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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 November 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

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

Increase In Medicaid Sign-Ups Could Put Pressure On Health Care System

New numbers released by the government this week, suggest that the Affordable Care Act website is doing better and drawing in many people who are eligible for Medicaid.

12/12/2013

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act listen as President Barack Obama speaks during an event at the White House on Dec. 3, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Obama Tries To Repair Image Of Health Care Law

With his image battered amid the botched rollout of his signature health care law, President Barack launched a campaign Tuesday to defend the Affordable Care Act.

12/03/2013

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Obamacare Key Dates In 2014

Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.

11/25/2013

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the 2013 Tribal Nations Conference on Nov. 13, 2013 in Washington (credit: Kristoffer Tripplaar/ Sipa Press)

Obama’s Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low

The botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act has sunk Barack Obama’s approval rating to the the lowest point of his presidency, a CBS News poll shows.

11/20/2013

New York City Taxis (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Cab Drivers Spar Over New ‘Taxi Tax’ To Help With Health Insurance Sign-Up

Some cabbies turned in petitions over the six cents per fare fee, but other drivers said the money will go to good use.

11/20/2013

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