5 things to know about Obamacare and contraceptives
January 3rd, 2014
02:34 PM ET
3 months ago

5 things to know about Obamacare and contraceptives

(CNN) – Obamacare is again in the legal spotlight before the Supreme Court.

A blockbuster 2012 ruling upheld the constitutionality of the key funding part of the politically charged law aiming to get health coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare
January 3rd, 2014
09:21 AM ET
3 months ago

Supreme Court to rule on Obamacare, same-sex marriage injunctions

Washington (CNN) – The Supreme Court could act as early as Friday on pending requests for injunctions in two separate, high-profile cases– health care reform and same-sex marriage - that put Justice Sonia Sotomayor in an unusually pivotal role.

Religious-affiliated non-profits - including a Denver-based home for the elderly run by Catholic nuns - have asked the high court to block enforcement of the requirement in the Affordable Care Act to provide birth control and other reproductive health coverage to their workers.

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare • Same-sex marriage • Supreme Court
Conservative group spends $2.5 million in new ad campaign
January 1st, 2014
10:59 PM ET
4 months ago

Conservative group spends $2.5 million in new ad campaign

Updated at 12:24 p.m. ET, 1/2/2014

(CNN) – A conservative group is kicking off the midterm election year with a multimillion-dollar ad campaign that targets three Democratic Senators facing tough re-election battles in November.

Americans for Prosperity, which spent $16 million on television ads in the fall, will unleash another round of commercials that hammer the trio of lawmakers for supporting Obamacare.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • Americans for Prosperity • Health care • Obamacare
Catholic groups ask Supreme Court to delay Obamacare mandate
December 31st, 2013
04:41 PM ET
4 months ago

Catholic groups ask Supreme Court to delay Obamacare mandate

Updated 6:23 p.m. ET, 12/31/2013

Washington (CNN) – A group of Catholic organizations, in an emergency appeal on Tuesday, asked the Supreme Court to delay the Obamacare requirement that certain religious-affiliated groups provide contraception and "abortion-inducing drug" coverage to their workers.

Archdioceses in Washington, D.C., Tennessee and Michigan - along with affiliated groups that include Catholic University - asked Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Elena Kagan to block enforcement of the employer mandates under the Affordable Care Act set to take effect on Wednesday.
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Filed under: Faith • Health care • Obamacare
More than two million enrolled in Obamacare
December 31st, 2013
12:48 PM ET
4 months ago

More than two million enrolled in Obamacare

Washington (CNN) – More than two million people will have health insurance under Obamacare at the start of 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services said on Tuesday.

The figure made public in a department statement includes people who have signed up through federal and state marketplaces set up under the politically charged health care reforms championed by President Barack Obama.

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Retiring: Top official who oversaw Obamacare website
December 30th, 2013
01:06 PM ET
4 months ago

Retiring: Top official who oversaw Obamacare website

(CNN) – The person tasked with overseeing the development of HealthCare.gov is retiring, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Monday.

The departure of Michelle Snyder, the chief operating officer at CMS who's been in public service for 41 years, comes a few months after the bungled launch of the federal health care insurance website.
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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare
Administration, allies to push Obamacare success stories
December 29th, 2013
04:53 PM ET
4 months ago

Administration, allies to push Obamacare success stories

(CNN) - As the new year rolls in this week and people who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act start seeing the effects of their coverage, the Obama administration will be plucking out the success stories for the limelight.

The goal is to demonstrate what officials have been saying all along: Once people start using their new insurance plans, they'll view Obamacare in a more favorable light.
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More than 1.1 million Obamacare enrollees
December 29th, 2013
09:02 AM ET
4 months ago

More than 1.1 million Obamacare enrollees

(CNN) - More than 1.1 million people enrolled in health care coverage through the federal marketplace between October 1 and December 24, the government announced Sunday.

The vast majority of them - 975,000 - enrolled in December, Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said in a blog post.

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare
Healthcare.gov withstood traffic onslaught this week, administration says
December 27th, 2013
05:45 PM ET
4 months ago

Healthcare.gov withstood traffic onslaught this week, administration says

Washington (CNN) - The federal website where Americans can sign up for new health insurance saw a rush of traffic ahead of this week’s deadline to secure coverage by next year, an Obama administration official said on Friday.

Julie Bataille, communications director for the agency directing the website, said 880,000 people visited HealthCare.gov on Christmas Eve – which was the last day Americans could go online to select plans beginning January 1.
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Conservative group slams Obamacare with new ads
December 26th, 2013
11:19 AM ET
4 months ago

Conservative group slams Obamacare with new ads

(CNN) - The conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity is closing out the year with a pair of new ads targeting Democratic members of the House who voted for Obamacare.

Over $600,000 will be spent on spots airing in the districts of Richard Nolan of Minnesota and Ann McLane Kuster of New Hampshire, according to AFP. The new spots put AFP’s total Obamacare TV ad-spending for 2013 at roughly $16 million, money that comes in part from the billionaire Koch brothers.
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Filed under: 2014 • Health care • Obamacare
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