The Future of Health Care

7:59am: Companies want their employees to lose weight. They are offering carrots and sticks to entice people to shed pounds and become more active. More
Sep 29: As deductibles soar, hospitals are asking patients to pay their deductibles and co-payments before getting treatment. More
Sep 23: 25% more health issuers to offer Obamacare plans in 2015 More
Sep 16: First official government report shows big decrease in uninsured after Obamacare kicks in and more Americans gain health insurance. More
Sep 10: Workers are shelling out more for premiums, deductibles, doctor visits and drugs as employer health insurance costs rise. More
Sep 4: Health spending will rise to 5.6% in 2014, up from historically low rates, said the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. More
Aug 19: Low-income consumers struggling to pay their insurance premiums may soon be able to get help from their local hospitals or United Way. More
Aug 7: An Obamacare provision that could be implemented as early as next year requires employers with 200-plus workers to enroll them in employer health insurance. Employees could opt-out. More
Jul 23: Hospitals are hoping online ER appointments will help attract patients anxious to avoid long waits in a crowded and often chaotic environment. More
Jul 22: One recently retired airline worker on Obamacare said his tax credit for 2014 will return him $3,600 for the year, or 23% of his annual income. He's watching the dueling court rulings closely. More
Jul 22: Two opposing court rulings issued Tuesday sowed confusion about whether 4.7 million Americans can keep their Obamacare subsidies. More
Jul 15: Americans needed help from enrollment counselors to sign up for Obamacare, a new study shows. Many required up to two hours of assistance. More
Jul 14: Medicare is cracking down on hospitals with high rates of patient injuries and infections. More
Jul 10: The number of uninsured Americans has dropped steeply since Obamacare insurance took effect this year. More
Jul 1: The Supreme Court decision on whether employers must provide contraceptive coverage could have broader impact than just Hobby Lobby. More
Jul 1: Obamacare exchanges couldn't resolve most inconsistencies in applications for insurance and subsidies, federal inspectors found. More
Jun 27: Insurers are expanding onto more Obamacare exchanges, giving consumers more choices for 2015 coverage. More
Jun 19: Nearly six in 10 people who signed up for Obamacare exchange plans were previously uninsured, Kaiser study finds. More
Jun 18: Those qualifying for an Obamacare subsidy are receiving $264 a month, on average. They are paying $82 a month for coverage. More
May 7: Insurers say that most people signing up for Obamacare are paying their premiums. More
May 1: Latinos are more likely to be uninsured than any other racial or ethnic group. But only 10.7% signed up on the Obamacare exchanges. More
Apr 21: The human toll of the 'coverage gap' can be found all too easily in Hidalgo County in Texas, one of 24 states that opted out of expanded Medicaid under Obamacare. More
Apr 21: Private insurers allow doctors to charge more than Medicare does. More
Apr 17: Obamacare sign ups hit 8 million, though final enrollment remains to be seen. More
Apr 11: Some Medicare doctors are reaping in big bucks. CNNMoney looks at who is making money and for what services. More
Apr 9: Medicare paid doctors and other providers $77 billion in 2012. More
Apr 4: Medicaid enrollment increases by 3 million, or 5.2%, between October and February. Enrollment is ongoing. More
Apr 3: Obamacare open enrollment is over, but Americans who started the process get extra time to finish. But it's leaving many in limbo. More
Mar 31: CNNMoney looks at what's known about Obamacare and what questions remain. More
Mar 30: Obamacare has hit 6 million sign-ups, but does that mean it's a success? CNNMoney looks at how to measure it. More
Mar 27: Obamacare signups top 6 million in last-minute enrollment crush. More
Mar 26: A new poll find that 60% of uninsured don't know they have to sign up for coverage on the exchanges by March 31. More
Mar 21: The Obama administration may let people who run into difficulty signing up before the March 31 deadline more time to finish their applications More
Mar 19: Many Americans are having a tough time finding doctors or hospitals who will accept their Obamacare insurance. More
Mar 11: Some 4.2 million people have picked Obamacare plans, as of March 1. One month left to go in open enrollment. More
