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Politics Sep 12Spike in number of immigrants losing health law coverage
A change in government procedures has led to a big jump in people losing coverage under the Obama health care law because of immigration and citizenship issues.
Health Sep 03Obama administration plan protects transgender community’s access to healthcare
Mirroring a shift in society, the Obama administration proposed Thursday to ban discrimination against transgender people throughout the health care system.
Health Aug 20Most Americans want government to curb prescription costs, poll finds
WASHINGTON — Regardless of political affiliation, Americans strongly support government action to control prescription drug costs, according to a poll released Thursday.
Health Aug 13Obama administration says 1 million people signed up for insurance under health care law
The Obama administration says nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under the health care law even after the official enrollment season ended.
Nation Aug 04Tax filing problems could jeopardize health law aid for 1.8 million
About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law now have issues with their tax returns.
Politics Jul 26State health insurance markets grapple with high costs
State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and low enrollment, challenges that could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with…
Politics Jul 10Obama administration again tries to address religious objections to free employer-provided birth control
Hoping to put to rest one of the most difficult disputes over its health care law, the Obama administration Friday unveiled its latest plan to address religious objections to providing free birth control for their female workers.
Health Jul 09Once politically toxic, Medicare plans to cover end-of-life counseling
WASHINGTON — Six years ago, a proposal for Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling touched off a political uproar that threatened to stall President Barack Obama's health care law in Congress. This week, when Medicare finally announced it would make the…
Politics Jun 28What’s next for U.S. health policy?
There's no shortage of pressing issues, including prescription drug prices, high insurance deductibles and long-term care.
Politics Jun 20Study: Health care law repeal could increase budget deficit
A nonpartisan government study says repealing President Barack Obama’s signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit and the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million.