Former Obama adviser David Plouffe went on ABC News' This Week to discuss the Affordable Care Act, and he noted that the program "is going quite well" in states where health care exchanges and Medicaid expansion have been implemented,...Show More Summary
Under the leadership of Albie Hecht, HLN continues to tweak its programming as it attempts to find an audience in the crowded cable news landscape. The network will debut three new health and wellness shows tonight, a programming block...Show More Summary
Healthcare.gov is back up and running after some late-night tweaks. Many commentators, including Shannon Pettypiece of Bloomberg News on our program yesterday, noted that the White House and Department of Health and Human Services were being careful to manage expectations. Show More Summary
There are several clear parallels between Barack Obama's health care program and the deal the president made with Iran about its nuclear program.
As Movember draws to a close, the heroes of the movement take center stage. One of them, Jonathon Burnside, joins in the fun every Movember to grow a mustache and raise money for men's health programs. In his fourth year with the event,...Show More Summary
As part of a big holiday news dump the Obama administration announced that the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchanges will be completely delayed for a year. Small business will be able to buy exchange qualified coverage...Show More Summary
Under the new health care law, a wave of additional Americans will soon be covered by Medicaid, a program that has struggled with a shortage of doctors willing to accept its low reimbursement rates and red tape.
1. ObamaCare online sign-up delayed for small businessesThe Obama administration is delaying online enrollment for a key element of its health-care law, the Small Business Health Options Program, until November of 2014. White House officials...Show More Summary
The Obama administration announced today that is delaying the online launch of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchange for a year. It opened on Oct. 1 with paper applications and the website was supposed to have been operational by the end of November. Show More Summary
The president who promised us that his health care legislation would allow us to keep our insurance plans and doctors now insists that his agreement with Iran will not allow it to keep a nuclear weapons program. What the two pledges have in common is that they are both lies. No matter how many times such statements […]
Avik Roy of Forbes magazine joins Glenn Reynolds to discuss Medicaid, the federal health care program for the poor. Roy explains that most enrollments under Obamacare are in the Medicaid program, and that Medicaid is actually having a negative health impact. Hear more about the Obamacare debacle, and Roy’s new book, How Medicaid Fails the [...]
According to local reports, New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (NMIX) educational programs have been an utter failure over the past few weeks. The Farmington Daily Times reports, that officials from the NMIX have not been able to incentivize the locals to come out and find out about the wonders of Obamacare. Show More Summary
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requested a budget increase this year, some of which will be used in preparing for fraud among Obamacare programs, including the embattled insurance exchanges. Show More Summary
(John Hinderaker) Obamacare is getting hammered, and deservedly so. But for the Democrats, it’s just another fundraising opportunity. They can’t run a health insurance program, but they are great at raking in cash. This communication...Show More Summary
I’ve written about the three data waves we are facing in healthcare: data capture, data sharing, and data analytics. Primarily due to the “meaningful use” program the United States has made huge strides in electronic health record (EHR) adoption and is beginning to make progress in health information exchange (HIE). Show More Summary
If you’re looking to enroll in a government-supported health insurance program, your chances are better if you live in one of the 16 states or the District of Columbia which opted to run their own. So says DC Health Benefit Exchange Executive Director Mila Kofman. Speaking at a health reform forum in the district, Kofman [...]
Thanks to a $4 million gift from Lockheed Martin, UCLA Health System's Operation Mend now has a state-of-the-art telehealth suite, which will enable improved communication between the program's personnel, patients and partners, and a renovated recovery area for the wounded warriors who undergo surgery at the Westwood facility.
(NEW YORK) — The compensation program for people with health problems related to the Sept. 11 attacks is struggling to process a deluge of nearly 55,000 aid applications. The administrator in charge of the Sept. 11th Victim Compensation Fund released a report Friday. Show More Summary
Strange how this ends up being after the 2014 mid-terms election date, wouldn’t you say? (Bloomberg) The Obama administration plans to push back by a month the second-year start of enrollment in its health program to give insurers more time to adjust to growing pains in the U.S. Show More Summary
A Health and Human Services department official said Thursday night that the start of enrollment in the Obamacare program for 2015 will be delayed until after the midterm elections. Therefore, people who have their insurance plans cancelled...Show More Summary