| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: I received an e-mail telling me I need to buy a health insurance card that shows I have coverage under Obamacare or I'll have to pay a penalty. The e-mail looked legitimate, but it asked for my credit card number. Is it a scam?
A: Yes, it's a scam --...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:32 PM
(Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama's top healthcare adviser, apologized on Wednesday over the technology failures that have plagued the rollout of Obama's healthcare law.
Below is a timeline...
| Nov 9, 2013
People walk through crosswalks not looking right or left, especially at shopping centers. The saying "dead right" comes to mind.
Gov. Chris Christie may be an overbearing bully at times, but let's be kind to him. He is one of the few remaining...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:16 PM
As the complex Affordable Care Act takes effect, many people are confused about what the law means for them.
Thanks to federal grants awarded to the United Way of Anchorage and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, "navigators" will help people...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:10 PM
If an elderly patient is hospitalized for three days, she and her family need to know whether it's as an inpatient or outpatient. Has she been admitted? Or is she under observation?
The difference is crucial. If it's the latter, the patient and her...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Quick, what's an insurance exchange? If you're like most Americans, you have no idea.
But it's about to alter the way millions buy health insurance when it opens in 10 short days.
For Americans still waiting to decipher how the insurance exchange...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:08 AM
One of the biggest changes in the way Americans can purchase health insurance is a week and a half away. Yet the very people the new insurance exchange was meant to help are often oblivious to it.
Slightly fewer than half of those surveyed this month...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:41 PM
The Wall Street Journal's Holman Jenkins, in the course of a fairly conventional conservative's screed against the Affordable Care Act published on Wednesday, made one eye-opening assertion I've never seen anywhere else.
He claimed that I'm "rooting for...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:59 AM
The government shutdown really is so last year, isn't it? The short-attention-span American public has already moved on to the new narrative, which is that the Obamacare rollout was royally screwed up, and Obama lied about being able to keep your crummy...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:52 PM
If you want to quit smoking but are worried about gaining weight, the Florida Department of Health may be able to help.
The state's Tobacco Free Florida program recently began offering all participants who enroll in Florida Quitline telephone counseling...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
When my mother turned 65, all she wanted was a shiny, new long-term care insurance policy. As an obliging daughter, I found the perfect fit!
Mom was on to something. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 70 percent of...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Readers have been asking why The Times' editorial board has been so critical of House Republicans for trying to defund or delay key provisions of the 2010 healthcare law without faulting President Obama for supposedly granting Congress and hundreds of big...