News tagged with health care law

Smoking ban in cars with children difficult to enforce

More than 500 health care professionals have signed an open letter to MPs urging their support for a ban on smoking in vehicles with children in. The ban forms part of the Children and Families Bill, whic ...

Feb 10, 2014
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Poll finds drop in uninsured rate

A closely watched survey says the nation's uninsured rate dropped modestly this month as the major coverage expansion under President Barack Obama's health care law got underway.

Jan 23, 2014
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US judge: State abortion ultrasound law illegal

A North Carolina law requiring women who want an abortion to have an ultrasound and then have a medical provider describe the image to them is a violation of constitutional free-speech rights, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Jan 18, 2014
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Health plan sticker shock ahead for some buyers

Many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what seems like a logical choice: They're picking the cheapest one.

Dec 22, 2013
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Injunction granted in US birth control lawsuit

A U.S. judge granted an injunction Friday that prohibits the government from enforcing the federal health care law's requirement that insurance coverage include access to the morning-after pill and similar contraceptives ...

Dec 21, 2013
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Obama opens insurance law loophole

The Obama administration opened a last-minute loophole in its health insurance overhaul, offering one-year hardship exemptions from tax penalties to Americans whose private coverage was cancelled because it did not meet the ...

Dec 20, 2013
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Options set for those lacking new health coverage

People whose existing health care insurance has been canceled because of the Affordable Care Act will not be hit with tax penalties for failing to line up new coverage as required under the law.

Dec 20, 2013
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US immigrants hesitate to seek health insurance

Many immigrant families are hesitant about applying for government subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, worried that providing personal information could draw the attention of immigration ...

Dec 16, 2013
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Poll: Health law seen as eroding coverage

A poll finds that Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama's health care law for their rising premiums and deductibles.

Dec 15, 2013
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