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.
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By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times
The Obama administration took on more security risks than it should have when it launched the federal Obamacare exchange last fall, government investigators said Wednesday. Published September 17, 2014
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.
An official for the Department of Veterans Affairs admitted Wednesday that he wasn't able to review the case of every patient on a wait list, opening the door to the possibility that some delays in care could have directly lead to deaths in cases that weren't included in the inspector general's investigation.
Democrat Parker Griffith said Alabama can't afford four more years of Gov. Robert Bentley, attacking Bentley's record on job creation, Medicaid and establishment of a state lottery.
Gov. Deval Patrick is sharply criticizing a report that puts a price tag of about $1 billion on the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act in Massachusetts.
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 District-based George Washington University will offer a less expensive health care plan for employees in order to avoid paying nearly $1 million in additional Obamacare taxes, after a year of lobbying by faculty for a cheaper plan.
Gov. Peter Shumlin says the state is temporarily shutting down the Vermont Health Connect website so it can be fixed before the start of the next enrollment period in November.
The Obama administration said Tuesday it will make sure states and insurers understand the ban on using federal funds for abortion, but pushed back at Republican claims that a government audit report proves pro-life advocates' worst fears about Obamacare.
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.
The Obama administration said Monday that 115,000 Obamacare customers who did not resolve problems with their citizenship or immigration status by the Sept. 5 deadline will lose their coverage at the end of the month.
All of the health plans offered by Obamacare exchanges in five states include coverage for abortions in a potential violation of the law.
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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.
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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.