Affordable Care Act
Despite progress, gaps still exist in access to care and affordability for low-income adults.
Since the start of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, patient deaths due to hospital-acquired infections have dropped by almost 90,000.
Over the next few years, more states will work to make the recent Medicaid expansion work for clinicians.
Low-income HIV patients are faring better under the Affordable Care Act than they did on traditional state assistance.
More Americans have reported access to affordable health insurance and feel they are in better health since the ACA.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court voted to uphold tax subsidies for Americans enrolled in the Affordable Care Act.
Prices were significantly lower at family practice offices versus internists, in offices participating in Medicare managed care plans, and in federally qualified health centers.
But many Americans still can't afford medical care
Estimates suggests that primary-care providers can expect about 70 additional visits a year per year, or slightly more than one visit a week.
Results of a 2013 survey indicate that three out of 10 Americans believe money is a barrier to receiving care.
Federal and state legislation aimed at boosting primary care infrastructure is aiding nurse practitioner progress.
Obama's nominee, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, will seek to burnish ACA's image amid mid-term election fray.
Applicants need to check a box on HealthCare.gov website to be eligible to extend enrollment deadline.
Companies in three size classes will benefit from healthcare reform deadline extensions.
More than one million people have signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
About 25.4 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one free preventive service in 2013.
People whose insurance policies were cancelled can also buy bare-bones coverage under last-minute Affordable Care Act revision.
Extension of dependent health coverage in 2010 has increased private coverage, decreased gaps.
Proposed change comes amid intense bipartisan pressure for a health-law fix.
Fewer than 27,000 people signed up for insurance through federal exchange in October, officials report.
Pressure mounts for solutions to health-law problems as Nov. 30 deadline nears.
Enforcement of 2008 law will require insurers to treat mental illness the same as physical illness.
Medicare chief says HealthCare.gov is secure, site operations are improving.
Just six people were able to enroll in a health insurance plan via the federal insurance exchange website on Oct. 1st.
HHS Secretary insists the troubled online registration site will be fixed by end of November.
Lawmakers demand answers on HealthCare.gov foul-up.
The government is committed to fixing the problems as quickly as possible, noting that it's only three weeks into the six-month open-enrollment period.
However, most participants in a Gallup poll indicated they will get insurance by December rather than pay a fine.
About half of voters will blame the Republicans 'a lot' in government shut down.
Most consumers will be able to choose between two or more different health insurance companies, at premiums about 16% less than originally expected.