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Battle Over Birth Control

Posted: 01/06/2014 - The Supreme Court hears arguments on Affordable Care Act requirements forcing religious-affiliated organizations to provide their employees with insurance that includes birth control.

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Federal Health Market Surpasses 1 Million Signups

Posted: 12/29/2013 - The Obama administration says that following a December surge more than 1.1 million people have now enrolled for health insurance through the federal government's improved website.

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Did The Feds Fix HealthCare.Gov? How We’ll Know

Posted: 12/01/2013 - Saturday'’s the deadline – it’s the last day of November and the day the Obama administration promised its health insurance website would be working smoothly for “the vast majority” of people.

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Obama Admin. Posts Low Health Care Signups

Posted: 11/13/2013 - The administration says fewer than 27,000 people managed to enroll for health insurance last month in the 36 states relying on the problem-filled federal website for President Barack Obama's overhaul.

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Clinton: Obama Should Honor Health Care Pledge

Updated: 11/12/2013 - Former President Bill Clinton says President Barack Obama should find a way to let people keep their health coverage, even if it means changing the new insurance law.

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REPORT: 700K State Residents Could Get Insurance Tax Breaks

Posted: 11/05/2013 - A new analysis estimates that nearly 700,000 North Carolina residents will be eligible for tax breaks that cut the cost of buying private health insurance on the new marketplaces run by the federal government.

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Concerns Raised About Security Of Health Website

Updated: 10/30/2013 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says she's sorry consumers have wasted so much time dealing with technical problems on the Obama administration's health insurance website.

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White House Okays Limited Waiver On Health Penalty

Updated: 10/29/2013 - With website woes ongoing, the Obama administration Monday granted a six-week extension until March 31 for Americans to sign up for coverage next year and avoid new tax penalties under the president's health care overhaul law.

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White House Hires Consultant To Fix Healthcare.gov Problems

Posted: 10/25/2013 - It will take a lot of work, but "HealthCare.gov is fixable," declared Jeffrey Zients, a management consultant brought in by the White House. By the end of next month, he said, there will be many fewer signup problems - but he stopped short of saying problems will completely disappear.

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Healthcare.gov Contractors Blame Obama Administration For Glitches

Posted: 10/24/2013 - Contractors who built the web portal for the Obama administration's health insurance marketplace said Thursday the site's crippling problems trace back to insufficient testing and changes that government officials made just prior to going live.

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McCrory: US Could Force State To Expand Medicaid

Updated: 10/22/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory says new federal regulations could force North Carolina to expand Medicaid eligibility to more low-income people under the Affordable Care Act, despite being one of 26 Republican-led states to reject doing so.

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Consumers Warned Of Misleading Insurance Websites

Updated: 10/18/2013 - Insurance regulators and an industry trade group warn that this month's rollout of the health insurance marketplaces created by federal law opened the door for bad actors at the same time that it gives brokers and agents a business opportunity.

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US Women Are Dying Younger Than Their Mothers

Posted: 10/08/2013 - While advancements in medicine and technology have prolonged life expectancy and decreased premature deaths overall, women in parts of the country have been left behind.

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Healthcare.gov Glitches Still Being Reported

Posted: 10/07/2013 - The glitch-ridden rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law has opponents crowing: "Told you so!" Others, including insurance companies, say there's still enough time to fix the online enrollment system.

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