Between Nov. 15, when enrollment opened, and Dec. 12, nearly 2.5 million people signed up in the 36 states where these plans are sold through the HealthCare.gov website, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in an e-mailed statement that also appeared on its blog. Data from states that operate their own websites, such as California and New York, is not...» Read More
WASHINGTON, July 31- U.S. consumers who purchase private health coverage through the federal Obamacare website HealthCare.gov are likely to find only modestly higher premiums but may still have technical problems signing up, a top health official said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, July 30- Ten months after the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, Obamacare's federal health insurance exchange is still dogged by cost overruns and technology delays that could hamper enrollment when it resumes in November, a U.S. watchdog said.
Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic CEO, discusses the impact of the Affordable Care Act on patients, including what they will pay and the strain on the nation's Medicare and Medicaid systems. And Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, weighs in.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the details from the Social Security & Medicare Trustee Report, which informs Medicare will have sufficient funds until 2030, and disability insurance within social security will be insolvent in late 2016.
Slower growth in healthcare spending is shoring up the funding outlook for the federal Medicare program that covers hospital bills for the elderly.
WASHINGTON, July 28- Slower growth in U.S. healthcare spending and expected savings from Obamacare are shoring up the funding outlook for the federal Medicare program that covers the hospital bills of the elderly, trustees of the program said on Monday.
WASHINGTON, July 28- Slower growth in healthcare spending is shoring up the funding outlook for the federal Medicare program that covers the hospital bills of the elderly, trustees of the program said on Monday.
WASHINGTON, July 18- The Obama administration on Friday backed down on restrictions of private insurance coverage for hospice drugs under Medicare, saying the regulations were preventing some terminally ill patients from having access to medicine.
WASHINGTON, July 11- New enrollments in Obamacare's Medicaid expansion and other healthcare programs for the poor have reached 6.7 million people since the launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms last year, the administration said on Friday.
Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, (D-Neb.), shares his thoughts on raising the eligibility age for receiving full social security benefits. I'd probably raise it to 68 or 69-years old over the course of 30 thirty years, says Kerrey.
Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, (D-Neb.), shares his thoughts on the runaway costs of government programs, including health care.
Home visits have risen sharply at many private Medicare health plans, which treat close to 16 million elderly and disabled people.
Medicare Advantage plans are facing audits that could order them to repay tens of millions of dollars for billing errors.
The Center for Public Integrity found missed chances to corral tens of billions of dollars in Medicare Advantage billing errors.
Former Bush administration official Josh Valdez alleges his ex-employer cheated the government out of millions annually, charges the company denies.
A Los Angeles doctor has been charged with helping bilk Medicare out of more than $33 million.
In 2012, hospitals charged more for every one of 98 common ailments that could be compared to the previous year.
The three physicians ordered so many individual tests that their patients averaged one every other day.
Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), shares his thoughts on creating more competition and options for Medicare participants. And Rubio discusses his plan to create a place for people to invest other than Treasurys and the nature of the future economy as more people work beyond age 65.
Male doctors on average make 88 percent more in Medicare reimbursements than female physicians, according to an analysis of government data.