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Don’t Expect ‘Perfection’ on Health Care Site

September 23, 2014

The federal health insurance website is trying to resolve glitches and security questions raised by the Government Accountability Office, so people can safely and successfully sign up for insurance at open enrollment Nov. 15. Read More

Covered California Still Struggling With Doctor-Access Issues

September 23, 2014

Covered California continues to struggle with problems involving patient access. As the health exchange prepares for its second open enrollment, it is redoubling efforts to ensure that health plans provide accurate doctor lists and sign up enough health-care professionals to see patients in a timely way. Read More

Health Chief Seeks to Focus on Insurance Site

September 18, 2014

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the secretary of Health and Human Services, said Monday in her first major speech that she wanted to move beyond the politics of health care and work with members of both parties to improve the management and operation of HealthCare.gov, the website used by millions of people to sign up for insurance coverage. Read More

$60 Million For 34 States To Boost Obamacare Enrollment

September 18, 2014

Two Planned Parenthood chapters, two United Way organizations, a food bank association and a Catholic hospital system are among 90 nonprofit groups that will receive a total of $60 million to help people sign up for health insurance, the Department of Health and Human Services announced today. Read More

Health Care Website Still has a Lot of Fixes to Make

September 18, 2014

Steve Michaelson wants us to get down to business. The Las Vegan emailed us about the spate of stories we've written on locals who've been unable to get medical coverage or care despite paying months' worth of premiums to Nevada Health Link. Read More

Nevada Exchanges Staff: Stick with HealthCare.gov Systems in 2016

September 18, 2014

Staff members at Nevada's state-based Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exchange say the state should focus on getting the state's version of HealthCare.gov working properly this fall, not chase after efforts to set up a state-based enrollment system in 2016. Read More

Appeals Court Weighs Texas Abortion Law

September 16, 2014

A federal appeals court in New Orleans is reviewing whether 11 clinics that provide abortion in Texas must immediately close their doors because they don't comply with a state law requiring that they meet all the standards of an outpatient surgical center. Read More