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  • Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:32:17 GMT
    A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.
    President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.
  • Undercover probe finds health law failings

    Undercover probe finds health law failings

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:51:37 GMT
    Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday.
    Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday.
  • Courts issue conflicting rulings on healthcare exchanges

    Courts issue conflicting rulings on healthcare exchanges

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:11:12 GMT
    If the ruling of a Washington, DC, appeals court holds, millions of Americans may not be able to afford the coverage that puts them in line with the law's requirement that all Americans have insurance.
    If the ruling of a Washington, DC, appeals court holds, millions of Americans may not be able to afford the coverage that puts them in line with the law's requirement that all Americans have insurance.
  • Appeals court in Va. upholds health care subsidies

    Appeals court in Va. upholds health care subsidies

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:14:39 GMT
    A federal appeals court in Virginia has upheld tax subsidies for low- and middle-income people who buy insurance under the Obama administration's health care reform law.
    A federal appeals court in Virginia has upheld tax subsidies for low- and middle-income people who buy insurance under the Obama administration's health care reform law.
  • Court strikes down key part of Obamacare

    Court strikes down key part of Obamacare

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:14:28 GMT

    Appeals court struck down key a part of Obamacare.

    Appeals court struck down key a part of Obamacare.

  • White House: Health subsidies not halted by ruling

    White House: Health subsidies not halted by ruling

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:42:52 GMT
    The White House says health subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will continue to flow for the time being despite a major setback delivered by a federal appeals court.
    The White House says health subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will continue to flow for the time being despite a major setback delivered by a federal appeals court.
  • Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

    Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:10:31 GMT
    Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools - their health may also benefit, a study suggests.
    Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools - their health may also benefit, a study suggests.
  • Judge tosses Wisconsin senator's health care suit

    Judge tosses Wisconsin senator's health care suit

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:11:31 GMT
    A federal judge on Monday dismissed a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business...
    A federal judge on Monday dismissed a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges,...
  • Health dept.: West Virginia clinic reused needles

    Health dept.: West Virginia clinic reused needles

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:21:41 GMT
    Health officials on Monday advised patients of a West Virginia pain management clinic to be tested for blood-borne infectious diseases after an investigation found potentially that needles had been reused.
    Health officials on Monday advised patients of a West Virginia pain management clinic to be tested for blood-borne infectious diseases after an investigation found potentially that needles had been reused.
  • NY's Medicaid covering post-birth contraceptives

    NY's Medicaid covering post-birth contraceptives

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:53:30 GMT
    Emboldened and incensed by the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision limiting certain contraceptive coverage in the private sector, New York health officials moved forward Thursday with a plan to provide...
    Emboldened and incensed by the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision limiting certain contraceptive coverage in the private sector, New York health officials moved forward Thursday with a plan to provide contraceptive...
  • UnitedHealth's 2Q profit slips 2 percent

    UnitedHealth's 2Q profit slips 2 percent

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:27:15 GMT
    By The Associated Press UnitedHealth Group says its second-quarter earnings slipped 2 percent on a rise in taxes and other expenses, but the nation's largest health insurer still trumped...
    By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer UnitedHealth Group's second-quarter earnings slipped 2 percent on a rise in taxes and other expenses, but the nation's largest health insurer still trumped analyst...
  • Health officials: Food label changes not enough

    Health officials: Food label changes not enough

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:20:10 GMT
    Nutrition facts labels on food packages list ingredients and nutrient levels, but they don't tell consumers outright if a food is good for them.
    Nutrition facts labels on food packages list ingredients and nutrient levels, but they don't tell consumers outright if a food is good for them.
  • Dems seek gains with women in birth control loss

    Dems seek gains with women in birth control loss

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:36:24 GMT
    Democrats see a political winner in the stinging defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with religious objections may deny coverage for contraceptives under President Barack Obama's...
    Senate Democrats suffered what looked like a difficult setback on birth control Wednesday, but they hope it pays big political dividends in November.
  • States told to find way to clear Medicaid backlog

    States told to find way to clear Medicaid backlog

    Monday, July 14 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-07-14 23:33:00 GMT
    A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans for getting those low-income residents enrolled in health coverage.
    A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans for getting those low-income residents enrolled in health coverage.
  • School officials try healthier cafeteria options

    School officials try healthier cafeteria options

    Monday, July 14 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-14 22:19:13 GMT
    Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter...
    Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health...
  • Brown exits New Edition tour to focus on health

