Obamacare sign ups jump to 3.3 million
February 12th, 2014
03:26 PM ET
7 months ago

Obamacare sign ups jump to 3.3 million

New York (CNNMoney) – Obamacare exchanges grew in popularity in January with 1.1 million people picking health insurance plans in state and federal exchanges last month.

That brings total sign-ups since the exchanges opened four months ago to 3.3 million, according to federal data released Wednesday.

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Filed under: Obamacare
Obamacare may push people out of the workforce
February 4th, 2014
02:21 PM ET
7 months ago

Obamacare may push people out of the workforce

New York (CNNMoney) - Many workers may opt to work less to retain their eligibility for Medicaid or federal subsidies under Obamacare, a new report has found.

The Affordable Care Act could reduce the labor force by the equivalent of 2.5 million workers in 2024, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office's annual outlook.

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Filed under: Economy • Obamacare
Sign-ups surge ahead of Obamacare deadline
December 24th, 2013
12:18 PM ET
8 months ago

Sign-ups surge ahead of Obamacare deadline

(CNNMoney) - Eager to get health insurance starting Jan. 1, Americans flocked to state and federal Obamacare exchanges Monday to sign up for policies.

The federal exchange site, healthcare.gov, saw nearly 2 million page views and the call center received more than 250,000 calls, officials said. It was a record traffic day that left some consumers stuck in an electronic line on the website or on hold for long periods on the phone.

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare
December 23rd, 2013
01:25 PM ET
8 months ago

Obamacare deadline extended by one day

Updated 1:25 p.m. ET, 12/23/2013

New York (CNNMoney) - The deadline for signing up for Obamacare has been effectively extended by another day, the Obama administration said Monday.

The deadline had been Monday, Dec. 23 for people who want coverage by Jan. 1. People can now sign up through Tuesday, Dec. 24.

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Obamacare website down – and back up
December 20th, 2013
01:21 PM ET
9 months ago

Obamacare website down – and back up

Updated 2:23 p.m. ET, 12/20/2013

New York (CNNMoney) - The federal Obamacare exchange website went down again for several hours on Friday, leaving consumers unable to sign up just days before the deadline to obtain coverage by Jan. 1.

In the early afternoon, many visitors were greeted with a message saying the site had a lot of visitors and asked people to wait. By about 2 pm, the site appeared to be operating normally and users were directed to log in or create an account.

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Filed under: Healthcare • Obamacare
Is Obamacare slowing health care spending?
October 7th, 2013
10:15 AM ET
11 months ago

Is Obamacare slowing health care spending?

(CNNMoney) - There are many assumptions about what the effects of Obamacare will be. This series aims to separate myths from realities and answer questions surrounding the Affordable Care Act.

Myth: Obamacare has slowed health care spending growth.

Reality: President Obama likes to stress that health care spending has fallen to record lows in recent years thanks in part to Obamacare.

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Filed under: Fact Check Obamacare • Health care
Are employers dumping health benefits because of Obamacare?
September 26th, 2013
08:00 AM ET
11 months ago

Are employers dumping health benefits because of Obamacare?

New York (CNNMoney) - There are many assumptions about what the effects of Obamacare will be. This series aims to separate myths from realities and answer questions surrounding the Affordable Care Act.

Myth: Employers are dumping health benefits because of Obamacare.

Reality: It's true that Obamacare is raising costs on employers. And some are either passing those increased tabs to workers or are cutting back on benefits to keep costs under control.

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Filed under: Fact Check Obamacare • Health care
Romney-Ryan would aim to overhaul Medicaid
August 13th, 2012
07:18 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney-Ryan would aim to overhaul Medicaid

New York (CNNMoney) - Medicaid and other safety net programs could undergo major changes if Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan win November's election.

Ryan, currently a House Republican and picked this weekend to be Romney's running mate, wants to turn Medicaid and food stamps into block grants and make recipients work for certain benefits, according to his budget proposal unveiled in March.

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Filed under: Medicare • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan
Is Obama the 'food stamp president?'
January 17th, 2012
02:17 PM ET
3 years ago

Is Obama the 'food stamp president?'

New York (CNNMoney) - A record 44.7 million people - or 1 in 7 Americans - were on food stamps last year. But does that make Barack Obama the "food stamp president?"

Newt Gingrich once again slapped that label on Obama during a South Carolina debate Monday night, saying: "The fact is that more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history."

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama