President Barack Obama used some of his State of the Union oratory to lay out a grand vision for “precision medicine” and announce an initiative to realize it.
It was a tumultuous year in healthcare, and several people and organizations burnished their reputations by showing competence where others had failed.
Nearly 6.4 million have obtained health insurance coverage through HealthCare.gov as of Dec. 19. Of that, 1.9 million are new sign-ups while the remainder are manual and automatic re-enrollees, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced Tuesday.
Healthcare providers and insurers were busy implementing healthcare reform in 2014, millions of uninsured Americans gained coverage, and healthcare spending growth remained modest even as partisan warfare over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continued in full force.
A U.S. District Court judge last week dismissed a lawsuit by hospitals seeking to compel HHS to meet statutory timelines for processing appeals to recovery audits.
A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by hospitals seeking to compel HHS to meet statutory timelines for processing appeals to recovery audits. The American Hospital Association said in a statement that it disagrees with the court's decision and expects to file an appeal.
The drugmakers of three potential vaccines in development against the Ebola virus will be immune from legal liability related to their production, testing or distribution, federal officials announced Tuesday.
More than 300,000 people selected a health plan through HealthCare.gov in the second week of open enrollment, about 162,000 fewer enrollees than the first week, new government data released Wednesday show.
The Obama administration appears to have avoided a repeat of last year's disastrous open-enrollment kickoff when HealthCare.gov was plagued by technological problems during its first two months of operation.
About a half million individuals evenly split between first-time and returning customers signed up for health insurance on federally-run exchanges during the first week of the open-enrollment period.
Three influential Republican senators are seeking answers from HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell about whether the agency will try to get money back from states that used federal grants to build insurance exchanges that flopped.
Enroll Michigan has a simple message for Obamacare outreach workers: “Stay calm and keep enrolling.” That's the slogan it has adopted in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last Friday to hear the King v. Burwell case.