Mar 11: Casino workers in one Las Vegas union may strike unless their employers pony up more money to cover Obamacare fees. More
Mar 6: A new McKinsey survey shows the number of uninsured Americans signing up for coverage under Obamacare is growing, but the number remains low. More
Mar 5: The Obama administration is allowing insurers to renew pre-Obamacare plans until Oct. 2016. Not all states and insurers will allow this. More
Mar 3: All eyes are focused on enrollment in the Obamacare exchanges, but insurers are signing up people outside the exchanges too. More
Feb 27: One Florida chain of restaurants is levying a surcharge on customers to pay for Obamacare, while an L.A. eatery is asking diners to pay for employees' health insurance. More
Feb 25: Some Americans can quit their jobs now that they don't have to depend on their employer to get affordable insurance. More
Feb 18: Latinos and other minorities are shying away from enrolling in health insurance through Obamacare exchanges. Advocates are picking up the outreach. More
Feb 12: Nearly 3.3 million people signed up for coverage through the Obamacare exchanges by Feb. 1. Some 31% are age 34 and under. More
Feb 12: Companies, especially large ones, know if they have really sick employees. But they often don't know names. More
Feb 10: The Obama administration is giving mid-sized firms more time to comply with Obamacare employer mandate. More
Feb 6: AOL will pay 401(k) company match on Dec. 31 to pay for $7.1 million in Obamacare costs. More
Feb 6: Many people will opt to work less or quit their job to hold onto their Obamacare subsides or Medicaid expansion, the CBO found. Experts explain who would want to work less. More
Feb 4: Obamacare will reduce full-time-equivalent jobs by 2.5 million in 2024, as people opt to work less to retain Medicaid and subsidy eligibility. More
Jan 30: Some people who've signed up for Obamacare aren't paying their first month's premiums. These folks will see their policy choices canceled. More
Jan 28: President Obama said in the State of the Union that 9 million people have signed up for private health insurance or Medicaid coverage thanks to Obamacare. More
Jan 22: Target will stop offering health care to part-time employees. Instead it will give them $500 to shop on the Obamacare exchanges. More
Jan 16: The White House hopes that 40% of Obamacare enrollees will be young adults. So far, it's only about a quarter. And some, like 26-year old Arie Lipinski, say Obamacare is not affordable. More
Jan 13: More women than men are signing up for Obamacare, and 30% of applicants are age 34 and under, according to new enrollment data. More
Jan 13: The White House is touting that 6 million people gained coverage thanks to Obamacare. But that's not entirely true. More
Jan 12: Consumers complain they can't use their new Obamacare benefits because they are having issues with their insurers. They call, but wait endlessly on hold. More
Jan 10: The health care sector sheds jobs for the first time since mid-2003. Nursing homes and home health aides were particularly hurt. More
Jan 9: For some, the start of Obamacare means the loss of their health insurance coverage. More
Jan 6: Growth in health care spending remained low in 2012, for the fourth year in a row. But the pace is expected to pick up in coming years. More
Dec 31: Some people who've signed up to be insured under Obamacare will start new year in limbo because they haven't paid their first premium or their paperwork isn't in order. More
Dec 24: Many people rush to sign up for Obamacare ahead of deadline for Jan. 1 coverage. Both state and federal exchanges see the surge. More
Dec 22: The deadline to pick an insurance plan through healthcare.gov is Tuesday, though some state-based exchanges have later deadlines. Don't forget to pay your premium. More
Dec 20: Healthcare.gov, the Obamacare website, went down Friday morning, just ahead of Monday's deadline to apply for coverage starting Jan. 1. More
Dec 18: The rich receive better access to health care and medical treatment. CNNMoney looks at four aspects of health care inequality. More
Dec 11: Sign-ups on Obamacare exchanges have picked up steam. But it's far from the 7 million projected to enroll. More
Dec 6: The health care sector has added jobs for 124 straight months. But it's only growing by an average of 19,000 per month this year, versus 27,000 last year. More
Dec 5: Just picking an Obamacare plan doesn't mean you have health insurance. You have to pay your first month's premium to be insured. More
