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  • HHS: Obamacare 'Enrollment' Up to 3.3 Million

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced yesterday that as of February 1 nearly 3.3 million Americans have signed up for health insurance plans through Obamacare’s state and federal-run exchanges. Of the new Obamacare enrollees—1.1 million of whom selected health plans in January—HHS reported that 55 percent are female … More

    Physician Lawmakers: We Have Plenty of Ideas for Reforming America’s Health Care Sector

    Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) admitted today he almost had “a [Rep.] Joe Wilson moment” when he heard President Obama claim at the recent State of the Union Address that Republicans do not have any ideas for reforming the health care sector. Wilson, a Republican House representative from South Carolina, shouted … More

    IRS Chief: Taxpayers Need to Be Aware of Possible Repayments for Obamacare Tax Credits

    The new head of the Internal Revenue Service said in a congressional hearing Wednesday that he’s concerned Americans aren’t aware of a tax credit issue in Obamacare that could cause headaches as early as next year’s tax filing season. Speaking in a House Ways and Means Committee oversight subcommittee hearing … More

    Obamacare Enrollees Stuck with HealthCare.gov Errors

    Thousands of Americans who have asked the federal government to fix errors on their Obamacare applications aren’t likely to get solutions anytime soon, according to internal government data obtained by The Washington Post. Some 22,000 Americans have filed appeals over errors made while applying for health coverage on HealthCare.gov, the … More

    How Liberal or Conservative Is Your State?

    Pop culture and media may tilt left, but Americans were much more likely to self-identify as conservatives rather than liberals in 2013, according to a Gallup poll released on Friday. The poll—part of Gallup’s “State of the States” survey that randomly samples 178,527 adults living in all 50 states and … More

    Uninsured Americans' Hardening View of Obamacare

    Two new public opinion polls show uninsured Americans—a group considered critical for Obamacare’s success—are hardening their views about the President’s health care law. The Kaiser Family Foundation’s latest monthly tracker out today reported that 47 percent of Americans who lack health insurance have an unfavorable opinion of Obamacare, outnumbering by … More

    Obama Silent on Reforming Medicare Payments

    In his optimistic State of the Union assessment of health care challenges, President Obama failed to mention one dire prospect: the 24-percent pay cut Medicare physicians will face March 31 if Congress doesn’t act.  The sharp decrease in reimbursement is set to be imposed by a complicated formula called the … More

    New Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Say Obamacare Is Poorly Performing

    Roughly two-thirds of Americans polled in a new survey by the Associated Press-GfK say the health law isn’t doing well. Of the respondents who have tried, or live with someone who tried  to sign up for health coverage through Obamacare’s state or federal-run insurance exchanges, 71 percent had problems, the … More

    Utah to Expand Medicaid, Governor Signals

    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said yesterday that his state will expand its Medicaid program to cover more of those who don’t have health insurance. Talking with reporters at a monthly news conference, broadcast live by KUED Channel 7, the Republican governor said:  “Doing nothing…I’ve taken off the table. Doing nothing … More

    Moody’s Downgrades Insurers over Uncertainty from Obamacare

    Credit rating conglomerate Moody’s today lowered its outlook for U.S health insurers today from “stable” to “negative,” citing Obamacare’s implementation as continuing to create uncertainty for the industry. “While we’ve had industry risks from regulatory changes on our radar for a while, the ongoing unstable and evolving environment is a … More