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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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  • Ben�Carson wades into hostile territory at Al Sharpton event

    Ben Carson, the black Republican and potential presidential candidate who once told Barack Obama his health care law was the worst U.S. policy since slavery, was an unlikely guest speaker Wednesday at Al Sharpton's National Action Network. Appearing in...
  • Obama: Health care law an 8 out of 10, lawsuit a 'last gasp'

    President Barack Obama is giving his health care law an eight out of a 10, and calls a lawsuit hanging over it "the last gasp" from opponents. Obama tells ABC News he doesn't give it a 10 is because things can always be improved. He says the biggest...
  • House Finance begins digging in to governor's Medicaid bill

    The House Finance Committee on Tuesday began digging in to Gov. Bill Walker's proposal to expand and reform Medicaid in Alaska. Walker has made expansion a priority and his administration sees expansion as going hand-in-hand with efforts to reduce and...
  • Medicaid news guide: A look at the legislative debate

    One of the big questions with less than two weeks left in the scheduled 90-day legislative session is whether lawmakers can reach agreement on a package to expand and reform the state's Medicaid program. The following is a look at some of the debate: ___...
  • Obamacare at 5 years: Are we better off now?

    Obamacare just passed its fifth anniversary as a law, but don't be surprised if you didn't hear much about it. After all this time, polls show the public still doesn't like it. Results are more important than perception, of course. So let's ask: If...
  • Equal coverage for mental and medical health remains an issue, studies show

    Equal coverage for mental and medical health remains an issue, studies show
    After overdosing 19 times, William Head Williams was finally ready to enter a detoxification program for his heroin addiction. But he was turned away from a New York hospital after his insurer deemed his admission not medically necessary, said his...
  • Audit says Maryland overbilled federal government $28.4M in health exchange launch

    Audit says Maryland overbilled federal government $28.4M in health exchange launch
    A long-awaited audit of Maryland's health insurance exchange has found that the state improperly billed the federal government $28.4 million as former Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration struggled to launch what would become one of the most troubled...
  • Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints

     Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints
    Coventry Health Care is lowering the cost of HIV and AIDS drugs after the insurer's prices — more than $1,000 per month on some plans sold in Illinois — drew complaints of discrimination from patient advocates. Advocates have said Coventry...
  • Scott's backpedaling on Medicaid bad news: My Word

    Scott's backpedaling on Medicaid bad news: My Word
    Just when it looked as if Florida might do the right thing and accept federal money to provide health-care coverage for about 800,000 of the state's working poor, Gov. Rick Scott throws a wrench in the works. Scott, who in 2013 backed taking some $51...
  • Medicare bill helps doctors and kids, but deficit foes cool

    Republicans say bipartisan legislation reworking how Medicare pays doctors is a milestone toward curbing the huge, growing benefit program. It's "the first real entitlement reform in decades," says House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, using Washington...
  • Health law bumps up tax refunds for some; others take hit

    As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds — hundreds of dollars, for better or worse. The law offers tax credits so people...