Dec 2: The Obama administration says it has fixed a major problem with Obamacare applications getting to insurers. But insurers are reporting major problems. More
Dec 2: Some state insurance commissioners negotiated lower Obamacare premiums with insurers, while others did little. More
Nov 25: More than 100,000 people currently eligible for Medicaid are signing up in states that are not expanding the public health program under Obamacare. More
Nov 21: Obamacare applications ramp up in California. Now 10,000 people a day are registering for either a private insurance plan or Medicaid. More
Nov 21: Some Americans are finding the deductibles and co-pays in the exchange plans surprisingly high. More
Nov 18: Few people eligible for subsidies have signed up for Obamacare in the first month. They are expected to make up 86% of enrollees. More
Nov 15: For Obama's fix for canceled policies to work, it must be accepted by state regulators, insurers and policyholders. More
Nov 14: Federal officials must fix not only the HealthCare.gov site, but also simplify the application process, President Obama says. More
Nov 14: Americans may keep their existing insurance plan for a year even if the policies aren't Obamacare-compliant. More
Nov 13: Here are the Obamacare sign-up numbers you need to know. More
Nov 13: White House announces 27,000 people signed up for Obamacare on federal exchange in the first month, and another 79,000 in other states. More
Nov 7: The Obamacare website offers premium information only for those age 27 and 50 in its plan browser feature. That may lowball the actual premium prices for many. More
Nov 7: Low- and moderate-income couples may find they can get a better deal on premium tax credits because of the Obamacare 'marriage penalty.' More
Nov 5: Some Californians get to keep health policies for 90 days before they have to switch to one that complies with Obamacare. More
Nov 5: Even if the newly created Obamacare data hub is hacked into, attackers will find nothing but encrypted messages leading to locked boxes. More
Nov 1: Delaying the individual mandate of Obamacare would prompt insurers to raise premiums since younger, healthier Americans would likely not sign up in droves. More
Oct 31: The data hub behind the Obamacare website went down on Tuesday night and was fully restored on Thursday morning. More
Oct 30: Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius answered Congress' questions Wednesday about Obamacare website's security flaws. More
Oct 29: The data hub behind the Obamacare website went down on Tuesday night and was only partially restored by morning. More
Oct 29: Administration resolves conflicting deadline between Obamacare application and coverage start; both are March 31. More
Oct 29: Insurers are canceling many individual insurance policies, so people will have to shop for pricier Obamacare plans. More
Oct 29: Until last week, clumsy computer coding on Healthcare.gov meant that someone could easily gain partial access to your account on the Obamacare website. More
Oct 27: A malfunction shut down users ability to apply for Obamacare over the weekend. More
Oct 22: The official Obamacare site may not be perfect, but its problems are mostly solvable. More
Oct 21: Technical snafus, paperwork problems, higher-than-expected premiums are among the Obamacare complaints. More
Oct 20: Additional manpower has been called in to work on the glitchy Obamacare website. More
Oct 17: Debt ceiling deal calls for tougher income verification standards for Obamacare applicants. But experts say it won't make much of a difference. More
Oct 14: Insurers are limiting the choice of doctors in some Obamacare plans to keep costs down. More
Oct 10: Roughly 2.5 million low- and middle-income adults and children won't qualify for subsidies because of how Obamacare treats families. More
Oct 9: Many think they can forgo insurance in 2014 and just pay the penalty. They figure if they get sick, they'll sign up then. But it doesn't work that way. More
Oct 7: Health care spending growth is at record lows. But does Obamacare get the credit? More
Oct 4: Obamacare exchanges are getting a mixed reception from those looking for coverage. Some think the premiums are too high, while others are surprised at the affordability. More
Oct 1: Residents of several states are finding error messages when they try to sign up for Obamacare exchanges. More
Oct 1: The Obamacare exchanges are finally open for enrollment. There are places you can go if you need help signing up. More

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