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Politics Feb 16Democrats want to give uninsured another chance to avoid health care law penalties
WASHINGTON — The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of Americans facing new tax penalties deserve a second chance.
Nation Feb 15Patched web glitch spurs flurry of sign-ups at health law deadline
After a computer glitch was patched up, supporters of President Barack Obama's health care law were out in force Sunday trying to get uninsured people signed up by the official deadline for 2015 coverage.
Health Feb 08Lack of encryption standards raises health data privacy questions
Insurers aren't required to encrypt consumers' data under a 1990s federal law that remains the foundation for health care privacy in the Internet age -- an omission that seems striking in light of the major cyberattack against Anthem.
Politics Feb 04What’s at stake in Supreme Court’s health care law case?
The Supreme Court is taking another look at President Barack Obama's health care law, and this time it's not just the White House that should be worried.
Health Jan 24Advocates seek greater privacy protections for HealthCare.gov
Privacy advocates say the Obama administration needs to make more changes to protect consumer privacy on the government's health insurance website.
Politics Dec 315 things to know about health care in 2015
WASHINGTON — New episodes in the nation's long-running political drama over health care are coming via your news feed in 2015. The fate of President Barack Obama's health care law again hangs in the balance as the Supreme Court weighs…
Health Dec 29Uninsured Americans face potential higher costs in 2015
WASHINGTON — Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015.
Politics Dec 23So far, 1.9 million new customers sign up under federal health care marketplaces
WASHINGTON -- Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell says health care sign-ups are off to an encouraging start, but a lot of work is still needed to make the second open enrollment season for the federal insurance market…
Health Dec 16Insurers relax Obamacare deadline
WASHINGTON — Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry said Tuesday it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for January.
Health Dec 15Healthcare.gov prepares for traffic crunch as deadlines hit today
Wait times at the federal call center started creeping up around the middle of last week, mainly due to a surge of current customers with questions about their coverage for next year. Many will face higher premiums, although they could…