Obamacare News

Obama Administration Offers Birth Control Fix for Religious Groups

Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to …

Newly Released Documents Highlight Oklahoma Health Exchange Politics

Gov. Mary Fallin on Aug. 11 released 31 documents that her administration previously withheld from news media involving her administration’s decision to reject a state health insurance exchange under the federal health care law. The emails suggest an administration that …

Chicago Business Owners See Little Impact from Obamacare, Minimum Wage Hike

The Business Owners Confidence survey for the first half of 2014 indicates that Chicago-area mid-sized business owners are taking Obamacare in stride and expect limited effects of national and state efforts to raise the minimum wage. The survey, jointly conducted …

Could ‘Missing Number 1321′ on Subsidies Derail Affordable Care Act?

If President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law unravels, it could be for want of a single number in crucial passages of the 2,409-page statute. The missing number, 1321, refers to a section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act …

Millions of Americans Remain Uninsured Despite Big Health Care Push

Alan Thacker wants health coverage, but he can’t get help in his home state of Georgia. Mary Moscarello Gutierrez no longer can afford insurance in New Jersey. Justin Thompson of Utah refuses to be forced into the president’s health law. …

Many Could Escape Obamacare Individual Mandate Due to Exemptions

Obamacare’s requirement that all Americans carry insurance or face penalties, part of the effort to gain universal coverage, may not be much of a rule at all. Millions of people may be exempt from the requirement known as the individual …

Obamacare Expected to OK Renewal of Extended Plans for 2 Years: Report

Americans who kept their health plans that didn’t comply with Obamacare requirements will be able to renew those policies for two more years, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Obama administration, which has been deliberating the issue …

Maryland Will Meet Health Care Goal by End of March, Gov. O’Malley Says

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is acknowledging a troubled start for Maryland’s online health insurance exchange, but he predicted on Jan. 12 that the state will still meet its enrollment goal by the end of March. In an interview with CNN’s …

Maryland Gov. O’Malley to Push Emergency Health Insurance Bill

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration will submit emergency legislation at the start of Maryland’s legislative session this week aimed at insuring people who thought they had successfully enrolled in a health care plan through the state’s health exchange but had …

Circle These Dates: Health Law’s Key Tests in 2014

The new year brings the big test of President Barack Obama’s beleaguered health care law: Will it work? The heart of the law springs to life Wednesday, after nearly four years of political turmoil and three months of enrollment chaos. …