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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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  • Colleges getting out of health insurance business

    The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business. Experts are divided on whether this change will be good or bad for students. Some call it an inevitable result of health care reform...
  • Medicaid expansion enrollment soars; waiver hurdle remains

    Mary Amick went 15 years without health insurance while working a minimum-wage job at a small country store outside Coldwater. She sometimes visited a free clinic but mostly put off addressing her medical ailments, needing to buy food and pay utility...
  • Pa. bill would let nurse practitioners work without doctors

    Pa. bill would let nurse practitioners work without doctors
    Allen Smith, a nurse practitioner, needed more than medical training and entrepreneurial spirit to open a primary care practice in Bethlehem. He had to find a doctor to sponsor him. That was easier said than done. Many doctors, it turned out, were...
  • Senate endorses compromise Medicaid expansion plan

    Montana senators endorsed a Republican's compromise Medicaid expansion bill Friday after voting to blast it out of committee and onto the floor earlier in the week. Senators endorsed the amended measure 28-22 on Friday after more than 90 minutes of...
  • Palm Beach County makes Top 10 in health rankings

    Palm Beach County makes Top 10 in health rankings
    Lookin' fit and fine, Palm Beach County. You're in the Top 10. The 2015 annual County Health Rankings, released March 25, scored Palm Beach County 10th among Florida's 67 counties on factors that predict how healthy a community will be in the future....
  • High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up

    High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up
    Thirty years ago, insurance companies had the answer to the soaring cost of caring for the elderly. Plan ahead and buy a policy that will cover your expenses. Now, there's a new problem: Even insurers think it's unaffordable. Life insurance firms...
  • Senate pushes conservative budget toward approval

    Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward post-midnight Senate approval early Friday, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto struggle with President Barack Obama over their plans to end deficits, cut trillions in spending and...
  • 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...
  • Affordable Care Act: By the numbers

    Affordable Care Act: By the numbers
    Monday marks five years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, was signed into law. The legislation has provided low-cost medical coverage to almost 385,000 Virginians, and 11.7...
  • 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...
  • Haslam undaunted by difficult prospects for Insure Tennessee

    Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday that he is willing to risk a second defeat of his Insure Tennessee proposal to highlight the need for improving health standards in the state. The Republican governor told reporters after a prayer breakfast at Lipscomb...