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Hospitals sue Medicare over two-nights rule

The Einstein Healthcare Network joined in two civil lawsuits against Medicareadministrators alleging that a new rule on what qualifies as an inpatient hospital admission is arbitrary and should be dropped and that a related 0.2 percent cut in Medicar ...

Homosexual Males Concerned After LA Meningitis Deaths

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- In the heart of this close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of meningitis that has killed three gay men this year in Los Angeles County: He's concerned but not over ...

Obama plans statement, claiming 7 million Obamacare sign-ups reached

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is planning a Rose Garden appearance Tuesday as sign-ups under his health care law surpassed 7 million. A government official told The Associated Press that the 7 million mark had been crossed. The official sp ...

Obamacare website ends enrollment as it began....down

WASHINGTON (AP) — The troubled U.S. government web site for signing up for health insurance was unavailable for several hours Monday morning as the midnight deadline for buying coverage loomed. Heading into the deadline, more than 6 million Americans ...

Rural residents confront higher health care costs under Obamacare

DENVER (AP) — Bill Fales wanted a new baler and a better irrigation system for the 700-acre ranch where he raises grass-fed beef cattle, but he scrapped those plans when he saw his new health insurance premiums. His Cold Mountain Ranch is in western ...

Obamacare deadline extended again

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration announced Tuesday. "We are experiencing a surge in demand and are ma ...

Penalty tax for uninsured under Obamacare may be higher than you think

If you still need to buy health insurance, the clock is ticking. Most residents shouldn't worry about Obamacare's March 31 deadline because they're already insured, many of them through their employer, or by Medicare or Medicaid, but those who aren't ...

Obamacare limits access to best cancer centers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of America's best cancer hospitals are off-limits to many of the people now signing up for coverage under the nation's new health care program. Doctors and administrators say they're concerned. So are some state insurance regul ...

Healthcare premiums likely to go up in 2015

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says health insurance premiums are likely to increase in 2015. Sebelius's comments came Wednesday during a hearing of the House Committee on Ways and Means about the White House's 2015 budget prop ...

More signed up for Medicaid than for Obamacare

The five-month total for enrollment in private U.S. health insurance via the online health insurance marketplace reached 4.2 million in February, officials say. "More than 4.2 million Americans have signed up for affordable plans through the marketpl ...


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