| Jul 15, 2011
| 12:37 PM
Healthy Howard Inc., which helps county residents obtain health care services, has won an award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its health coaching program — one of the nonprofit's most controversial aspects.
| Dec 12, 2011
| 3:56 PM
A society is at its worst when it leaves its most vulnerable citizens exposed so that its most powerful can hide from ugly realities. In the case of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' ruling to reject the Food and Drug Administration's...
| May 6, 2009
The number of swine flu cases in Mexico is stabilizing. In the U.S., though more people are being diagnosed with the virus, cases have been mostly mild, claiming two lives. And health officials have backed off on closing schools where students are sick....
| Oct 10, 2009
Alexandra McKinty will not be putting her 13-month-old in line for the swine flu vaccine. Madelyn, she says, has already had too many shots in her short life. And Loretta Jergensen of Parkville is worried that the vaccine wasn't adequately tested, so...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:05 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. On July 14, a Sunday, Jeff Roe picked up the phone.
The high-profile political consultant had worked quietly with Kansas City's business elite for weeks on a nervy plan to pay for breakthrough medical research.
One not-so-small hurdle...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Success! The Obama administration announced over the weekend that it had hit its deadline of Nov. 30 for HealthCare.gov.
Of course, there were caveats. The site will still probably get buggy when there's a lot of traffic, which is why Health and Human...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Matthew Yglesias this week has jumped on one of the more discreditable bandwagons of Obamacare revisionism: the notion that the failure of the enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, has done near permanent damage to progressive principles.
A lot of that...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Two months after its disastrous debut, the federal website for enrolling Americans in health insurance under President Obama's healthcare law has improved markedly, and many consumers are now likely to be able to use it to select...
| Dec 4, 2013
President Obama's speech Tuesday announced the relaunch of his healthcare program's website. But he was also aiming to relaunch his entire second term, which has careened from high ambition to near-catastrophe in less than 11 months.
Until his signature...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:30 AM
The raucous scene at a University of Miami tailgate party on a recent weekend might have seemed an unlikely spot for a debate over Obamacare. But with six dozen pizzas in hand, the youthful staffers from Generation Opportunity rolled up in Hummers and...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 4:01 AM
By Roberta Rampton and Lewis Krauskopf
Nov 28 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's healthcare law
is facing its biggest test this weekend since its disastrous
Oct. 1 launch, as Americans find out whether the administration
has met a self-imposed deadline...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Michael Consedine is asking health insurance companies to make sure hundreds of thousands of consumers who have gotten cancellation notices have uninterrupted coverage, either by keeping their existing plans temporarily...