Employers keep close tabs on insurance costs

Employers keep close tabs on insurance costs

Despite years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul, employers consider employee health insurance a priority. But new surveys suggest coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years. A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that companies that offer health insurance see it as a key […]

Health care plan renewals may backfire

Coverage for 2015 may receive dated and inaccurate financial aid amounts

Health care plan renewals may backfire

If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don’t give much thought to each year’s renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Insurance exchange customers who opt for convenience by automatically renewing their coverage for 2015 are likely to […]

More older Americans than young applying for Obamacare

Young adults from 18 to 34 are only 24 percent of total enrollment.

More older Americans than young applying for Obamacare

Younger people went for President Barack Obama at election time, but will they buy his health insurance? New government figures show it’s an older, costlier crowd that’s signing up so far for health insurance under Obama’s health care law. Enrollments are lower for the healthy, younger Americans who will be needed to keep premiums from […]

New options for those with canceled health insurance

New options for those with canceled health insurance

People whose existing health care insurance has been canceled because of the Affordable Care Act will not be hit with tax penalties for failing to line up new coverage as required under the law. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says she will use authorities in the law to issue a “temporary hardship exemption” […]

Playing the healthcare lottery in Virginia

Winners have to be verified as eligible and after that they can get care for anything from a bad back to cancer.

Playing the healthcare lottery in Virginia

Mossamat Jhumu is tickled pink, as she has just won the lottery in Virginia. However, the prize is not money or merchandise but free health care. On a cold November morning, this 39-year-old woman of Bangladeshi origin was among 100 people waiting patiently outside the sleek, modern Arlington Free Clinic in the Washington suburbs. Jhumu, […]

Obama’s humble act was just that…an act

Another day, another broken promise by a president who lies repeatedly to the American people.

Obama’s humble act was just that…an act

Barack Obama strode to the podium of the White House press room Thursday wearing a carefully-prepared face of humility as he told the nation that he realized he needed to “win back the confidence of the American people” and admitted, for a change, that when it came to the fire he’s been under for failures […]

Keeping insurance: Another promise Obama couldn’t keep

Keeping insurance: Another promise Obama couldn’t keep

President Barack Obama claims he will do everything he can to help people coping with health insurance cancellations, but — like the promises he made that people would be able to keep their existing insurance — there really isn’t much he can do. “The President can say all he wants about helping those who are […]

Obama lied about Americans keeping current health insurance

Obama lied about Americans keeping current health insurance

President Barack Obama has told so many lies about his questionable health care “reform” that most who track such falsehoods have lost count. But one of his biggest lies was his repeated promise that any American who currently has health insurance could keep their plans if they wanted and nothing would change. That claim was […]

The biggest broken promise of Obamacare

The biggest broken promise of Obamacare

President Barack Obama’s soothing promise that Americans happy with their health insurance could simply keep it was doomed from the start, and everyone familiar with the market seemed to recognize that except the president. Even his aides said four years ago, early in the huge push for his health care law, that he wasn’t to […]

Heathcare.gov back up but site may be slow

Heathcare.gov back up but site may be slow

A key link to federal data used by the websites that sell health insurance under the U.S. health reform law appeared to be working again after a data center failure blocked enrollment across the country on Sunday, two state-based exchanges said on Monday. The crash of the data center, operated by Verizon Communication Inc’s Terremark […]

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