Feds Make it Easier For States To Enroll Poor Under Health Law

The Obama administration is making it easier for states to sign up the poor for health coverage – and to help those people stay covered. On Friday, it informed state officials that they could simplify enrollment in Medicaid, the federal-state program for the poor, to handle the onslaught of millions of anticipated enrollees next year […]

John Boehner: Health care law repeal vote is for new lawmakers

House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that next week’s vote to repeal the health reform law is being held to provide new lawmakers a chance to vote on it. “We’ve got 70 new members who have not had an opportunity to vote on the president’s health care law,” Boehner said. “Frankly they’ve been asking for […]

Obama Sees Health Care as Legacy Too Worthy to Resist

Just weeks after his re-election, President Barack Obama summoned about 20 senior administration officials to the White House’s Roosevelt Room for an hour-long meeting on the implementation of his health-care law. Obama began by reminding his staff that the Affordable Care Act would be one of his major legacies and its execution among the highest priorities of […]

Obama Administration Simplifies Health Care Form

WASHINGTON –  The first draft was as mind-numbing and complex as tax forms. Now the Obama administration is unveiling a simplified application for health insurance benefits under the federal health care overhaul. Details to be released Tuesday include a three-page short form that single people can fill out, administration officials said. Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner, […]

As GOP mounts fight against health law, Obama appeals to women, Planned Parenthood

As Republicans mount opposition once again to President Barack Obama’s health-care law, the president appealed to women and specifically Planned Parenthood for help in fighting back. “I am here to also ask for your help, because we need to get the word out,” Obama told Planned Parenthood Friday. Much of the Affordable Care Act will begin […]