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Patients attend the Remote Area Medical (RAM) free clinic. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Free Health Clinic To Ramp Up Operations In Va.

Kim Fannon was on disability and had no insurance when she went to a Remote Area Medical clinic in southwest Virginia for a free eye exam a few years ago. She said she needed a new pair of glasses.

04/29/2014

This Dec. 2, 2013 photo shows a woman reading the HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace internet site in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: ‘Difficult,’ ‘Impossible’ For People To Determine What Drugs Were Covered Under Obamacare

Among the troubles with the federal government’s health overhaul, the hunt for a health plan that would cover a particular drug or a favorite doctor proved frustrating for many consumers navigating the new insurance exchanges.

04/28/2014

A new analysis finds the nation's health care overhaul deserves a place in advertising history.  (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Aetna CEO: ‘There Has Been No Positive Impact From Bottom-Line Standpoint’

Aetna’s chief executive officer says they haven’t yet seen a “positive impact” from President Barack Obama’s health care law.

04/25/2014

Software flaws have plagued Maryland's health care exchange website since it launched on October 1st. (Getty Images)

Md. Spent $90 Million On Health Exchange Tech

A breakdown of spending on Maryland’s troubled health exchange shows that more than $90 million of the nearly $130 million cost so far has gone toward technology expenses.

04/21/2014

This Dec. 2, 2013 photo shows a woman reading the HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace internet site in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Obamacare Only Chips Away At Core Goal To Sharply Reduce Number Of Uninsured

The federal health care overhaul is providing coverage for millions of Americans, but it has only chipped away at one of its core goals: to sharply reduce the number of people without insurance.

04/21/2014

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From Clinton to Obama, Many Parallels

President Bill Clinton’s advisers estimated early in his term that passing a health care overhaul would require a delicate balance of Democratic and Republican support.

04/18/2014

President Barack Obama delivers remarks about Obamacare and the ongoing tensions in Ukraine in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House April 17, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘It’s Well Past Time To Move On As A Country’ To Stop Fighting Obamacare

Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

04/18/2014

President Barack Obama (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama: 8 Million Signed Up For ‘Obamacare’

President Barack Obama says 8 million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges.

04/17/2014

This Dec. 2, 2013 photo shows a woman reading the HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace internet site in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Ariz. Legislature Approves Bill Requiring Background Checks For Obamacare Navigators

PHOENIX (CBS DC/AP) — The Arizona Legislature has approved a measure requiring extra licensing and background checks for navigators who help people buy health insurance on the federal marketplace. The Senate approved House Bill 2508 […]

04/17/2014

But if you count on your tax refund and you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law, it's not too early.
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D.C. Again Extends Deadline to Enroll in Health Plans

The District of Columbia’s health insurance exchange is once again extending the deadline for people to sign up for insurance without paying a tax penalty.

04/16/2014

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