WASHINGTON - Americans are exercising more, but that has not done much to slim their waistlines, underscoring the immense challenge confronting health advocates fighting the nation's obesity crisis.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration made a final attempt Friday to quell the controversy over a requirement in the president's health law that insurance plans offer contraceptive coverage to women, issuing regulations that exempt churches and religiously affiliated organizations from payin…
WASHINGTON - House Republicans voted for the 37th time Thursday evening to repeal all or part of President Obama's health-care law, underscoring once again the deep partisan divide over the landmark 2010 legislation.
WASHINGTON - Less than a year before Americans will be required to have insurance under President Obama's health-care law, many of its backers are growing increasingly anxious that premiums could jump, driven up by the legislation itself.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court, after three days of arguments on President Obama's health-care overhaul, appeared ready to strike down not just the requirement that individuals have insurance, but the entire law, invalidating a major piece of domestic legislation for the first time since the…
WASHINGTON - Giving a surprise boost to the new health-care law,
one of the nation's most closely watched federal courts ruled
Tuesday that the law's requirement that most Americans get health
insurance is constitutional.
ATLANTA - The cardiac intensive-care unit at Egleston Children's
Hospital in Atlanta gleams and hums with a dazzling array of
scientific wonders that breathe for tiny lungs and monitor every
beat of an infant heart.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court struck down a pillar of
President Obama's national health-care law, ruling that Congress
does not have the power to require all Americans to buy health
insurance and setting the stage for a Supreme Court decision ahead
of the 2012 elections.
WASHINGTON - The heated debate over the federal deficit has
pumped new life into controversial proposals for requiring
Americans on Medicare to pay more for their health care, raising
the possibility that seniors' medical bills could jump hundreds, or
even thousands of dollars.
GLADSTONE, Mo. - Major insurers around the country say a growing
number of small businesses are signing up to give their workers
health benefits, a sign of potential progress for the nation's
battered health-care system.
WASHINGTON - As employers struggle with rising health-care costs
and a sour economy, U.S. workers for the first time in at least a
decade are being asked to shoulder the entire cost of rising health
benefits on their own.
WASHINGTON - Clarifying a much-anticipated new benefit in the
new health-care law, the Obama administration on Wednesday issued
rules outlining how millions of consumers will soon be able get
many preventive medical services at no out-of-pocket cost.
WASHINGTON - Senior citizens who hit the so-called doughnut hole
in Medicare's drug benefit will begin getting $250 rebate checks in
two weeks, the Obama administration announced Thursday, providing
one of the first tangible benefits of the recently enacted
WASHINGTON - Facing unbending Republican opposition to a
sweeping health-care overhaul, President Obama confronted a stark
reality Thursday as his extraordinary televised summit ended: If he
and his Democratic allies in Congress want to reshape the nation's
health-care system, they will have…
WASHINGTON — Capping months of work, House Democratic leaders on
Tuesday introduced their plan for a sweeping remake of the nation's
health-care system. Among the provisions in the 1,018-page bill:
creation of a new government insurance option, increased regulation
of the insurance industry …