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2015 Obamacare premiums set to rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Insurance exchange custom ...

Obamacare Medicaid expansion strains Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received. But an Associated Press review sho ...

Federal Appeals Court strikes blow to Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies. The Obama a ...

Gay Pride Blood Drives Nationwide Today

BLOOMINGTON -- National Gay Pride Blood Drives are taking place throughout the country on Friday to increase blood donation, while calling removal of a federal ban that prohibits blood donations from men who have had sex with other men since 1977 -- ...

Sacramento high school sees tuberculosis outbreak

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A California high school is at the center of a tuberculosis outbreak linked to an infectious student who tested positive for active TB in February, county health officials said Wednesday. Four more students at Grant Union H ...

Obamacare signup data a huge mess

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of the 8 million Americans signed up under the new health care law now have to clear up questions about their personal information that could affect their coverage. A government watchdog said Tuesday the Obama administration fa ...

New York sued over transgender Medicaid coverage

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit filed Thursday against New York state seeks Medicaid coverage for transgender people seeking what they consider to be life-saving health treatments, including gender change procedures. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in ...

Obamacare coverage in doubt for more than 2 million subscribers

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 2 million people who got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law have data discrepancies that could jeopardize coverage for some, a government document shows. About 1 in 4 people who signed up have discrepancie ...

DHS Review Panel: Medicare must pay for transgender surgeries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Transgender people enrolled in the U.S. health program for the elderly and disabled can no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday. The ...

IG Report Shows VA Problems Much Worse Than We Knew

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after being kept off the official waiting list at the troubled Phoenix veterans hospital, the Veterans Affairs watchdog said Wednesday in a scathing repo ...


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