December 2, 2013 A woman in Michigan says that a Catholic hospital failed to give her adequate health care when she came to the hospital after her water broke when she was 18 weeks pregnant. That has sparked a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union.
November 28, 2013 APRNLara Imler was one of the first people in Alaska to sign up for health insurance on HealthCare.gov. Turns out, the website miscalculated her subsidy. She wants to start over and get a new plan. But a stubborn software kink is standing in her way.
November 22, 2013 Next year, the White House says, Americans won't have to start signing up until Nov. 15. The administration says that will give insurers more time to prepare their rates. It also starts the enrollment period after the 2014 elections.
November 21, 2013 Families seeking mental health care for a suicidal relative often face a labyrinth. First, they must obtain a legal commitment order, then they must find space on a hospital ward. State budget cuts have made it harder to get care during a mental health crisis.
November 15, 2013 The House has approved a Republican-sponsored bill that would allow insurance companies to continue offering policies that would be canceled under the Affordable Care Act. The Keep Your Health Plan Act was adopted by a vote of 261-157, with the support of 39 Democrats.
November 13, 2013 A House oversight hearing on the troubled HealthCare.gov site was contentious from the start Wednesday, as Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., sought to cut short the opening remarks of one of the first officials to speak. One Democrat called it "a kangaroo court."
November 13, 2013 Of those, less than 27,000 people used the federal HealthCare.gov site to select a plan, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services. The government says 106,185 Americans picked out plans in the first month of enrollment.
November 13, 2013 The high prices we pay for drugs, doctors and administration are driving most of the increase in health spending. Industry consolidation and technology may help trim costs and make care safer. But a move in that direction will likely make medical care even more impersonal than it is today.
October 28, 2013 After yet more problems over the weekend, HealthCare.gov, the federal site for people to buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act, seems to be making incremental improvements. Probably the best news on the health care front is that premiums for Medicare will not increase next year.
October 21, 2013 "There's no sugarcoating it: The website has been too slow" and confusing, President Obama said Monday. But he says the Affordable Care Act is working for Americans and that the problems will be fixed.
October 21, 2013 The Obama administration projected that within the first month of open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, half a million individuals or families would sign up. Nearly three weeks in, the actual number of enrollments looks to be much smaller. Technical issues have been a big factor.