| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:17 AM
Only six people enrolled on the opening morning for HealthCare.gov, the troubled Obamacare website, according to documents released on Thursday by a U.S. House of Representatives committee.
And only a couple of hundred Americans had signed up in its...
| Oct 28, 2013
Two former Sentara employees pleaded guilty this month to accessing patients' electronic health records inappropriately in a scheme to file fraudulent tax returns, the health-care system has revealed. Both were nurses' aides, according to Greg Burkhart,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Federally-certified Affordable Care Act Navigators are holding a public event for people interested in signing up for Obamacare health insurance Monday, Nov. 4, in Osceola County at the Council on Aging.
The event, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., will include...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration met Monday with federal authorities to discuss his proposal to overhaul the state’s 48-year-old Medicaid program in exchange for expanding the government-funded health care system to more poor people....
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:04 AM
With dire reports of the Obamacare website's dysfunction rising by the hour--and the deadlines for signing up for insurance moving nearer by the day--the question on everyone's lips is: Has the time come to delay the individual mandate?
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:52 PM
The glittering new deal to end the government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis has one tiny sop to the Republicans. Let's hope they don't break their arms patting themselves on the back about it.
The sop is a provision to tighten "income verification" for...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:32 PM
When Toni Coleman walked into Career Connections in Baltimore's Park Heights a month ago, she saw the rows of computers and training classrooms she'd expected of a new employment center.
But Coleman, who's struggled for about a year to find work, said...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:26 AM
This Saturday hundreds of people are expected to converge on Druid Hill Park — some pushing strollers, some toddling alongside their moms — to raise awareness about prenatal health.
The second annual Baby Buggy Walk in the Park is an attempt...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:35 PM
The state of South Dakota plans to fight a proposal to cut Medicare funding to 26 rural hospitals, including those in Eureka and Bowdle.
There has been a public outcry since the recommendation was issued in August, said Doneen Hollingsworth, South...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:21 PM
The growing popularity of marijuana has propelled a rise in drug use among Americans, including those in their 50s and 60s, a recently released national survey shows.
Marijuana remains the most common drug, and it increased in popularity from 2007 to...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Insurance companies have sent out notices of their plans to cancel policies by the end of the year for hundreds of thousands of Americans who have individual coverage. The companies have blamed mandates for more generous benefits under Obamacare for...