Health Care


Obamacare Sign-Ups Top 600k in First Week

The government says more than 600,000 people signed up for Affordable Care Act coverage in the first week of open enrollment season, and nearly 8 in 10 of those were…

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UnitedHealth Beats 3Q Forecasts, Helped by Optum Growth

UnitedHealth Group’s third-quarter earnings soared 26 percent to beat Wall Street expectations as the nation’s largest health insurer sold more coverage to retirees and continued to grow its business outside…

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White House to Order Expansion of Health-Care Options

By Ken Thomas and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool…

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Cruz Says He’s Against GOP Health-Care Bill

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, says he’s against the Republican health-care bill. If the Texas Republican sticks to that stand, GOP leaders will have little hope that their 11th-hour Senate push…

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Collins Likely Against GOP Health Bill in Latest Blow

Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door Sunday to supporting the last-ditch Republican health-care bill, leaving her party’s drive to uproot President Barack Obama’s health-care law dangling by an…

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Republicans Unveil Long-Shot Effort on Health Care

Senators on Wednesday rolled out competing plans for the nation’s health-care system, with a group of GOP senators making a last, long-shot effort to undo Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act…

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Sanders Bill Expands Medicare for All, Lacks Details on Cost

Americans would get health coverage simply by showing a new government-issued card and would no longer owe out-of-pocket expenses like deductibles, according to legislation Sen. Bernie Sanders released Wednesday charting…

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Last U.S. County Gets Insurer for Health Exchange

The lone county currently at risk of going uncovered on the federal health law’s insurance exchanges has landed an insurer. CareSource will step up to provide health insurance coverage in…

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