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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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  • New Obamacare enrollments in California top 144,000

    New Obamacare enrollments in California top 144,000
    California's health insurance exchange said 144,178 people have newly enrolled in Obamacare coverage during the first month of sign ups. During the initial rollout of the federal health law, 1.2 million people purchased a private health plan through the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • U.S. government says demand for 2015 Obamacare plans jumped in week ending December 12

    U.S. government says demand for 2015 Obamacare plans jumped in week ending December 12
    The U.S. government said on Tuesday that demand for the health insurance plans created under the national healthcare reform law, often called Obamacare, jumped during the fourth week of 2015 open enrollment to over 1 million people. Between Nov. 15, when...
  • 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...
  • U.S. corporate health exchanges find no new blue chip clients

    Healthcare companies including Aetna Inc, Mercer and Towers Watson & Co have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build exchanges that allow company employees to buy their own insurance, betting that Corporate America wants to get out of managing...
  • Tennessee governor proposes alternative plan to Obamacare

    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will call a special session of the state Legislature to consider a plan aimed at providing healthcare coverage to state residents who either do not have insurance or whose options are limited, he said on Monday.     The...