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  • Next steps for states and the Affordable Care Act

    DENVER Like other states that opted to run their own exchange, Colorado spent several years and hundreds of millions in federal dollars to create an insurance marketplace specifically tailored for Coloradans. Complex legislation, multiple studies,...
  • HHS rules Obamacare plans must offer equal access to gay spouses

    WASHINGTON -- Same-sex spouses must be provided equal access to family healthcare plans offered by insurers in the Affordable Care Act marketplace exchanges, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Friday. Beginning next year, “...
  • Virginia marketplace plans bring relief, access to health care

    Virginia marketplace plans bring relief, access to health care
    His throat and neck reddened and raw from seven weeks of radiation for stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma of the throat and jaw, Paul M. Popadak faces medical bills that have topped $100,000 since his October 2013 diagnosis. To date, his insurance has paid...
  • Democrats scramble to get Obamacare signups as deadline looms

    Democrats scramble to get Obamacare signups as deadline looms
    Original post | 4:30 p.m. Updated | 5:06 p.m. With signups for the Affordable Care Act falling last month, Democrats are pulling out all the stops to increase interest in Obamacare by the March 31 deadline. On Monday, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman...
  • Federal inspector to audit Maryland health exchange

    Federal inspector to audit Maryland health exchange
    A federal inspector general is launching a review into what went wrong with Maryland's health insurance exchange, the first examination focused specifically on how millions of dollars in federal money was spent by the state, according to the lawmaker...
  • How 'welcome' are those Obamacare investigations? [Editorial]

    How 'welcome' are those Obamacare investigations?  [Editorial]
    Both Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown say they welcome the federal review into Maryland's botched health insurance exchange that's coming at the request of Rep. Andy Harris. A spokesman for Mr. Brown's gubernatorial campaign said the...
  • 'Private option' for Medicaid expansion would cut some benefits

    WASHINGTON When Arkansas won federal approval to use Medicaid expansion dollars to help low-income people purchase private health insurance, officials on both sides of the aisle applauded the compromise. For supporters of the Affordable Care Act, it...
  • Obamacare sees rush for coverage as deadline approaches

    Sally Spairana last had health insurance eight years ago. The Bethlehem woman had a scare with possible breast cancer years ago, and without coverage, she has been living on hope alone. While the federal health-care law was tailor-made for someone like...
  • Young enrollees key for health care law's success

    DAYTON, Ohio More than 5 million Americans have signed up for private health plans under the Affordable Care Act, offering the Obama administration a glimmer of hope that it can come close to its revised goal of 6 million enrollees by the end of the...
  • Hobby Lobby doesn't have religious rights

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. Let's concentrate for a moment on the "Inc." part. Hobby Lobby is a for-profit corporation selling arts and crafts. It is asking the court to declare that its...
  • Settlement provides voter registration help through Obamacare

    Settlement provides voter registration help through Obamacare
    The nearly 3.8 million Californians who have applied for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act  will get help registering to vote under an agreement reached with several civil rights groups, officials announced Monday. The agreement heads...