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  • Medicaid is health overhaul’s early success story

    The ugly duckling of government health care programs has turned into a rare early success story for President Barack Obama’s technologically challenged health overhaul.

    November 12, 2013

  • Trans fat doesn’t stir much ’nanny state’ debate

    They are among our most personal daily decisions: what to eat or drink. Maybe what to inhale.

    November 11, 2013

  • Congress governs self under ’Obamacare’

    Think you’re confused by “Obamacare.” It’s roiling Capitol Hill behind the scenes, too.

    November 1, 2013

  • Hudgens: Numerous insurance cancellations possible

    As many as 400,000 Georgia residents who buy their own insurance could receive cancellation notices or see their plans modified as a result of the Affordable Care Act, state Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said Wednesday.

    October 31, 2013

  • New security issues surface for health website

    President Barack Obama claimed “full responsibility” Wednesday for fixing his administration’s much-maligned health insurance website as a new concern surfaced: a government memo pointing to security worries, laid out just days before the launch.

    October 31, 2013

  • Sebelius on website breakdown: ’I am responsible’

    Defending President Barack Obama’s much-maligned health care law in Congress, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was confronted Wednesday with a government memo that raised security concerns about the website consumers are using to enroll.

    October 30, 2013

  • Health policy cancellations: New blow for administration

    Move over, website woes. Lawmakers confronted the Obama administration Tuesday with a difficult new health care problem — a wave of cancellation notices hitting small businesses and individuals who buy their own insurance.

    October 30, 2013

  • Medicare chief apologizes for ’Obamacare’ woes

    Stressing that improvements are happening daily, the senior Obama official closest to the administration’s malfunctioning health care website apologized Tuesday for problems that have kept Americans from successfully signing up for coverage.

    October 29, 2013

  • White House OKs limited waiver on health penalty

    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.

    October 28, 2013

  • Sebelius to face tough questioning on health law

    Republicans said Sunday they intend to press Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Obama administration’s troubled launch of healthcare.gov, the online portal to buy insurance, and concerns about the privacy of information that applicants submit under the new system.

    October 28, 2013