| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Roughly half of uninsured Floridians should be able to buy health insurance coverage for about $100 a month when they start signing up for Obamacare next month, a new federal report says.
There are an estimated 3.5 million uninsured Floridians, and most...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:52 PM
The glittering new deal to end the government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis has one tiny sop to the Republicans. Let's hope they don't break their arms patting themselves on the back about it.
The sop is a provision to tighten "income verification" for...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:04 AM
With dire reports of the Obamacare website's dysfunction rising by the hour--and the deadlines for signing up for insurance moving nearer by the day--the question on everyone's lips is: Has the time come to delay the individual mandate?
| 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...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:05 PM
UnitedHealthcare says a federal judge's temporary injunction last week will not keep it from dropping doctors from its Medicare Advantage network in some parts of Connecticut.
The Fairfield County Medical Association and the Hartford County Medical...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:27 PM
A little-known anti-tobacco group that gets money from a federally funded parent organization flew members to Chicago to present an award Tuesday to Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his efforts to pass tougher regulations of menthol cigarettes.
| Nov 15, 2013
| 8:43 PM
As work on healthcare.gov backed up this summer, employees of the agency responsible for it started to raise alarms. In emails, they listed problems that included “seriously substandard staffing,” shoddy work and a lack of coordination between...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Insurance companies have sent out notices of their plans to cancel policies by the end of the year for hundreds of thousands of Americans who have individual coverage. The companies have blamed mandates for more generous benefits under Obamacare for...
| Oct 28, 2013
Two former Sentara employees pleaded guilty this month to accessing patients' electronic health records inappropriately in a scheme to file fraudulent tax returns, the health-care system has revealed. Both were nurses' aides, according to Greg Burkhart,...
| 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...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:17 AM
Only six people enrolled on the opening morning for HealthCare.gov, the troubled Obamacare website, according to documents released on Thursday by a U.S. House of Representatives committee.
And only a couple of hundred Americans had signed up in its...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 9:28 PM
SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota is letting the federal government set up its insurance marketplace under President Barack Obama’s health insurance overhaul, but state officials and organizations charged with getting the word out have been busy...