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Small businesses struggle with Obamacare premium hikes

When President Barack Obama's administration delayed part of his controversial health care law, many small business owners were relieved. Last year, the administration decided to give businesses more time to stay on their current "grandfathered" cove ...

N.Y. governor: Insurance companies must cover sex reassignment surgery

[caption id="attachment_20434" align="alignright" width="300"] (AP Photo/Mike Groll)[/caption] The governor of New York penned a letter this week mandating that insurance companies can no longer deny sex reassignment surgery to patients. The rule, ba ...

Primary Care Doctor Tough to Find Under Obamacare

MIAMI (AP) -- When Olivia Papa signed up for a new health plan last year, her insurance company assigned her to a primary care doctor. The relatively healthy 61-year-old didn't try to see the doctor until last month, when she and her husband both nee ...

Your Obamacare premium is going up

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many HealthCare.gov customers will face higher costs next year, the Obama administration acknowledged Thursday in a report that shows average premiums rising modestly. However, officials said millions of consumers who are currently ...

California pushes to expand health care to illegal aliens

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive order to spare some immigrants from deportation has galvanized Democrats, immigration groups and health care advocates in California to push for expanding health coverage to a segment of th ...

Obamacare is unaffordable for many

For Martha Gruberman, a 63-year-old resident of south suburban Steger, obtaining health insurance through the Affordable Care Act hasn't made it any easier to pay for routine medical care. A plan she chose through the federal marketplace requires her ...

Obamacare sign-ups coming to shopping malls

CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday. They said more than 462,0 ...

Gallup poll: Approval of Obamacare hits new low

WASHINGTON, (UPI) -- Obamacare's popularity has sunk to a new low with only 37 percent of U.S. adults saying they approve of the health care law, the Gallup poll reported Monday. The law has never been overwhelmingly popular with approval ratings gen ...

Surgeon with Ebola has died in Nebraska hospital

[caption id="attachment_36107" align="alignright" width="300"] Dr. Martin Salia[/caption]OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospital, th ...

Texas hospital pays off Ebola patient's family

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and the family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola there, have come to a settlement over his treatment. Attorneys for Duncan's family announced Wednesday that the hospital had agreed to pay an ...


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