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  • Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Administration cites Obamacare boost for seniors

    The Obama administration said Tuesday more than 25 million people on traditional Medicare received at least one free preventive care service during the first 11 months of this year because of the new health care law.

  • FILE - In this March 12, 2013 file photo, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg looks at a 64oz cup, as  Lucky's Cafe owner Greg Anagnostopoulos, left, stands behind him, during a news conference at the cafe in New York. New Yorkers were still free to gulp from huge sugary drinks after a judge struck down the city's pioneering ban on supersized sodas just hours before it was supposed to take effect, handing a defeat to health-conscious Bloomberg. The outgoing mayor's health plans, which banned transfats and tried to do the same for large sodas, have been credited with helping to increase New Yorkers’ life expectancy by three years since 2002 though drew criticism for creating a “nanny-state.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    Regulate sugar has ‘negative impact on society,’ doctor says

    A cardiologist in London said sugar is so addictive, and has such an adverse effect on consumers, that it’s actually a danger to society at large and should be regulated like alcohol.

  • Shanahan: Despite turnovers, Cousins did well (VIDEO)

    In a one-on-one with CSN's Chick Hernandez, Mike Shanahan discussed the turnovers in the loss to the Falcons and the performance of Kirk Cousins.

  • ** FILE ** In this Dec. 4, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the new health care law during a White House Youth Summit, 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.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    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 ** Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Administration sees Obamacare progress, but deadlines loom

    One week from a key deadline, health officials said Monday the federal Obamacare website is working consistently but they are still working to smooth out bugs and make sure enrollee data are reported accurately.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Turning blind eye during giving season

    Are many of our elected officials socially deaf, dumb and blind? Do they not have eyes to see with, ears to hear with and a brain to think with? Or could it be that they have discarded their consciences, abandoned their souls and lost their ability to adhere to the Golden Rule?

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    BIRNBAUM: No gloating over Obamacare's disasters

    I once lost a debate in high school because of what the judges called browbeating. The other team was inexperienced and unprepared. My partner and I were arrogant, unrelenting and, worse, unkind. We deserved to lose because we were high-handed and condescending.

  • Body of Chiefs LB Belcher exhumed for brain exam

    Former Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher's body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend and himself so that his brain can be examined for signs of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions.

  • White House press secretary Jay Carney gestures as he speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Carney spoke about preexisting conditions as it pertains to the Affordable care act, unemployment benefits, and other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    White House improvises again on patchy Obamacare rollout

    The Obama administration changed the new health care law in midstream once again Thursday, this time by tweaking deadlines and leaning on the good graces of insurers to help people who risk losing health coverage in the new year.

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