Reuters: Obamacare enrollment group has less money, bigger outreach goal

Fifty-four-years-old Natalia Pollack (L), uninsured since 1999, is assisted to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, by Carlos Tapia, a certified application councilor at a Single Stop USA site at West Side Campaign Against Hunger in New York City March 31, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR (Reuters) – Enroll … Continue reading

Reuters: Lawyers start mining the Medicare data for clues to fraud

BY TERRY BAYNES A doctor checks the blood pressure of a patient at the J.W.C.H. safety-net clinic in the center of skid row in downtown Los Angeles July 30, 2007. CREDIT: REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSON (Reuters) – Within hours of the U.S. government’s unprecedented release last week of a trove of Medicare billing data, a small fraternity … Continue reading

Reuters: Three Republican senators offer Obamacare alternative

BY DAVID MORGAN U.S. Senator Richard Burr speaks during the National Rifle Association’s 139th annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina May 14, 2010. CREDIT: REUTERS/CHRIS KEANE  (Reuters) – Three prominent Republican senators on Monday called for replacing Obamacare with a package of election-year proposals intended to lower health insurance costs while retaining some elements of President Barack Obama’s health … Continue reading

Reuters: Most uninsured Americans lack knowledge about Obamacare: survey

BY ZACHARY FAGENSON A busy screen is shown on the laptop of a Certified Application Counselor as he attempted to enroll an interested person for Affordable Care Act insurance, known as Obamacare, at the Borinquen Medical Center in Miami, Florida October 2, 2013. CREDIT: REUTERS/JOE SKIPPER   (Reuters) – Most uninsured adult Americans lack basic … Continue reading

Reuters: U.S. health spending rose 3.7 percent in 2012 as economy dragged

A man looks over the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York in this October 2, 2013 photo illustration. CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR  (Reuters) – U.S. healthcare spending rose 3.7 percent in 2012 to $2.8 trillion, the fourth year in a row in this range as the … Continue reading

Reuters: Biden announces mental health push on eve of Newtown anniversary

BY JEFF MASON AND ROBERTA RAMPTON U.S. Vice President Joe Biden waves to the crowd as he leaves after delivering his speech at Yonsei University in Seoul December 6, 2013. CREDIT: REUTERS/KIM HONG-JI  (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a new push to increase access to mental health services with $100 million … Continue reading

Reuters: Republicans press U.S. officials over Obamacare snags

  By David Morgan WASHINGTON | Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:41pm EDT (Reuters) – Republicans in Congress chastised President Barack Obama’s top health adviser on Thursday for declining to testify before an oversight panel about problems in rolling out the president’s signature healthcare program known as Obamacare. Less than a day after Congress ended a 16-day partial government shutdown … Continue reading

Reuters: Top Senate Republican seeks delay in ‘Obamacare’ insurance exchanges

  By Sharon Begley Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:12pm EDT (Reuters) – Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday called on the Obama administration to delay the October 1 opening of exchanges where uninsured Americans will be able to buy health insurance until the U.S. government can guarantee the protection of people’s personal data. The exchanges, a … Continue reading

Reuters: White House takes aim at Obamacare opposition’s economic claims

(Reuters) – The White House on Monday shot back at critics who claim Obamacare is leading to higher healthcare costs, slower job growth and rising numbers of part-time workers, saying the latest economic statistics show none of those effects. Nearly one-third of the sharp rise in part-time workers seen in employment numbers for June was … Continue reading

Reuters: U.S. relaxes health law income, insurance status rule for exchanges

By David Morgan WASHINGTON | Sun Jul 7, 2013 8:32pm EDT (Reuters) – Days after delaying health insurancerequirements for employers, the Obama administration has decided to roll back requirements for new state online insurance marketplaces to verify the income and health coverage status of people who apply for subsidized coverage. President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law is slated to begin offering … Continue reading

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