Affordable Care Act

  • Joey Cappuccitti, who works at a Maximus call center, talks with a person looking for help with New York's insurance exchange.
    Fred Mogul
    10:55am Dec 09, 2013
    National National Economy Health & Safety

    New York's Insurance Exchange Readies For Holiday Rush

    As a Dec. 23 enrollment deadline for health insurance that starts Jan. 1 looms, New York state is staffing up its call center and smoothing out the rough spots on its application to meet growing demand. As time runs down, the state is trying to fix technical and design issues that came up when the site debuted in October.
  • Reset button
    6:31am Dec 06, 2013
    National National Health & Safety Now Allows Window Shopping, And A Do-Over

    Probably the best feature of the retooled website is that you can actually use it. People are now able to get a customized list of plans and prices, and click through to see an insurer's provider directory. Still, better though it is, it's clearly not 100 percent.
  • Tim Wilsbach was pleasantly surprised to find better health coverage with a lower deductible on California's health insurance marketplace.
    Tim Wilsbach
    1:28pm Nov 26, 2013
    National National Health & Safety

    These Californians Greeted Canceled Health Plans With Smiles

    Insurance cancellation notices have sparked a political firestorm. President Obama proposed a delay, but California's health exchange board rejected that fix. Now, despite initial outrage, some people in the state who lost their plans are finding better coverage and good deals on the marketplace.
  • 1:11pm Nov 25, 2013
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    Health Exchanges Brace For A December Deluge

    After a rocky start, the website is supposed to be able to handle 50,000 simultaneous users by the end of the month. That figure would represent about double the site's current capacity. An expected surge in demand will present a new test.
  • 10:49am Nov 15, 2013
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    Medicare Penalizes Nearly 1,500 Hospitals For Poor Quality Scores

    Medicare has tied incentive payments and penalties to two-dozen quality measurements, including surveys of patient satisfaction and death rates. More than 1,200 hospitals are receiving bonuses. But more hospitals are being paid less for each Medicare patient they treat for the year that began Oct. 1.
  • A pitch from the White House touts the price of Obamacare at $50 a month or less.
    2:56pm Nov 14, 2013
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    Can Young People Get Obamacare For $50 A Month? Sometimes

    The Obama administration is plugging its health care plan by saying that half of young, single people can buy health coverage for $50 a month or less. A closer look at the claim finds that it's more like a third of single, uninsured, young adults who would get a deal that good.
  • Todd Park, the U.S. chief technology officer, testifies before the House oversight committee about problems implementing the health care program.
    J. Scott Applewhite/AP
    8:01pm Nov 13, 2013
    National National

    The Tech Stats We Now Know About

    Government's top tech officials — including U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park — showed up on Capitol Hill to give a status report of the troubled system. As the administration unveils enrollment numbers, the tech officials outlined technology metrics of progress.