The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it will investigate allegations that the appointment records of a retired Marine who died after having seizures were falsified to cover up delays in patient care at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System.
Health Care Reform
News coverage, opinion and information on health care reform and health care policy including the Affordable Care Act.
By S.A. Miller - The Washington Times
The Obama administration has dragged its feet on revoking Obamacare coverage for people who can't prove U.S. citizenship or legal residency, allowing some of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. to continue enjoying taxpayer-funded benefits, a Republican senator charged Monday. Published September 22, 2014
Gov. Bobby Jindal's former health secretary was charged Tuesday by a state grand jury with lying about his involvement in the award of a now-canceled $200 million Medicaid contract.
The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability - but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features.
The Obama administration says consumers in most states will have more insurance options next year under the president's health care law.
Scrambled statistics are part of the growing pains for President Barack Obama's health care law.
Vermont's top health care reform official says the state's health insurance website was taken down temporarily because security upgrades did not keep pace with a schedule agreed to with federal officials.
The health insurance program that covers Louisiana state workers and public school teachers is expected to spend $7 million more a month than it receives during this budget year.
When a handful of Republican Senate candidates called for oral contraceptives to be sold without a prescription, Democrats cried foul.
There will be plenty of talking but probably little action Thursday when Virginia state lawmakers reconvene to discuss whether the state's Medicaid program should expand.
Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin unveiled a television ad Thursday that attacks his challenger Mary Burke for embracing Obamacare and ties her to the "lie of the year" that was used to sell it to voters, as the Republican looks to fire up voters during the homestretch of his tight re-election campaign.
The House's top investigator said Thursday the main Obamacare website is still vulnerable to hackers and that the administration could not give him straight answers about a malicious attack of HealthCare.gov over the summer.
The Obama administration official responsible for implementing the health care law said Thursday that 7.3 million Americans were enrolled in coverage through the new marketplace as of August.
A new study shows 95 percent of Oregonians now have health insurance coverage, largely thanks to the state's expansion of Medicaid to many previously ineligible low-income adults.
About 7.3 million Americans were getting health insurance through Obamacare's exchanges as of last month, the administration said Thursday, releasing numbers that suggest most customers did sign up properly and pay their premiums.
Another high-level litigant has formally rejected the Obama administration's latest attempt to water down an Obamacare mandate that requires most group health plans to cover birth control.
The percentage of Americans who lacked health insurance in the first three months of this year is down 2 points from the same period last year, according to a federal study released Tuesday that fueled Democrats' claims that Obamacare is working.
Republicans have found a way to combat Democrats' "war on women" strategy by calling for more open access to contraception, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday.
State officials plan to contact tens of thousands of Maryland residents who need to re-enroll in health insurance plans under the federal health care law as the state transitions to a revamped system, replacing its flawed website for the next open enrollment period that starts in November.
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President Obama told lawmakers and the American public in a specially called joint session of Congress on health care reform that "under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortion."
The bill is coming due for Obamacare and it's a whopper. According to Medicare Care's own actuaries U.S. health care spending is about to rocket.
The @#%& is about to hit the fan. Health care costs are about to explode — again — and just in time for the 2014 midterm elections.
Above all, whatever replaces Obamacare must recognize and contend with structural obstacles facing Americans.
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Oregon may drop its glitch-laden Obamacare exchange and rely on the federally run HealthCare.gov website instead, according to a new report.
From The Vault
Dean Griffin liked the health insurance he purchased for himself and his wife three years ago and thought he'd be able to keep the plan even after the federal Affordable Care Act took effect.
The head of the agency in charge of the new health care law apologized Tuesday to people who've tried to use the flawed federal Obamacare website, but she said she still has faith that the site will be working for most Americans by the end of November.
The Obama administration waited until the last minute to test the main Obamacare website and refused to ask for a delay when hiccups arose, government contractors testified to Congress on Thursday as they tried to explain why the rollout of the insurance exchanges has been so rocky.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday put off Republican lawmakers who want to question her about the disastrous rollout of Obamacare this week, instead agreeing to testify about the program's computer problems next week.
Dr. Ben Carson didn't mince words: Obamacare is "the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery."
President Obama said in comments broadcast Tuesday, on the cusp of enrollment in Obamacare's exchanges, that of course there will be "glitches" in the implementation of the health reform — months of glitches, he added.
Senators from both parties linked arms to defy Sen. Ted Cruz, overcoming his attempt to filibuster the stopgap spending bill, which allowed Democrats to add back in full funding for Obamacare and power the bill through the chamber and sending it back to the House.
With new health insurance markets launching next week, the Obama administration is unveiling premiums and plan choices for 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead to cover uninsured residents.
President Obama has already signed 14 laws that amend, rescind or otherwise change parts of his health care law, and he's taken five independent steps to delay the Affordable Care Act on his own, according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service, released Wednesday.
Coping with advanced cancer, Bev Veals was in the hospital for chemotherapy this summer when she got a call that her health plan was shutting down. Then, the substitute insurance she was offered wanted her to pay up to $3,125, on top of premiums.
Citing Obamacare, the United Parcel Service plans to remove 15,000 spouses from its health care plan because they are eligible for coverage elsewhere.
The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled $67 million in grants to more than 100 organizations tasked with helping Americans understand the new health care law and its potential benefits.
Tea party Republicans are girding for a fight with the White House — and members of their own party — over how to block President Obama's health care law, saying Congress must not miss the chance to use this year's funding bills to try to starve Obamacare to death.
The Obama administration launched its promotion of the new health care law in earnest Monday, revealing that it has asked the National Football League to advertise insurance options as it rolls out a glossy new website and a 24-hour call center to clear up confusion about the law.
The Ohio Department of Insurance predicts premiums in 2014 will rise by 88 percent, a direct result of President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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The Supreme Court upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.
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President Obama speaks about the Patient's Bill of Rights and health care reform in the backyard of a private residence in Falls Church, Va.