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Nation Mar 22Estimated 16 million gained insurance since health law took effect
The polemic around "Obamacare" hasn't cooled much in five years, and the permanence of the president's achievement remains in question as the nation awaits the outcome of a Supreme Court case that could jeopardize insurance for nearly 8 million people.
Nation Mar 19Many unaware of Supreme Court challenge to Obama’s health care law
WASHINGTON — With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law, a new poll finds many Americans have heard nothing about the case. But when the potential fallout is…
Health Mar 14New sign-up window under health care law opens tomorrow
Several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance will get a second chance to sign up starting Sunday, and that could ease the sting of rising penalties for being uninsured. But as the enrollment window…
Nation Feb 28Consumers frustrated by government error on health care tax forms
The government sent nearly one million consumers erroneous information on forms that they need to complete their 2014 tax returns. Now they're getting robocalls and emails advising them to delay filing until the mistakes get fixed.
Nation Feb 20800,000 HealthCare.gov customers given wrong tax info
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says it sent about 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers the wrong tax information, and officials are asking those consumers to delay filing their 2014 taxes.
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.