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  • Obamacare to save U.S. hospitals $5.7 billion in uncompensated care: government

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Wednesday said it expects expanded health coverage under the Affordable Care Act to save U.S. hospitals $5.7 billion this year on the cost of caring for uninsured Americans. A report by the U.S....
  • Insurers coming back for Obamacare

    As the Affordable Care Act prepared to launch in 2013, one of the big unknowns was how insurance companies would take to the new marketplace: Would they embrace the opportunity to insure a group of largely uninsured working people, or would they avoid the...
  • U.S. government health agency sees 25 percent increase in Obamacare insurers

    (Reuters) - The number of insurers offering individual health plans on the Obamacare exchanges will increase about 25 percent in 2015 and that should keep down prices, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Tuesday in a report. More...
  • Allentown health center gets money to expand services

    An Allentown primary care center is among 38 in Pennsylvania that will receive federal funding to expand access to its services. Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley will receive $197,148, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...
  • Administration moves toward new rule on contraceptives

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Friday moved to enact new rules that help ensure contraception coverage for employees of certain companies that have religious objections to birth control. The new rule would seek to isolate the employers from the...
  • Top U.S. health adviser wants end to partisan fighting over Obamacare

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's top health adviser on Monday called for an end to partisan bickering over Obamacare, saying the public and businesses are sending a clear message to Washington that it is time to move on with implementing...
  • Access Health CT Chief Leaving For Job With U.S. Health-Insurance Marketplace

    Access Health CT Chief Leaving For Job With U.S. Health-Insurance Marketplace
    HARTFORD — Less than three months before open enrollment, the Obama administration is plucking the head of Connecticut's health insurance exchange to be CEO of the much-maligned website HealthCare.gov. Kevin J. Counihan, 59, will be in a...
  • U.S. names Connecticut official to lead federal Obamacare marketplace

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday named the head of Connecticut's state health exchange to oversee the federal marketplace that provides subsidized private health insurance to consumers in 36 states under Obamacare. In a move...
  • Feds revise rule on birth control mandate

    Feds revise rule on birth control mandate
    Under increasing legal and political pressure, the Obama administration issued a new rule Friday designed to ensure that female employees have access to birth control while accommodating religious employers that object to covering it through their...
  • Q&A on health care law rulings

    WASHINGTON Contrary rulings Tuesday on a key element of the Affordable Care Act by two separate federal appeals courts raise a variety of questions. Q. What happened? A. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided 2-1 that tax...
  • Courts issue conflicting rulings on health care tax credits

    WASHINGTON Two appeals courts on Tuesday reached radically different conclusions about whether millions of consumers in 36 states can use tax credits to help buy health coverage on the federal health insurance marketplace. The conflicting rulings,...