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1 year 1 month ago

Obama to Address Health Care Glitches

President Barack Obama is scheduled to make an address at the White House Rose Garden, to address problems with the health care law's rollout. Since the Affordable Care Act launched a few weeks ago, the new government website, www.healthcare.gov , has been plagued with glitches and problems as people try...

1 year 2 months ago

Call center will answer questions on health care

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington residents will be able to start the process of buying insurance through the state's health exchange next month, but many likely still have a few questions about their insurance options. A Spokane-based toll-free customer support line will start taking calls at 1-855-923-4633 starting at 7:30...

3 years 1 month ago

Election-year ruling looms for health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's landmark health care overhaul appears headed for a Supreme Court ruling as the presidential election season is hitting full stride in the coming year. The health care law affecting virtually every American seems sure to figure prominently in President Barack Obama's campaign for...

3 years 7 months ago

One year in, health care law remains divisive

Wednesday marked the one year anniversary of the passage of Affordable Care Act, the massive health care overhaul law commonly referred to as ObamaCare. To date, the signature piece of legislation of the Obama presidency remains a very controversial subject. Twenty six states, including Colorado, have sued the government...

3 years 11 months ago

MA healthcare costs soar

BOSTON (AP) - Four years after Massachusetts passed the nation's most ambitious health care law, Gov. Deval Patrick and lawmakers are working to rein in spiraling insurance costs. Those costs are threatening to undermine the 2006 health care law, which mandated nearly universal health coverage. Supporters say the...

4 years 3 months ago

States continue legal battle against health care law

Twenty states and the nation's most influential small business lobby are about to respond to the federal government's attempt to dismiss their lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The states, the National Federation of Independent Business and several individual taxpayers will file their response Friday. A key...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado candidate signs pledge to defund Health Overhaul

A Republican candidate for Congress in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, Bob McConnell, has joined a national movement to overturn the Health Care Overhaul bill passed by Congress. Called ObamaCare by opponents, the movement, DeFundIt.org, has signed pledges from almost 150 candidates nationwide who vow to overturn the newly passed legislation....

4 years 4 months ago

Colorado to offer coverage to uninsured

Coloradans who have been denied health insurance because they have pre-existing conditions will be able to take advantage of a new state insurance plan. Temporary coverage will become available starting Tuesday. It will be phased out in 2014 when federal health care legislation will begin barring insurance companies from rejecting...

4 years 4 months ago

Tanning bed tax begins

Getting a nice tan will cost you more green now that the federal tanning salon tax is in effect. The IRS expects to collect some $2.7 billion in taxes from tanning salons over the next decade, but local salons owners are worried that the 10 percent price increase will...

4 years 4 months ago

Salons chapped by tanning tax

A tax on tanning goes into effect Thursday, July 1. Indoor tanners, who spend from $5 to $30 per session to get that bronze look, will now have to chip in another 10 percent to pay for health care. "These are not people who can afford an extra...

4 years 5 months ago

Back pain widely overtreated

A recent estimate has Americans spending a staggering $86 billion a year to care for aching backs. The money covers MRIs, pain pills, nerve blocks and a host of other treatments. But research finds little evidence that the patients got better as medical bills soared over the past decade....

4 years 5 months ago

Ritter to sign new Colorado laws on health care

Gov. Bill Ritter is signing bills that will improve health care and help prevent injuries. Bills being signed into law Wednesday include a requirement that children be placed in booster seats while riding in cars. Others track down Medicaid fraud and require that insurance companies cover reproductive services. ...

4 years 6 months ago

Small business lobby joins challenge to health law

The National Federation of Independent Business is joining a federal lawsuit filed in Florida by 20 state attorneys general and governors against the health care overhaul. The nation's most influential small business lobby is joining a court challenge that argues that Americans cannot be required under the Constitution to...

4 years 7 months ago

New health care agency open in Pueblo

Here's what I'm working on today. Total Longterm Care is now open in Pueblo. The agency helps elderly people who need long term health care. What's unique about them, is that they offer home health care care and transportation services, giving seniors an alternative to living in nursing homes. ...

4 years 7 months ago

Obama to sign student loan legislation

President Barack Obama is preparing to sign the piece of his sweeping health care overhaul that makes the government the primary lender to students seeking loans and strips banks of that power. Obama plans on Tuesday to visit a northern Virginia community college, where he will sign the legislation. He...

4 years 7 months ago

How will health care reform impact hospitals?

Today I'm working on a story about how the new federal health care legislation will impact hospitals. In 2014, a mandate will kick in, requiring every American be insured. Right now, hospitals spend millions of dollars a year treating people who don't have insurance. For example, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado effort to block health care overhaul

Opponents of federal health care legislation want Colorado voters to block it at the polls. A proposed ballot measure would bar the state from enforcing the legislation, including a provision that would require most people to buy insurance. Meanwhile, some Republican lawmakers want Attorney General John Suthers to join...

4 years 8 months ago

Health care reform bill passes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic-controlled Congress has approved historic legislation extending health care to tens of millions of Americans who lack it and cracking down on insurance company abuses. The vote in the House was 219-212. Republicans were unanimously opposed. The bill now goes to President Barack Obama for...

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