    Brown exits New Edition tour to focus on health

    Friday, July 11 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-07-12 00:28:16 GMT
    Bobby Brown is leaving a reunion tour with the group New Edition to focus on his health.
    Bobby Brown is leaving a reunion tour with the group New Edition to focus on his health.
  • Udall: Problems with Gardner's birth control plan

    Udall: Problems with Gardner's birth control plan

    Friday, July 11 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-07-11 23:39:35 GMT
    Democratic Sen Mark Udall is skeptical of his challenger's proposal to make birth control pills available over the counter, without a prescription.
    Democratic Sen. Mark Udall expressed skepticism Friday about his challenger's proposal to allow birth control pills to be sold without a prescription, as contraception issues continued to dominate the competitive contest.
  • Gov. Abercrombie: Health exchange fundamentally flawed

    Gov. Abercrombie: Health exchange fundamentally flawed

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 2:11 AM EDT2014-04-02 06:11:43 GMT
    Hawaii was the first to commit to rollout of an insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act, but the last to get up and running. From a late launch two weeks after the fact, to a CEO who abandoned
    Hawaii was the first to commit to rollout of an insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act, but the last to get up and running.
  • Time ticking on open enrollment for health coverage through ACA

    Time ticking on open enrollment for health coverage through ACA

    Monday, March 31 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-04-01 03:23:04 GMT
    Open enrollment for 2014 closed at midnight Monday. Application counselors with the Palmetto Project worked over the weekend and into the evening hours Monday to help people sign-up under the Affordable Care Act.
    Open enrollment for 2014 closed at midnight Monday. Application counselors with the Palmetto Project worked over the weekend and into the evening hours Monday to help people sign-up under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Affordable Healthcare Act deadline approaching

    Affordable Healthcare Act deadline approaching

    Monday, March 31 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-03-31 23:53:23 GMT
    The deadline to sign up for healthcare as part of the Affordable Care Act is tonight at midnight.Centers across the CSRA were extra busy today as people rushed to fill out their applications. Center administrators
    The deadline to sign up for healthcare as part of the Affordable Care Act is tonight at midnight.
  • Healthcare deadline today, health providers work to help people register

    Healthcare deadline today, health providers work to help people register

    Monday, March 31 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-03-31 23:01:53 GMT
    The deadline to sign up for healthcare is finally here, and we've talked to a few people who have registered.
    The deadline to sign up for healthcare is finally here, and we've talked to a few people who have registered. 
  • FAQ: What is Obamacare?

    FAQ: What is Obamacare?

    Friday, January 17 2014 2:39 PM EST2014-01-17 19:39:13 GMT
    Several major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, are taking effect in the coming months. Here are some details on what's happening, how it will work, and what it means for you.
    Several major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, are taking effect in the coming months. Here are some details on what's happening, how it will work, and what it means for you.
  • Official: Healthcare target was 800K by the end of Nov.

    Official: Healthcare target was 800K by the end of Nov.

    Tuesday, November 5 2013 6:06 PM EST2013-11-05 23:06:29 GMT
    (CNN) – The Obama administration wanted to have 800,000 people enrolled under the new healthcare law by the end of this month. Obamacare official Marilyn Tavenner revealed that information to a Senate
    The Obama administration wanted 800,000 people enrolled in the health care plan by the end of November, says on official.
  • Fiscal Cliff: The Medicare doc fix

    Fiscal Cliff: The Medicare doc fix

    Wednesday, December 12 2012 6:30 AM EST2012-12-12 11:30:07 GMT
    (RNN) - Perhaps one of the most silent consequences of jumping off the fiscal cliff is the possible enforcement of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. Unbeknownst by most, Medicare enacted
    If the fiscal cliff cuts go into effect, doctors could see a 27 percent cut in what Medicare will pay.
  • Medicare's future is unknown

    Medicare's future is unknown

    Thursday, December 2 2010 12:41 AM EST2010-12-02 05:41:53 GMT
    Federal health care spending is the single largest fiscal challenge over the long-run and Medicare, the government's social insurance program for people over 65 costs the most.
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  • Hundreds turn out for Affordable Care Jubilee

    Hundreds turn out for Affordable Care Jubilee

    Friday, October 4 2013 9:04 PM EDT2013-10-05 01:04:16 GMT
    Hundreds sat down Friday for one on one Q and A's about the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Jubilee was held at the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center. "A lot of things some people are
    Hundreds sat down Friday for one on one Q and A's about the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Jubilee was held at the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center.
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