Obamacare News

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. …

Obamacare Proposal Boosts Payments to Insurers for Sicker Policyholders

The U.S. government is proposing compensation to help insurers participating in Obamacare health exchanges who fear that their costs will spin out of control if their plans are dominated by sicker people. Fears about cost burdens from sicker patients increased …

Some NYC Hospitals Not Taking New Health Plans

New Yorkers buying a health plan on the state’s new insurance exchange should read the fine print if they’re interested in getting care at some of the city’s top hospitals. Not all are participating in the new plans created by …

Insurers, Regulators Question Obama’s Healthcare Promise ‘Fix’

Insurers and state regulators say that President Barack Obama’s “fix” for policies canceled under his healthcare reform law will create new problems for the industry and could lead to an increase in premiums. Facing pressure by lawmakers from his Democratic …