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Obama’s Pick For Top VA Health Care Position Withdraws Amid Fears of ‘Prolonged Political Battle’

President Barack Obama’s choice to be the top health official at the Veterans Affairs Department has withdrawn his nomination.

06/05/2014

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States Confronting New Concerns Medicaid Costs Will Rise Due To Obamacare

From California to Rhode Island, states are confronting new concerns that their Medicaid costs will rise as a result of the federal health care law.

05/26/2014

President Barack Obama speaks prior to signing a presidential memorandum increasing workers' overtime protections during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 13, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

New Health Cost Controls Get Go-Ahead From Feds

The Obama administration has given the go-ahead for insurers and employers to use a new cost-control strategy that puts a hard dollar limit on what health plans pay for some expensive procedures, such as knee and hip replacements.

05/15/2014

Officials say HealthCare.gov has gotten cybersecurity upgrades ahead of a Nov. 15 start for the second open enrollment season under President Barack Obama's health care law.   (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Only 12 Percent Of Americans Believe Obamacare Is A Success

Many Americans do not believe President Barack Obama’s signature health care law is a success.

05/12/2014

Officials say HealthCare.gov has gotten cybersecurity upgrades ahead of a Nov. 15 start for the second open enrollment season under President Barack Obama's health care law.   (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

North Dakota Blue Cross Fires CEO After Subsidiary Loses $51M Developing Maryland’s Obamacare Exchange

The company that does business as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota fired its president and chief executive officer on Monday, days after the state’s dominate insurer reported nearly $80 million in financial losses in 2013.

05/06/2014

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Final Deadline For D.C. Residents To Enroll In Health Care Plan

D.C. residents who’ve yet to enroll in a health insurance plan are facing a final deadline.

04/30/2014

Officials say HealthCare.gov has gotten cybersecurity upgrades ahead of a Nov. 15 start for the second open enrollment season under President Barack Obama's health care law.   (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Hawaii Obamacare Exchange Only Signed Up 8,000 Consumers After Receiving More Than $200M In Federal Funds

Hawaii lawmakers have approved $1.5 million in state funding to prop up its troubled health insurance exchange built under President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul.

04/30/2014

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

Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry says it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for January. (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

Officials say HealthCare.gov has gotten cybersecurity upgrades ahead of a Nov. 15 start for the second open enrollment season under President Barack Obama's health care law.   (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

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