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IRS: 6.6 million paid Obamacare penalty this year

About 6.6 million Americans owed money to the government because they went without health insurance for at least part of 2014, according to a report released this week by the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS report, written by the Taxpayer Advocate ...

Sarah Palin told you about death panels

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Six years ago, a proposal for Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling touched off a political uproar that threatened to stall President Barack Obama's health care law in Congress. Wednesday, when Medicare finally announced it will ...

Many observers think Obamacare ruling will be detrimental to business

Both the Oklahoma State and Greater Oklahoma City chambers chose not to comment on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday to allow federal tax subsidies to stand for lower-income families who buy health insurance through healthcare.gov. Meanwhile ...

Calif strikes down personal belief exemption for immunizations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the U.S. after a series of emotionally charged debates that followed a measles outbreak. The st ...

Health care decision is not a one and done, analysts warn

People who bought health insurance through online marketplaces are going to want to shop for a better deal in 2016 and avoid being hit by skyrocketing premium prices. Experts say that advice is even more important for the millions of Americans who re ...

Large increases expected in Obamacare rates next year

Dozens of health insurers say higher-than-expected care costs and other expenses blindsided them this year, and they're going to have to hike premiums for individual policies well-beyond 10 percent for 2016. The proposed double-digit hikes would appl ...

Admin asks judge to toss Obamacare lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Obama administration attorneys urged a skeptical federal judge on Thursday to throw out a lawsuit by House Republicans over the president's health care law. "The House cannot sue the executive branch over the implementation of exis ...

Man diagnosed with Lassa fever dies in US after Liberia trip

[caption id="attachment_20929" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever — a frightening infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in ...

When paying the Obamacare penalty is cheaper than buying insurance

When Angela Denig couldn't cover the costs of Obamacare health insurance this year, she made the only decision she could: She gave up on coverage, paid the fee for not being insured and hoped she wouldn't get sick. A few months later, a health scare ...

Seattle VA hospital strands veteran outside ER

When Donald Siefken drove up to the Seattle VA hospital emergency room earlier this year with a broken foot, all he asked for was a little help getting inside. Instead, a hospital employee who answered Siefken's cellphone call told him to call 911 hi ...


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