Broad Skepticism on Health Care Law

With the approach of the new year, when health insurance policies under President Obama’s new health care law are set to begin, there is wide skepticism among both the insured and uninsured about how the law will affect them and the nation as a whole, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll. The poll […]

Obama to launch new health care law campaign

President Obama and his aides will seek to rally public support for his embattled health care plan in the coming weeks, starting with a White House event on Tuesday. Obama will promote the effort in a speech while surrounded by people who have benefited from the new law, according to an addition to the White House […]

California aggressively pushes health-care law

EL MONTE, Calif. — Fliers and tablet computers in hand, a small team of outreach workers from a local nonprofit health clinic blanketed a shopping strip east of Los Angeles, spreading the word about the state’s expanding health insurance landscape under Obamacare. Stopping passersby on the sidewalk as they ducked in and out of the […]

U.S. Warns of Frauds Tied to Health Care Law

WASHINGTON — The White House warned consumers on Wednesday to beware of possible fraud by con artists taking advantage of the new insurance marketplaces being set up under President Obama’s health care law. The warning came amid reports of fraud, high-pressure sales tactics and efforts to obtain personal information from consumers in advance of the […]

Clinton defends federal health care law in speech

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Former President Bill Clinton is urging opponents of the federal health care overhaul to help implement and improve the 2010 law, rather than continue “replaying” debates about the measure and trying to repeal it. Speaking at his presidential library in Little Rock, Clinton on Wednesday offered a detailed defense and explanation […]

Health Care Law Raises Pressure on Public Unions

Cities and towns across the country are pushing municipal unions to accept cheaper health benefits in anticipation of a component of the Affordable Care Act that will tax expensive plans starting in 2018. The so-called Cadillac tax was inserted into the Affordable Care Act at the advice of economists who argued that expensive health insurance with the employee bearing […]

Deal Keeps U.S. Health Care Contribution for Congress

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration told Congress on Thursday that it would allow the federal government to continue paying a large share of the cost of health insurance for members of Congress and their aides, averting a problem for many who work on Capitol Hill. However, under the arrangement, lawmakers and many of their aides […]

A One-Stop-Shop on the Health Care Law for Businesses Big and Small

As we implement the Affordable Care Act, we continue listening to the needs of the business community. Based on our many conversations with leaders of our nation’s businesses, large and small, today we are launching Business.USA.gov/healthcare, a one-stop-shop where employers of all sizes can go for information on the Affordable Care Act. The new site includes […]

Health-care law is tied to new caps on work hours for part-timers

For Kevin Pace, the president’s health-care law could have meant better health insurance. Instead, it produced a pay cut. Like many of his colleagues, the adjunct music professor at Northern Virginia Community College had managed to assemble a hefty courseload, despite his official status as a part-time employee. But his employer, the state, slashed his […]

White House hopes Hollywood can help sell health care

The White House took on a little Hollywood glow Monday as aides planned to implement a key part of the new health care law. Celebrities Jennifer Hudson, Amy Poehler, Michael Cera, and Kal Penn attended a meeting in which aides discussed the roll out of health exchanges starting Oct. 1. Obama stopped by to talk […]