News and explanatory stories on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Understanding health care reform
Washington Two Michigan lawmakers will lead the GOP's charge this week in grilling top Obama administration officials about problems with the federal health care exchange website.
Credit scores have joined the ring of confusion surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the newly opened health insurance exchanges.
As millions of working Americans open their employer's health care packets this month, many will be encountering a new option: high-deductible plans linked to health savings accounts that come loaded with tax benefits.
Four health fairs held in Detroit last week were conducted by Florida insurance agents selling only Blue Cross products, prompting health advocates to urge consumers to beware that not all groups offering assistance on the Michigan Health Exchange are impartial.
Washington Nearly a month into the dysfunctional rollout, the Obama administration acknowledged the wide extent of its health care website's problems Friday and abruptly turned to a private company to oversee urgent fixes.
Washington A career management consultant with a knack for taming bureaucratic backlogs is the man President Barack Obama is now counting on to help turn around a problem-plagued website that has marred the rollout of Obama's signature health care law.
After the president of the United States spoke Monday about the disastrous opening of HealthCare.gov, I decided to give the website a whirl.
The health care overhaul is expected to help millions of uninsured obtain coverage, but that assistance has limits.
Almost 500,000 Americans have submitted applications for health insurance through the online exchanges being run by the federal government and 14 states, according to an Obama administration official.
Washington The Obama administration's internal projections called for strong enrollment in the states in the first year of new health insurance markets, according to unpublished estimates obtained by the Associated Press.
Washington The debut of the government's health insurance marketplaces drew a huge audience and underwhelming reviews.
Washington The government's new health insurance marketplaces are drawing lots of rotten tomatoes in early reviews, but people are at least checking them out.
Washington You'll have to get coverage by Valentine's Day or thereabouts to avoid penalties for being uninsured, the Obama administration confirmed Wednesday.
Calculator: Health care discounts
Michigan has about 436,000 residents who could qualify for federal subsidies to purchase policies on the states health insurance exchange, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis. Are you one of them? Work the calculator to get subsidy estimates and insurance premiums available for coverage sold on the health exchange.
Interactive: Explaining the key points
- Oct. 1: Launch of on-line health insurance exchanges, deadline for employers to notify workers about the health insurance exchanges.
- Oct. 1 to March 31: Open enrollment period for the health exchange.
- Jan. 1: Americans must be insured.
- March 31: Grace period ends; afterwords, citizens may be penalized.
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