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Health Mar 08For many uninsured, Obamacare fines double at tax time
WASHINGTON — Many people who went without health insurance last year are now seeing fines more than double under President Barack Obama's health care law, tax preparation company H&R Block said Tuesday.
Health Feb 24HealthCare.gov ‘passive’ on heading off fraud
WASHINGTON — With billions in taxpayer dollars at stake, the Obama administration has taken a "passive" approach to identifying potential fraud involving the president's health care law, nonpartisan congressional investigators say in a report due out Wednesday.
Politics Feb 22Health care issue, longtime uniter of Democrats, now divides
WASHINGTON — Health care for all. It's a goal that tugs at the heartstrings of Democrats, but pursuing it usually invites political peril. Now Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are clashing over this core question for liberals, making it a…
Politics Feb 0412.7 million signed up for Obama health care law, beating expectations
WASHINGTON -- Still facing political jeopardy, President Barack Obama's health care law beat expectations by earning solid sign-ups this year, according to figures released Thursday by the administration.
Politics Jan 26Health care fines press millennials as Jan. 31 deadline nears
WASHINGTON -- Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don't need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up deadline approaches for President Barack Obama's health care law.
Politics Jan 21Bernie Sanders’ health plan is Medicare on growth hormones
WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls his plan for a government-run health care system "Medicare for all." But it's not. With full coverage for long-term care, most dental work included, no deductibles and zero copays, the Sanders plan…
Economy Jan 11Medicare expands major experiment to coordinate medical care
Medicare is expanding a major experiment that strives to keep seniors healthier by coordinating basic medical care to prevent common problems that often lead to hospitalization.
Health Jan 07Progress on reducing rate of uninsured Americans stalled in 2015
WASHINGTON — Going into President Barack Obama's last year in office, progress has stalled on reducing the number of uninsured Americans under his signature health care law, according to a major survey out Thursday.
Economy Jan 04Big changes coming to Medicare in 2016
Whether it's coverage for end-of-life counseling or an experimental payment scheme for common surgeries, Medicare in 2016 is undergoing some of the biggest changes in its 50 years.
Politics Dec 20Republicans change strategies on health care law
Republican foes of President Barack Obama's health care law may be able to get more by chipping away at it than trying to take the whole thing down at once.