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  • Administration said to ponder insurance extension

    The Obama administration is considering an extension of the president's decision to let people keep their individual insurance policies even if they are not compliant with the health care overhaul, industry and government officials said Thursday.


  • **FILE** Supreme Court choice Sonia Sotomayor speaks to President Obama during an announcement on May 26, 2009, in the East Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

    Obamacare mandate takes effect; court's move on contraception clouds milestone

    The "individual mandate" requiring Americans to have health insurance, a giant political issue for most of President Obama's tenure, finally takes effect Wednesday with hardly a passing notice — though the law's contraception rules drew renewed scrutiny from a Supreme Court justice late Tuesday.


  • **FILE** President Obama pauses as he speaks about the new health care law during a White House Youth Summit on Dec. 4, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama's health care overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles, and overall 3 in 4 say the rollout of coverage for the uninsured has gone poorly. (Associated Press)

    OBAMASCARE: Huge premium hikes rock employer-insured workers

    While most of the early Obamacare rollout problems have focused on the uninsured and those who get their policies through the individual market exchanges, more than 150 million Americans who get coverage through their employers are likely to feel the fallout as well.


  • **FILE** President Barack Obama speaks at Temple Emanu-El on Nov. 6, 2013, in Dallas, as he promotes his health care law. (Associated Press/The Dallas Morning News, Louis DeLuca)

    Just 3 percent of projected Obamacare enrollees have signed up: Study

    Just 3 percent of those expected to eventually sign up for Obamacare's state-based health markets in a dozen states running their own markets have actually signed up so far, according to an analysis Monday from a health consultancy that predicted the pace will eventually pick up.


  • President Barack Obama speaks about the government shutdown and debt ceiling during a visit to M. Luis Construction, which specializes in asphalt manufacturing, concrete paving, and roadway reconstruction, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Rockville, Md. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Overloads arise with 34 states using one health exchange site

    The Obama administration's health care rollout may have been rockier than expected this week because so many states refused to cooperate, leaving the federal government to run far more exchanges than initially planned, according to analysts studying the Affordable Care Act.


  • Health law directives strengthen coverage for drugs

    The Obama administration has strengthened the prescription drug coverage that will be available to the millions of people who will get insurance through the nation's new health care overhaul starting late next year.


  • Report warns of boost in cost of Medicare drug plans

    Seniors enrolled in seven of the 10 most popular Medicare prescription drug plans will be hit with double-digit premium increases next year if they don't shop for a better deal, says a private firm that analyzes the highly competitive market.


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