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Supreme Court decision could mean $65 billion in lost insurance subsidies

By Paul Demko  |  December 18, 2014

Florida residents would lose $12.3 billion in financial assistance in 2016 if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down insurance subsidies for states that haven't established their own exchanges, according to an analysis done by Democratic staffers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

HealthCare.gov sign-ups surge ahead of Jan. 1 coverage deadline

HealthCare.gov sign-ups surge ahead of Jan. 1 coverage deadline

By Adam Rubenfire and Virgil Dickson  |  December 16, 2014

More than a million people signed up for health insurance plans on HealthCare.gov in the past week, bringing the overall total of signups for the first four weeks of the current open-enrollment period to nearly 2.5 million.

Obama uses popular TV, radio to pitch HealthCare.gov to Generation X

By Adam Rubenfire and Rachel Landen  |  December 15, 2014

President Barack Obama pitched HealthCare.gov in interviews with three seemingly unusual outlets on Friday—a hip hop radio station in Raleigh, N.C., a sports radio show and a morning talk show led by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest. But it's not the first time the president has used...

HealthCare.gov sees minor glitches as key deadline arrives

By Darius Tahir  |  December 15, 2014

HealthCare.gov on Monday seemed to be handling the last-minute rush of enrollees signing up for insurance that will be effective Jan. 1 with only minor glitches rather than the major problems it saw last year, site watchers said.

Obama hawking health coverage as deadline arrives

Obama hawking health coverage as deadline arrives

By Bob Herman  |  December 13, 2014

We'll soon see how effective a health insurance salesman President Barack Obama proves to be as the deadline arrives this week for Americans to sign up for individual-market coverage effective Jan. 1.

Obama administration pushes enrollment before first deadline

By Bob Herman  |  December 12, 2014

President Barack Obama is making one last big push to encourage Americans to sign up for health insurance on HealthCare.gov. Young people continue to be the administration's main target, based on his public appearances.

For big insurers, a legal blow to federal subsidies may be glancing

By Bob Herman  |  December 11, 2014

Publicly traded insurers may not feel too much financial pain in the short term if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare premium subsidies offered through the federal exchange and Congress doesn't act to restore the financial assistance, analysts say.

Insurance exchange enrollment spikes as 2015 deadline nears

Insurance exchange enrollment spikes as 2015 deadline nears

By Paul Demko  |  December 10, 2014

More than 600,000 people signed up for coverage through HealthCare.gov during the third week of the open-enrollment period, according to HHS. That easily surpasses the pace of sign-ups during the initial two weeks of the enrollment window.

Gruber, Tavenner apologize for Obamacare miscues

Gruber, Tavenner apologize for Obamacare miscues

By Paul Demko  |  December 09, 2014

“Inexcusable” was the word of the day on Capitol Hill. Both MIT economist Jonathan Gruber and CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner invoked it to describe their actions during a more than four-hour hearing Tuesday before a House committee.

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