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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…
Politics Dec 14Another major deadline for health insurance sign-ups looms
President Barack Obama's push to cover America's uninsured faces another big test Monday. This time, it's not only how the website functions, but how well the program itself works for millions who are starting to count on it.
Nation Nov 19Many frustrated by HealthCare.gov’s missing green card option
WASHINGTON (AP) — Like other HealthCare.gov customers, immigrants are relieved that the government's health insurance website is working fairly well this year. They're baffled, though, by what looks like an obvious lapse: There is no clear way to upload a…
Politics Nov 15Amid legal challenges, health law sign-up season begins
The second sign-up season under President Barack Obama's health overhaul opened Saturday, with hopes that this time consumers will have a positive experience.
Health Nov 14New health care customers may see hike in premiums
Many of the 7 million consumers who got insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law will see their premiums rise next year unless they switch to another plan, independent analysts said as the government released details Friday.
Nation Nov 09Higher bar for health law in 2nd sign-up season
With a bright look to its rebuilt website, version 2.0 of President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul represents another chance to win over a skeptical public.