Health care

For the first time in more than a decade, health care spending grew more slowly than the U.S. economy from 2010 to 2012 making it the lowest rate since the federal government began tracking the data in 1960. President Barack Obama partially credits elements of the Affordable Care Act, such as reduced fees for hospital […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans enter 2014 with a profoundly negative view of their government, expressing little hope that elected officials can or will solve the nation’s biggest problems, a new poll finds. Half say America’s system of democracy needs either “a lot of changes” or a complete overhaul, according to the poll conducted by the […]

The new year is bringing a host of new laws taking effect in January or thereabouts. A look at some state and local laws that are making news: ____ ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA COLORADO, MAINE AND WASHINGTON: Colorado pot stores open Jan. 1 as retailers usher in the nation’s first legal recreational pot industry. Sales in […]

The Obama administration announced that it will allow individuals whose health care policies were canceled under the Affordable Care Act’s new rules to qualify for a hardship exemption, meaning they are not required to purchase a plan under the new law. In addition to their existing options these individuals will also be able to buy a […]

(Washington, DC – December 19, 2013) – Today on Reverend Al Sharpton’s nationally syndicated radio program, Keeping it Real with Reverend Al Sharpton, he spoke with the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.  She brought her message of the importance of American’s taking part in the Affordable Care Act to Sharpton’s audience, beginning […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government subsidies to help Americans buy insurance under the health care overhaul may be vulnerable to fraud, a Treasury Department watchdog warned on Tuesday in the latest indication that troubles are far from over for President Barack Obama‘s signature legislation. The rollout of the law has been hurt by canceled policies and […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The worst of the online glitches, crashes and delays may be over for the problem-plagued government health care website, the Department of Health and Human Services said Sunday. But that doesn’t mean HealthCare.gov is ready for a clean bill of health. Officials acknowledged more work remains on the website that included hundreds […]

National Action Network (NAN) & Rev. Al Sharpton will hold NAN’s Inaugural Health Care Award Luncheon Honoring Health Care industry leaders serving communities of color. WHO: Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network Janaye Ingram, National Executive Director, National Action Network Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States George Halvorson/Chairman, […]

Remember the days when Geraldo Rivera was actually a respected voice in journalism? My, have those times changed. The journalist recently gave everyone another reason…

Anton J. Gunn, Director of External Affairs in the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, answers your questions about Obamacare and tells you how you should prepare for the changes. What is the web site for young folks to receive more info on the Affordable […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their unity fraying, House Republicans bent but did not blink Monday in their demand for changes in the nation’s health care overhaul as the price for preventing the first partial government shutdown in 17 years. “We’re at the brink,” said Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., moments after the Senate voted 54-46 to reject […]

ATLANTA (AP) — Soon after her surgery, Susan Harrison had a string of infections that caused intense pain, leaving her weak and unable to pick up and play actively with her young grandchildren. The discomfort and fatigue often kept her from her job as a kindergarten classroom assistant. For years, Harrison thought it was just […]