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Nov 11- Initial enrollment estimates for President Barack Obama's healthcare reform program show participation is falling far short of expectations, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, raising pressure on the White House to get its rollout back on track. Americans must enroll by Dec. 15 for coverage that begins Jan. 1.
Nov 8- President Barack Obama said the White House was weighing options for fixing problems with his signature healthcare law but it may be a complicated legal and logistical task.
WASHINGTON, Nov 5- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in a case of warring legal doctrines raised by a heart pacemaker patent fight between giant medical devices company Medtronic Inc and privately owned Mirowski Family Ventures LLC.
Nov 5- Medical technology company Becton Dickinson& Co said on Tuesday that quarterly net income fell as costs rose sharply, but after excluding litigation charges and pension settlements, the results were higher than analysts had expected.
WASHINGTON, Nov 4- President Barack Obama, defiant against mounting criticism of his troubled healthcare plan, vowed on Monday to press ahead with the rollout and asked supporters to help as the White House struggled to gain control of the debate over his signature achievement.
WASHINGTON, Nov 4- President Barack Obama told a small group of supporters on Monday that he wants to address federal procurement rules for information technology in the wake of a problematic launch of the website for his signature healthcare insurance program.
Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries were accused of promoting powerful psychiatric drugs for unapproved uses in children, seniors and disabled patients.
WASHINGTON, Nov 1- The troubled start of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law known as Obamacare has administration officials scrambling to address a host of problems, from the unreliability of the website HealthCare.gov to questions about who is responsible for hundreds of thousands of Americans losing their current coverage.
Oct 30- U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama's top healthcare adviser, apologized on Wednesday over the technology failures that have plagued the rollout of Obama's healthcare law.
They are UnitedHealth Group Inc, Cigna Corp, Aetna Inc, Humana Inc and WellPoint Inc.
Medtronic is preparing to launch the product in the United States, pending regulatory approval. Medtronic said it expects to launch the product in the United States for use in extreme-risk patients before its fiscal year ends in April 2014, noting that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determined it has sufficient information to evaluate the device.
Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said the website faces "complex technical issues" four weeks after it opened for enrollment. House of Representatives Ways& Means Committee is the Obama administration's first formal statement to Congress about the challenges facing Healthcare.gov.
WASHINGTON, Oct 29- American consumers' initial experience on the Obamacare website Healthcare.gov has been inadequate and unacceptable, a key administration official overseeing the troubled launch told a congressional panel on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Oct 28- The website at the center of the U.S. healthcare reform law was back up Monday after a data center outage prevented Americans from enrolling in subsidized health insurance, the latest technical problem to plague the online insurance exchanges.
Oct 28- Edwards Lifesciences Corp on Monday reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings, but investors were disappointed with the pace of U.S. sales of its newest artificial heart valves, sending its shares down more than 4 percent.
Oct 28- Edwards Lifesciences Corp on Monday reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings as it benefited from strong sales of artificial heart valves that are implanted without major invasive surgery. Third-quarter net income rose to $77 million, or 68 cents per share, from $69 million, or 58 cents per share, a year earlier.
WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 27- A data center critical for allowing uninsured Americans to buy health coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare law went down on Sunday, halting online enrollment for all 50 states in the latest problem to hit the program's troubled rollout.
NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Oct 27- A data center critical for allowing uninsured Americans to buy health coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare law went down on Sunday, the U.S. government said, in the latest problem for the "Obamacare" rollout.
Oct 25- Todd Park has gone from steering his healthcare information technology company through a blockbuster IPO to occasionally sleeping on a mat in his office while working to repair the troubled new U.S. government healthcare website.
Oct 25- The website for Americans to buy insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law should be working smoothly for most users by the end of November, a White House official assigned to fix Healthcare.gov said on Friday.