Monday, December 9, 2013
Under the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," consumers will be able to enroll in new health insurance exchanges beginning Oct. 1, with coverage starting on Jan. 1, 2014.
With Maine’s decade-long attempt at reform ending and Obamacare starting, comparisons are inevitable.
The Affordable Care Act will affect different people in different ways, depending on their incomes, employment, and health care histories.
Learn what's changing, key terminology and how to apply for the new insurance plans.
Getting covered through President Barack Obama's health care law might feel like a combination of doing your taxes and making a big purchase that requires research.
Here's a step-by-step guide to the process with handy tips.
Understand the jargon.
Nine of 22 hospitals on the Leapfrog Group’s 2013 Top Rural Hospitals list are in Maine.
Others also report progress and answer questions on insurance at the USM event.
Commissioner Mary Mayhew’s visit comes amid continuing controversies at her agency.
They convey stories from parishioners about missed appointments and deliver petitions asking for immediate repairs.
A watchdog warns that the IRS could dole out too much for refunds on tax returns.
The Roman Catholic university says the mandate violates the church’s teaching prohibiting contraception.
Memorial Hospital in North Conway will continue as a New Hampshire nonprofit, but MaineHealth will have input into its budget, the services it provides and the selection of a CEO.
The top Health and Human Services official for New England will update lawmakers on the status of the federal exchange.
Federal workers and contractors are working on remaining software and hardware problems.
Seen as a condition that smokers bring upon themselves, lung cancer gets little buzz or sympathy.
Administration officials expect to meet Saturday’s deadline for handling 50,000 users at once.
One relaxed requirement will allow insurance buyers to bypass HealthCare.gov altogether.
Until next year, U.S. companies that employ 50 or more will have to secure coverage through brokers, not online, because of website troubles.
Regulators decide Anthem can give individuals more time to choose coverage that complies with the new health care law.
Roughly 40 companies have sued, arguing they should not be forced to cover some or all forms of birth control because doing so would violate their religious beliefs.
The Republican-led Senate says no to extending coverage to an estimated 49,000 poor adults.
They contend the government didn’t design the site with the kind of retail-like infrastructure it needs to keep up with demand and failed to knit its pieces together in an efficient way.
Some have their policies canceled or rush to renew early amid the confusion, but lower costs will come, a federal official says.
WellPoint shares set a record as Medicaid expansion under Obamacare promises more revenues for insurers who run state programs.
The state will pay $925,000 to The Alexander Group to help with fraud detection and assess the potential cost of expansion.