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Hurdles Ahead for Obamacare's Second Signup Season?

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Sunday Sep 14, 2014
It's clear the health care law has filled a need for millions of people. The second year will show whether the full program is workable for the people it was intended to serve.

ACA Access Issues Remain for LGBTs

By Heather Cassell | Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
More than 30 million Americans have obtained access to health insurance since Affordable Care Act enrollment opened 10 months ago, yet access for LGBTs remains far from universal.

Ryan White's Mother Visits D.C., Urges Congress to Maintain Commitment

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
On June 30, Jeanne White-Ginder -- the mother of Ryan White -- returned to D.C. to remind lawmakers of the continued importance of maintaining and fully funding the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

GOP Seeks Coverage Choices in Health Care Law They Hate

By David Espo | Sunday Apr 6, 2014
At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Obama’s health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it.

Deadline Brings High Interest For Health Insurance

By Judy Lin | Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline for President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy initiative.

Uninsured Rate Drops as Health Law Rolls Out

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Friday Jan 24, 2014
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that the uninsured rate for U.S. adults dropped by 1.2 percentage points in January, to 16.1 percent. That would translate to roughly 2 million to 3 million people gaining coverage.

Obamacare Enrollment for LGBTs

By Lindsay King- Miller | Monday Jan 6, 2014
Hoping the Affordable Care Act will close the "health care gap," the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute has partnered with the Center for American Progress to release "Optimizing LGBT Health Under the Affordable Care Act."

Federal Health Market Surpasses 1 Million Signups

By Josh Lederman | Sunday Dec 29, 2013
Of the more than 1.1 million people now enrolled for Obamacare, nearly 1 million signed up in December, with the majority coming in the week before a pre-Christmas deadline for coverage to start in January.

Avoiding Health Insurance Gaps Takes Persistance

By Carla K. Johnson | Thursday Dec 26, 2013
For those who were able to navigate the glitch-prone and often overwhelmed HealthCare.gov website, there’s still work to be done to make sure success online leads to actual coverage come the new year.

Last-Minute Insurance Shoppers Get One-Day Extension

By Carla K. Johnson | Tuesday Dec 24, 2013
Anticipating heavy traffic on the government’s health care website, the Obama administration extended Monday’s deadline for signing up for insurance by a day, giving Americans in 36 states more time to select a plan.