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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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  • Obama administration announces major decline in medical errors

    Obama administration announces major decline in medical errors
    Infections and other medical errors that harm patients in hospitals have declined significantly, the Obama administration said Tuesday, hailing the progress as a sign that new efforts to improve patients' safety are bearing fruit. From 2010 to 2013, so-...
  • Give yourself the gift of quality health care

    Give yourself the gift of quality health care
    It's December and quickly creeping toward the next holiday season. We have had Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. How about taking a step back and giving a gift to yourself? What about the gift of peace of mind by...
  • Poll: Nearly 4 in 10 say California Obamacare exchange not working well

    Poll: Nearly 4 in 10 say California Obamacare exchange not working well
    Nearly four in 10 Californians say the state's health exchange isn't working well as the second open enrollment gets underway, a new survey shows. The results from the Public Policy Institute of California survey may reflect persistent service...
  • UnitedHealth Group rolls out upbeat earnings outlook

    MINNEAPOLIS The financial drag from the federal health care overhaul should lessen in the coming years, as growth continues in the Medicare and Medicaid markets, Stephen Hemsley, the chief executive at UnitedHealth Group, said during a Tuesday investors...
  • Medical errors in U.S. hospitals fall

    Medical errors in U.S. hospitals fall
    Hospitals nationwide are making fewer mistakes in treating patients, sparing 50,000 lives and saving $12 billion in health spending over the past three years, according to a new analysis of billing data by federal health officials. The report from the...
  • Healthy PA's days may be numbered

    Healthy PA's days may be numbered
    Open enrollment begins Monday for the health care program that Gov. Tom Corbett created and Gov.-elect Tom Wolf promises to dismantle. What that will mean for those who enroll in the program, called Healthy PA, is not clear. The program could extend...
  • In Arizona, swings in Medicaid access show program's impact

    In Arizona, swings in Medicaid access show program's impact
    Bad timing turned Karen Slone's medical problem into a crisis. Slone, 53, a former administrative assistant with diabetes, followed doctors' advice for years, getting regular checkups. Then, last year, she lost her job and her insurance, and stopped...
  • Obamacare lawsuit a reaction to White House dishonesty

    To the editor: Contrary to The Times editorial board, the House Republicans' lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act is not shameful, but rather well-suited for the times. ("The GOP's shameful lawsuit against Obamacare," Editorial, Nov. 24) Obama has...
  • Another bad checkup for the Affordable Care Act

    The implementation of the Affordable Care Act seems like an unending nightmare. Desperate for some good news, the White House is justly relieved and celebrating the fact that the government website is not plagued with last year's disasters. But other big...
  • Without Obamacare, I would have died

    DURHAM, N.C. The Obamacare subsidies saved my life. Now, I'm scared the U.S. Supreme Court is going to gut them. In 2010, at 54, I was diagnosed with non-alcoholic cirrhosis (end-stage liver disease). It's debilitating, and a transplant is the only...
  • Ex-Health Net member learns to deal with Medi-Cal

    Ex-Health Net member learns to deal with Medi-Cal
    There are a lot of people who resent having to buy health insurance under Obamacare. Presumably their only weakness is Kryptonite. Then there are those who desire Obamacare coverage but have been forced out of the program and into plans for low-income...