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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Obamacare Enrollment Varies Widely From State To State

By Noam Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Sign-ups for insurance through President Barack Obama’s health-care law varied widely across the nation in the first year for the system’s state marketplaces, according to a new government report that shows consumers flocked to coverage in some states while enrollment fell well short of targets elsewhere. These differences […]

May 1, 2014

Health Official Says 7.5 Million Americans Now Signed Up For Obamacare

By Daniel Rothberg, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Enrollment in health care exchanges created under Obamacare has risen to 7.5 million and is expected to continue increasing, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a Senate committee Thursday. Sebelius’ announcement marks a 400,000-person uptick since Obama announced last week that 7.1 million Americans had signed […]

April 10, 2014

Mass Surge In U.S. To Sign Up For Obamacare

Washington (AFP) — Hundreds of thousands of Americans rushed to buy President Barack Obama’s new health insurance plans, prompting a victory lap from a White House that paid a steep political price for its greatest achievement. The scramble to sign up under Obama’s health care law at the end of a six-month enrollment window caused […]

April 1, 2014

Insurers Ponder 2015 Prices As Obamacare Enrollment Deadline Looms

By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — After months of head counts for Obamacare, it is the medical bills that will start to matter now. Even before enrollment closes Monday, California has far exceeded its initial goals for signing up people under the Affordable Care Act. Although the sheer volume of 1.1 million policyholders […]

March 31, 2014

Health Care Sign-ups Keep Rising, But Likely Won’t Meet Goals

By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — With less than a month remaining in the first enrollment period, more than 4.2 million Americans have signed up for health insurance on marketplaces created by President Barack Obama’s health law, administration officials announced Tuesday. The new enrollment report confirms that the administration and its allies […]

March 11, 2014

Obamacare Enrollment Hits Four Million

By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON—Enrollment in health plans sold on marketplaces created by President Barack Obama’s health care law has hit 4 million, the administration announced Tuesday, marking another milestone in the law’s implementation. The number suggests sign-ups have continued at a brisk pace in February, with about 700,000 people selecting an insurance […]

February 26, 2014

Obama’s State Of The Union Opportunity — Be The ‘Navigator-In-Chief’

No can say with certainty how many working Americans have gained Medicaid coverage thanks to Obamacare in the last few months. President Obama’s supporters recently trumpeted an estimate of around five million. Charles Gaba — whose now-famous spreadsheet at has been cited by White House officials — says the number may be as high as 6.4 […]

January 20, 2014