| Jul 6, 2013
| 6:10 PM
The Obama administration may have delayed a key provision of the Affordable Care Act concerning businesses last week, but another provision that would affect those businesses' employees — the mandate that they must have health insurance next year...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:45 PM
— About 550,000 people in Oregon do not have health insurance, and Aaron Karjala is confident the state's new online insurance exchange will be able to accommodate them when enrollment under President Barack Obama's health care reform begins on Oct....
| Aug 25, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Air quality regulators will begin monitoring pollution levels near major Southern California traffic corridors next year, for the first time providing data important to nearly 1 million Southern Californians who are at greater risk of respiratory...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:53 PM
ATLANTA (AP) — For many years, doctors have been wringing their hands as more and more U.S. children grew fat. Now, that may be changing, with the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity.
In 18 states, there were at least...
| Aug 21, 2013
A diverse standing-room only crowd packed Norfolk City Council chambers for an information session on the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act, known as Obamacare, on Monday night. In his third presentation in a week, U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby"...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:38 PM
For years, the Allentown Health Bureau would take anyone at its flu clinics — insured, uninsured, city resident, out-of-towner — because the overriding goal was to get as many people as possible vaccinated.
As the 2013-14 flu season looms,...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:04 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Korey Kormick, 29, has not had health insurance for at least a decade. His job, as a contract employee directing chess tournaments and coaching kids in the fundamentals of the game, doesn't offer it, and he hasn't been able to...
| Jul 9, 2013
Can Obamacare be fixed?
That's the pressing question now that the Obama administration has admitted it cannot implement a key component of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 on the schedule that President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers set.
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:54 PM
The state approved a spending plan Sunday just hours before the new fiscal year began Monday.
The $28.4 billion budget included most of the state’s expenses, but did not include transportation and private wine and liquor sales. Those issues will...
| Apr 6, 2013
Mental health professionals are increasingly pointing to early intervention and increased services for children as one of the keys to successful treatment for mental illnesses.
Colonial Behavioral Health, the community services board responsible for...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:49 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder.
Health officials say the new number doesn't mean autism is occurring more often. But it does...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:27 PM
For years, politicians and labor unions have pilloried Wal-Mart and other large employers for paying workers so little that many qualify for government health insurance at taxpayers' expense.
Now critics fear the public will get stuck with an even...