Tuesday, October 1 2013 1:52 PM EDT2013-10-01 17:52:26 GMT
(RNN) - Starting on Oct 1, open enrollment for Obamacare begins, and many are confused on how to apply. The Healthcare Marketplace provides and easy way to apply in four simple steps. Starting with theMore >>
Starting Oct. 1, enrollment for Obamacare will be open, and some have questions on how to apply for health insurance. More >>
A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Saturday, October 12 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-10-13 02:44:59 GMT
People nationwide have been unable to access welfare benefits through their EBT cards Saturday. Reports on the matter indicated the issue has no connection to the government shutdown.More >>
Xerox, which handles EBT systems in several states, said Saturday night the problem that prevented people from using their cards to shop has now been corrected. More >>
(RNN) - Despite the federal government shutdown, the exchange marketplace websites of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, launched Tuesday.
The law, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, was designed to "increase the number of Americans covered by health insurance and decrease the cost of health care."
The website healthcare.gov reported a high amount of traffic as people got their first chance to look at and enroll in a health insurance plan through the exchange. The open enrollment period runs through Mar. 31, with plans going into effect no sooner than Jan. 1.
In a CNN interview on Tuesday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said that the high traffic "shows how many people are eager to get information."
A disagreement over the Affordable Care Act led to the governmental shutdown. House Republicans hinged the budget agreement on delaying or defunding the healthcare law, something the Senate and President Barack Obama rejected.
Some states elected to run their own exchanges where residents can find options for healthcare coverage. For those in states that did not elect to run an exchange, or did not have an exchange prepared in time, they can use the federal-run version.
To find out what website applies to your state and additional information, go to healthcare.gov and click on "Want to Learn More First?' Consumers may also call 1-800-381-2596 or TTY:1-855-889-4325 for information.
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Thursday, September 26 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-09-26 23:09:36 GMT
(RNN) - If you haven't already been hearing a lot about the federal health reform lately, chances are you will soon . Several major provisions of the law, commonly known as Obamacare, are taking effectMore >>
Several major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, are taking effect in the coming months. Here are some details on what's happening, how it will work, and what it means for you.More >>
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