Health Care

Health and Human Service kiosk to help people enroll in health care plans (Credit:CBS2)

Kiosks Pop Up Across Tri-State To Help With Health Care Enrollment

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut also have outreach offices that residents can visit to get enrolled.

11/29/2014

Your insurance card is the latest target for identity thieves looking for free health care. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Identity Thieves May Be After Your Health Insurance

In the wrong hands your insurance card is worth a fortune. It’s actually the largest target of identity thieves who want it to obtain free health care.

08/08/2014

New York's online health insurance marketplace (Credit: CBSNewYork.com)

Some NY Health Exchange Insurers Seek Sharp Hikes

Some insurance companies participating in New York’s health care exchange want to jack up rates, raising new fears about the cost of medical insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

07/03/2014

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Seen At 11: Withholding Information From Your Doctor Could Be Deadly

Whether it’s a checkup or something more, patients who withhold information from their doctors could be putting their lives at risk.

05/30/2014

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Team-Based Medical Care Gaining Steam, Backed By Physicians Groups

A team might include a nurse practitioner, a physician assistant, a medical assistant, a care coordinator, a nurse and an office manager. Even a dietician or clinical pharmacist may be part of the team.

04/18/2014

Doctors performing surgery. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Saving Money By Haggling For Health Care

We all know health care is not cheap, but there are actually ways to cut those costs dramatically.

04/04/2014

This image taken March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC shows a page on the HealthCare.gov website indicating that the site is too busy for the amount of traffic. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Affordable Care Act Projected To Meet Enrollee Goal

The Obama administration says a new technical problem briefly prevented last-minute users from signing up on the government’s health insurance website.

03/31/2014

Woman Looks At Affordable Care Act Online (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Adds More Time For Some Health Care Applicants

The Obama administration has extended the deadline for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act.

03/25/2014

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius  (file/credit: Getty Images)

HHS Secretary In NJ To Push Health Insurance Enrollment Ahead Of Next Week’s Deadline

Those who fail to sign up for health insurance by next Monday will not be able to enroll until next year and will have to pay a penalty on their taxes.

03/24/2014

Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn. (Credit: CBS 2)

State To Reinvest Medicaid Savings On Hospitals, Health Care

New York State has reached an agreement with federal officials for a waiver allowing the state to reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings to support hospitals and improve health care, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Charles Schumer said Thursday evening.

02/13/2014

Screen capture of New York State of Health website

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Agrees To Reimburse Customers After Probe Into Sign-Up, Billing Problems

Thousands of New Yorkers who had faced problems enrolling for plans through the state’s health care exchange and other issues will receive three weeks of free coverage, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.

02/09/2014

Screen capture of New York State of Health website

Legislators Cite Flaws In New York Health Exchange

Lost insurance coverage, higher premiums and confusion were among the problems New Yorkers have faced in trying to sign up for health care under the new federal law, state lawmakers said Monday.

01/13/2014

Screen capture of New York's online health insurance marketplace.

As Obamacare Deadline Looms, Insurance Companies Pile On The Taxes

Time is running out to sign up for Obamacare. Many are still scrambling to get coverage by Jan. 1. In the meantime, we’re now beginning to see the taxes added on by insurance companies because of the law.

12/26/2013

Screen capture of New York's online health insurance marketplace.

New York Extends Health Care Signup Deadline To Tuesday

New York extended Monday’s deadline for purchasing health insurance to avoid a lapse in coverage on Jan. 1 by one day. New Yorkers now have until shortly before midnight on Tuesday to find a plan.

12/23/2013

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an Organizing for Action "Obamacare Summit" at the St. Regis Hotel on Nov. 4, 2013, in Washington, D.C.  (credit: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

President On Obamacare: ‘We Screwed It Up'; Changes Made Prior To Deadline

The clock is ticking toward a Monday deadline to enroll in Obamacare, and the White House has approved another round of changes to get more people into the program.

12/20/2013

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