Affordable Care Act

  • 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.
  • Illustration by Daniel Horowitz for NPR
    Daniel Horowitz for NPR
    1:06pm Oct 16, 2013
    National National Health & Safety

    So What's The Real Deadline For Obamacare Sign-Up?

    Now that enrollment has opened for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, one of the biggest questions people have is, what's the deadline? It's Dec. 15 if you want coverage to start on Jan. 1. But open enrollment actually runs through March 2014. After that, you'll generally have to wait until next fall.