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Burwell moves to encourage Ebola vaccine development, use

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 09, 2014

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.

HealthCare.gov enrollment lower in second week

By Bob Herman  |  December 03, 2014

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.

'Solid start' to open enrollment, HHS reports

'Solid start' to open enrollment, HHS reports

By Paul Demko  |  November 29, 2014

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.

HHS reports solid start to open enrollment

HHS reports solid start to open enrollment

By Paul Demko  |  November 26, 2014

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.

GOP senators seek to recoup funding from failed state-run exchanges

By Paul Demko  |  November 18, 2014

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.

HHS dials back expectations for open-enrollment sign-ups

HHS dials back expectations for open-enrollment sign-ups

By Paul Demko  |  November 10, 2014

The Obama administration is significantly reducing expectations for the open-enrollment period that begins Saturday. HHS expects 9 million to 9.9 million people to get coverage through the state and federal exchanges for 2015.

Higher bar for health law in second sign-up season

By Associated Press  |  November 09, 2014

With a bright look to its rebuilt website, version 2.0 of President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul represents another chance to win over a skeptical public. But more than possible computer woes lurk as HealthCare.gov's second open enrollment season begins Nov. 15.

Medicaid expansion threatened by GOP victories in states

Medicaid expansion threatened by GOP victories in states

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 08, 2014

Republicans' big election gains Tuesday in governorships and legislatures around the country diminish but do not eliminate prospects that more states will expand Medicaid to low-income adults as allowed by the healthcare reform law, political analysts say.

Medicaid expansion faces new hurdles

Medicaid expansion faces new hurdles

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 05, 2014

Voters not only stopped the Medicaid expansion dead in its tracks on Tuesday night, they elected Republican candidates vowing to change or roll back Medicaid in states that have already expanded.

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