreat on mental health funding

    WASHINGTON Fewer states increased their spending on mental health programs this year compared with last year, when a spate of horrific shootings by assailants with histories of mental illness prompted a greater focus on the shortcomings of the country's...
  • Covered California extends deadline to sign up for Obamacare

    Covered California extends deadline to sign up for Obamacare
    California's health insurance exchange extended its deadline for consumers who want Obamacare coverage in effect beginning Jan. 1. Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, said people who start the application process or made some "good...
  • The moral of this sad story: Never tell the truth

    Some bureaucrats get in trouble for telling less than the truth when asked questions about their more dubious statements and worse actions. Think of any number of once influential figures in the current administration -- like the notorious Lois Lerner...
  • Monday is last day to sign up for Obamacare, Healthy PA

    Monday is last day to sign up for Obamacare, Healthy PA
    Monday is the last day to sign up for insurance under both the Affordable Care Act and the state's Healthy PA program for coverage that starts Jan. 1. The second open enrollment period under the federal health care law, often called Obamacare, started...
  • Blue Shield moves into Medicaid with Care 1st deal

    Blue Shield moves into Medicaid with Care 1st deal
    Looking to seize on the massive expansion of Medicaid, Blue Shield of California said it has agreed to acquire Monterey Park health plan Care 1st for an undisclosed sum. Until now, nonprofit Blue Shield hasn’t participated in Medi-Cal, the state&...