It’s a scene few would have predicted six months ago. President Barack Obama stood in the Rose Garden Tuesday afternoon, basking in the glow of the April sunshine and the welcome news that the Affordable Care Act surpassed seven million enrollments before the March 31 deadline. Continue reading
How does you state rank in terms of financial pressure for workers who want to one day retire? We mapped and charted the data. Continue reading
Monday is the deadline to sign up for private health insurance in the new online markets created by President Barack Obama’s health care law. Continue reading
Not all readers bought Lew Mandell’s skepticism of long-term care insurance. Is it not a smart investment for Americans who can’t afford to self-insure their future care? Mandell returns to explain when this investment makes sense and when it’s a waste. Continue reading
Ten states — seven of them controlled by Republicans — hold the key to whether the Obama administration succeeds at signing up 6 million people for health care under the Affordable Care Act by the deadline of March 31. Those large states account for nearly 30 million uninsured — almost two-thirds of the nation’s 47 million uninsured. Continue reading
About 4.2 million Americans have enrolled in private health plans through the end of February via the online insurance marketplaces established by the federal health law — with enrollment jumping by nearly 1 million people last month, the Obama administration said Tuesday. Continue reading
President Barack Obama made a surprising appearance on Funny or Die’s “Between Two Ferns,” an online show hosted by comedian Zach Galifianakis. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Warding off the specter of election-year health insurance cancellations, the Obama administration Wednesday announced a two-year extension for individual policies that don’t meet requirements of the new health care law.
The decision helps defuse a political problem for Democrats in tough re-election battles this fall, especially for senators who in 2010 stood with President Barack Obama and voted to pass his health overhaul.
The extension was part of a major package of regulations that sets ground rules for 2015, the second year of government-subsidized health insurance markets under Obama’s law – and the first year that larger employers will face a requirement to provide coverage. Continue reading
Inmates with a history of mental health problems – and that’s almost 65 percent of them – or another long-term medical problem, like substance abuse, receive care on a regular basis while incarcerated. But upon release, which is often after just a few months of jail time, their connection to treatment vanishes. Continue reading