Affordable Care Act

  • 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.
    whitehouse.gov
    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 HealthCare.gov

    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 HealthCare.gov system. As the administration unveils enrollment numbers, the tech officials outlined technology metrics of progress.
  • Hairdresser Lara Imler used to be an accountant. She doesn't miss her old job, except for the insurance.
    Annie Feidt
    10:17am Nov 08, 2013
    National National Health & Safety

    Persistence Pays Off For Uninsured Alaskan

    A hairdresser in Alaska is one of the first people to get health insurance through HealthCare.gov. The 37-year-old woman has a chronic thyroid problem, so she's thrilled to find affordable coverage. Insurers are bracing for sick people like her to be among the first entering the market.
  • Lela Petersen, owner of the Anything And Everything store in Flagler, Colo., expects the cost of health insurance for her and her husband to drop by my more than half next year.
    Jeff Brady
    4:07pm Nov 06, 2013
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    In Colorado, A Couple Finds Relief In Obamacare

    A small business owner and her husband expect to save big on health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Their monthly health insurance bill will drop by more than half once the policy they're buying on the Colorado health exchange takes effect.
  • One person who got a letter canceling his health insurance was Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. He holds up the letter during a congressional hearing Wednesday on insurance problems. He says his family chose to buy private insurance rather than use the congress
    J. Scott Applewhite/AP
    6:00pm Oct 30, 2013
    National National Politics & Government Health & Safety

    Notices Canceling Health Insurance Leave Many On Edge

    President Obama repeatedly said that anyone who likes their current health insurance policy would be able to keep it. But insurers have sent hundreds of thousands of cancellation notices to people who buy their own coverage — and some of them face significantly higher costs to get new policies under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Gone is the smiling young woman who used to grace HealthCare.gov. Now it's time to get down to work.
    www.HealthCare.gov
    5:02pm Oct 29, 2013
    National National Health & Safety

    More Technical Issues For Obamacare, But Good News For Medicare

    After yet more problems over the weekend, HealthCare.gov, the federal site for people to buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act, seems to be making incremental improvements. Probably the best news on the health care front is that premiums for Medicare will not increase next year.
  • 7:55pm Oct 25, 2013
    Politics & Government Politics & Government Health & Safety

    Pennsylvania Governor Talks Up Plan To Expand Medicaid His Way

    After initially declining federal funding to expand Medicaid, Gov. Tom Corbett has changed course slightly. He is pursuing an approach for Pennsylvania that would make use of federal funds, but there are some caveats.