WASHINGTON, March 14- The Republican-run U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a bipartisan deal to spare doctors from a looming Medicare pay cut but included a provision to undermine Obamacare, which critics said was a non-starter in the Democratic-controlled Senate.» Read More
MIAMI-- Florida is one of several states on track to meet White House projections for enrollment in health plans during the first year of the Affordable Care Act, according to figures released Tuesday. Health and Human Services officials said more than 442,000 Floridians have signed up for plans since October.
WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters)- The Obama administration said on Tuesday that 4.2 million people have signed up for private health insurance under Obamacare, and indicated that total enrollment could surpass a 6 million-enrollee forecast by the end of March.
March 11- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd agreed to pay $27.6 million to settle charges that it paid kickbacks to a Chicago psychiatrist to induce him to prescribe an anti-schizophrenia drug to patients, resulting in more than 100,000 false Medicaid and Medicare claims.
The Medicare Part D prescription drug program will not be immediately changed by the Obama administration.
WASHINGTON, March 10- The Obama administration on Monday pulled back from possible changes to the popular Medicare Part D prescription drug program, saying it would not finalize proposals that have spawned fierce opposition from a broad coalition of interests.
WASHINGTON, March 10- The Obama administration on Monday told members of Congress that it will not finalize controversial changes to the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefits program "at this time," following weeks of growing opposition to the proposals from a broad coalition of interests.
ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT WILL SEEK FURTHER STAKEHOLDER INPUT ON MEDICARE PART D BEFORE ADVANCING SOME OR ALL CHANGES "IN FUTURE YEARS".
US ADMINISTRATION TELLS CONGRESS IN LETTER THAT IT DOES NOT PLAN TO FINALIZE CONTROVERSIAL CHANGES TO MEDICARE PART D PROGRAM GIVEN "THE COMPLEXITIES OF THESE ISSUES".
WASHINGTON, March 8- Republicans, looking for ways to turn November's congressional elections into a referendum on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, are trying to portray Obamacare as a danger to Medicare.
WASHINGTON, March 6- A top U.S. healthcare official, accused by Republicans of misleading Congress about the readiness of the Obamacare rollout, will resign from his post at the end of March, officials said on Thursday.
President Obama has called for ending a tax loophole that costs Medicare and Social Security millions of dollars. Here's how it works.
Several insurers, including Molina Healthcare, which administer health plans for California's Medicaid program for the poor are asking states to step in and pay for Gilead Sciences Inc's Sovaldi, a drug that costs $84,000 per patient.
*Shares of U.S. health insurers rise, Humana up 9 pct. Feb 24- U.S. health insurers including Humana Inc said on Monday that the government's proposed cuts to privately run Medicare programs appear to represent a funding decline of around 4 percent, less than the possible cuts of 7 percent or deeper that analysts had been expecting.
Humana shares surged more than 7 percent Monday after it said proposed health department rate cuts may be more benign than anticipated.
Feb 21- The U.S. government on Friday proposed a cut in payments to private health insurers for 2015 Medicare Advantage plans, a move Republican lawmakers said would hurt benefits for the elderly and disabled.
NEW YORK, Feb 13- The only three insurance companies in Louisiana that sell healthcare policies under President Barack Obama's healthcare law throughout the state are rejecting payments from a federal program intended to help low-income HIV patients, advocacy groups said on Thursday.
Hundreds of people with HIV/AIDS trying to obtain coverage under Obamacare are in danger of being thrown out of their insurance plan.
NEW YORK, Feb 8- Hundreds of people with HIV/AIDS in Louisiana trying to obtain coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform are in danger of being thrown out of the insurance plan they selected in a dispute over federal subsidies and the interpretation of federal rules about preventing Obamacare fraud.
Feb 7- Cigna Corp on Friday said costs in its private Medicare business were higher than expected in the fourth quarter and might continue on that path in 2014, resulting in a disappointing outlook and pushing its shares down nearly 9 percent.
Feb 6- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday it expects to lose money on the Obamacare exchanges even as demand for these insurance plans has picked up over the past few weeks.