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.FULL STORY
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.FULL STORY
(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.FULL STORY
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.FULL STORY
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.FULL STORY
(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.FULL STORY
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.FULL STORY
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.FULL STORY
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."FULL STORY