Health Care


  • Senior official drops Obamacare bombshell Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 5:04 PM ET
    Henry Chao, deputy CIO and deputy director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Office of Information Services, testifies during a hearing before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

    A crucial system for making payments to insurers from HealthCare.gov has yet to be built, a senior government IT official said.

  • Obamacare may need bailout: Ex-HHS head Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 9:54 AM ET
    Senator Tommy Thompson, R-WI

    The rollout of Obamacare has been "absolutely chaotic" and the law itself is flawed, said former Bush HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson.

  • How 3 coders created a DIY fix to HealthCare.gov Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 4:15 PM ET

    Visitors to HealthSherpa.com cannot enroll in plans, but they can compare coverage and rates based on their ZIP codes.

  • Obamacare and the failed 1989 Medicare law Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    In 1988, President Ronald Reagan had grown wary of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act, but his vice president, George Bush, saw political advantage in it.

    The history of federal health care is a tale of the hazards of presenting changes to consumers who might not want them. Take the 1989 Medicare law. The New York Times reports.

  • Watch: Howard Dean vs. Tony Fratto on Obamacare Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 12:30 PM ET
    Howard Dean says getting Obamacare glitches ironed out is "on par for the course."

    Howard Dean and Tony Fratto, former Bush White House official, square off on CNBC over problems plaguing Obamacare.

  • Frist: Here's the answer to health-care costs Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 9:08 AM ET
    Former Senator Bill Frist, R-Tenn.

    Obamacare aside, former Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., tells CNBC he has a simple solution to rising health-care costs.

  • Planning retirement? Don't forget Medicare costs Saturday, 16 Nov 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    The potential costs and benefits of Medicare have a huge impact on retirement planning. The more you know, the more manageable those costs will be.

  • Obamacare winners? Health-care stocks Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    Health-care stocks are surging amid the confusion of Obamacare. Apparently, investors don't see the current morass as problematic at all.

  • Don't laugh: Lack of toilets signals deadly crisis Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 12:07 PM ET
    An Indian man washes in a toilet complex run by an NGO Sulabh International at a railway station in New Delhi.

    "Think of living in a giant cesspool and you get some idea of the problem," said one expert about the lack of good sanitation for billions of people.

  • New woes for Obamacare website—hackers Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 2:34 PM ET

    About 16 cyberattacks have been launched on HealthCare.gov, the Department of Homeland Security says.

  • Obamacare is a mess: California official Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    Obamacare "is a mess … and it continues to get messier," California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom said on "The Kudlow Report."

  • Obamacare IT brass feared disaster—back in July Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 3:27 PM ET
    Henry Chao, deputy chief information officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, testifies during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington on Wednesday.

    Obamacare's top IT manager was deeply concerned in July that the federal insurance marketplace would bomb because of problems with contractors.

  • Obamacare website is improving: Sec. Sebelius Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 10:52 AM ET
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius answers questions about the error-plagued launch of Healthcare.gov while testifying before the Senate Finance Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill.

    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that the health care website is continuing to be fixed and remained optimistic that the number of Americans enrolling for insurance through the marketplaces will increase.

  • What does the Obamacare 'fix' mean for you? Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 10:38 AM ET
    An insurance agent helps a woman navigate insurance options.

    President Obama's announcement that health insurance companies don't have to cancel policies will not drastically affect the overall plan. NBC News.

  • Former VP Dick Cheney: 'I was near death' Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 11:05 AM ET
    Dick Cheney

    Former vice president Dick Cheney sits down with Larry Kudlow and speaks candidly about his recent heart transplant and how sick he really was.

  • Kimberly-Clark moves to spin off health care unit Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 6:18 AM ET

    Kimberly-Clark said its board authorized a potential spin-off of its health care business, sending its shares up 6 percent in extended trading.

  • Obamacare fix puts insurers in a tough spot Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 5:32 PM ET

    President Obama's administrative fix for health insurance cancellations seems simple enough. But for the insurance industry, it's anything but easy.

  • Obama: We fumbled the rollout of health-care law Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 12:54 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about an administrative fix for some of the problems with the HealthCare.gov. website.

    President Obama said Thursday he 'heard loud and clear' the complaints of people who had their policies canceled, and said an administrative fix would help.

  • How to save a life with an app Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 5:14 AM ET

    How is today's technology warning us of potential health risks, and helping to save lives in critical emergencies?

  • Obamacare rollout numbers worse than feared Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 3:30 PM ET

    Obama administration officials released the first enrollment data from technologically troubled federal insurance marketplace HealthCare.gov.

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  • Dan Mangan is a reporter covering health care for CNBC.com.

  • Meg Tirrell joined CNBC in April 2014 as a general assignment reporter focusing on biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

  • Bertha Coombs is a general assignment reporter for CNBC, covering financial markets and business news stories.