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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.

07/21/2013

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Seniors & The ACA

In 1965, health care coverage for seniors in America changed dramatically with the passage of Medicare, and largely remained unchanged until 2010, when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. […]

06/17/2013

Conservative Republican legislators in major states are trying to block efforts by more pragmatic governors of their own party to accept health insurance for more low-income residents under President Barack Obama's health care law. (TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Republicans Battle ‘Obamacare’ Expansion At State Level

It’s Republican vs. Republican in the latest round of political battles over health care.

06/01/2013

The government said Friday that Medicare's giant hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026, two years later than projected last year, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund remained unchanged at 2033. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Trustees: Baby Boomers Will Exhaust Medicare Trust Fund By 2026

The government said Friday that Medicare’s giant hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026, two years later than projected last year, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund remained unchanged at 2033.

05/31/2013

If Republicans were writing a movie script for next year's congressional elections, the working title might be "2014: Apocalypse of Obamacare." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Republicans Await ‘Obamacare’ Disaster In 2014

If Republicans were writing a movie script for next year’s congressional elections, the working title might be “2014: Apocalypse of Obamacare.”

05/26/2013

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AP: Health Reforms Penalize Some Indians Who Aren’t ‘Indian Enough’

When Liz DeRouen needs any kind of health care services, from diabetes counseling to a dental cleaning, she checks into a government-funded clinic in Northern California’s wine country that covers all her medical needs.

05/15/2013

File photo of Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, left, and Attorney General Eric Holder. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

89 Charged In Medicare Fraud Busts In 8 Cities

Nearly 100 people, including 14 doctors and nurses, were charged for their roles in separate Medicare scams that collectively billed the taxpayer-funded program for roughly $223 million in bogus charges in a massive bust spanning eight cities, federal authorities said Tuesday.

05/14/2013

President Barack Obama speaks during a concert in honor of Memphis Soul music in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 9, 2013, as part of the "In Performance at the White House" series. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Supporter: ‘This Is Not What I Expected From Him’

Liberal lawmakers from Congress and a coalition of like-minded groups rallied outside the White House on Tuesday, voicing frustration at the Democratic president they say has let them down by proposing cuts to Medicare and Social Security.

04/10/2013

A copy of President Barack Obama's budget proposal for FY 2014 is on display for the media at the Government Printing Office on April 8, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Liberal Groups Outraged Over Social Security Cuts In Obama Budget

Several liberal grassroots groups are opposing President Barack Obama’s soon-to-be released budget for cutting Social Security.

04/09/2013

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Obama Faces Choice On Morning-After Pill Limits

President Barack Obama supports requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill. But fighting that battle in court comes with its own set of risks.

04/06/2013

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