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  • Five things to know about today's Obamacare enrollment deadline

    WASHINGTON -- Midnight on Monday is the much-talked-of deadline for Americans to enroll in health plans that will be effective Jan. 1. Here are five key facts to keep in mind. 1. It's a deadline -- sort of. Monday is the last day to sign up for...
  • More than 25,000 Californians signed up for healthcare Monday

    California's health insurance exchange said more than 25,000 people enrolled in health plans Monday — the deadline to apply for coverage starting Jan. 1 — and it gave an extension to those who encountered problems signing up. The Covered...
  • White House extends healthcare signup deadline by one day

    White House extends healthcare signup deadline by one day
    HONOLULU -- Federal officials said Monday they would extend by 24 hours -- to midnight Tuesday -- the deadline to sign up to receive healthcare coverage beginning Jan. 1 under the Affordable Care Act. The announcement came as President Obama, in an...
  • Consumers rush to meet first deadline for health coverage

    Consumers rush to meet first deadline for health coverage
    While residents rushed to make a Friday deadline to get coverage under Obamacare starting next year, at least one consumer group warned that glitches would prevent some from buying a health plan on time. Consumers had until midnight Friday to buy private...
  • Company helping fix Md. health exchange linked to firm selling policies

    When state leaders brought in a new company to help repair their troubled health care exchange, they went to one whose owner has a lot to gain from the sales of insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. The Columbia-based health care technology...
  • Waiting for confirmation under Obamacare

     Waiting for confirmation under Obamacare
    If you managed to sign up for health insurance under Obamacare before the Dec. 23 deadline for coverage that starts Wednesday, you may be wondering what's next. First, you'll want to be looking for confirmation from your insurance company that you are...
  • Seeing the positive changes brought by the federal health law

    Seeing the positive changes brought by the federal health law
    This was the year that millions of Americans learned that health insurance is complicated. The landscape they discovered is ugly. Paying a premium doesn't mean your costs are over. Lower premiums mean higher deductibles, higher fees at the doctor's...
  • No one wants to talk about death, but you need to anyway

    No one wants to talk about death, but you need to anyway
    In a culture in which speaking about death and dying has long been taboo, and with a healthcare system that does not foster such conversations, it should come as no surprise that only about 30% of Americans have advance directives for healthcare on file....
  • Medi-Cal braces for New Year's jolt as Obamacare kicks in

    Medi-Cal braces for New Year's jolt as Obamacare kicks in
    It's one of the next big hurdles for the Obamacare rollout: What will happen when hundreds of thousands of low-income Californians shift from county health plans to the state's huge Medi-Cal system on Jan. 1? Judging from a similar surge in 2011,...
  • Obama's healthcare law takes full effect this week

    WASHINGTON — Nearly four years after it was signed and after months of scrambling and uncertainty, President Obama's landmark bid to guarantee Americans health security takes full effect Wednesday as the Affordable Care Act begins delivering...
  • Obama and the 4 percent [Letter]

    Obama and the 4 percent [Letter]
    President Barack Obama told us that 4 percent of Americans are losing their health insurance policies because they do not comply with the Affordable Care Act. Is he trying to tell us that the entire health care bill depends on 4 percent of us losing their...