The Affordable Care Act goes into effect Oct. 1, 2013. The Post-Gazette has reported how the act, also referred to as "Obamacare" will affect Pittsburghers, and the business community.
Key consumer questions about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
If you're like the majority of the country, you are aware of some big changes coming to the American health care system -- but you're not sure what it means to you.
Once Americans warm up to the idea of buying health insurance online, the goal is then to get those shoppers to make the best purchase for their health care dollar.
The Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with pharmacy chains across the country -- including, most recently, Cumberland County-based Rite Aid Corp. -- to spread the word about Obamacare and the new online health insurance marketplaces
Pittsburghers will have dozens of plan choices when the Affordable Care Act marketplace opens Oct. 1, and competition from health insurers means premiums nationwide will be lower than expected, according to a new administration report.
What kind of prescription drug coverage will be included in the plans that go on sale Oct. 1 in the federal health care exchanges?
A majority of Americans thinks it's OK to charge higher health insurance rates to smokers, but not to overweight people, according to a Gallup poll<./p>
Health insurance exchanges, which operate as health plan marketplaces for people who otherwise cannot afford to purchase insurance, will help shape the future of American health care when major components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act go online in 2014. But because most people still get their health insurance through their work, employers play a key role, too.
The coming changes are of particular concern to small businesses -- those with 50 or fewer employees -- as they typically shop for insurance through a broker while larger companies are more likely to self-insure.
The ongoing effort to provide health coverage for uninsured Americans is reminiscent of the fight for civil rights, said U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
A Kaiser Family Foundation analysis found that 15 percent of African Americans in Pennsylvania are without health insurance and nearly two-thirds of them would qualify for coverage under federal poverty level criteria set out by the Affordable Care Act if Medicaid were expanded.
William England, Pennsylvania state director for Enroll America -- a non-partisan group based in Washington, D.C -- and his staff of 11 is charged with educating and enrolling as many of the 1 million to 1.2 million uninsured Pennsylvanians as possible during the open enrollment period, which runs through March 31.
Congressional Republicans' threat to stop funding the federal government come Oct. 1 won't stop the Affordable Care Act's online insurance markets from opening on Tuesday, top White House aides say.
Speaking to a friendly crowd of college students, President Barack Obama said he will not back down on health care.
With regulations and federal guidance still coming out, sometimes on a daily basis, it's not always clear what they should prepare for.
Getting covered through the health care law might feel like a combination of doing your taxes and making a big purchase.
Will the online health insurance exchanges work as advertised when they go live?
Error pages, long telephone wait times and other snags plagued the debut. The good news is that the Web crashes were a symptom of high demand -- or at least high curiosity -- on the first day of a six-month open enrollment period.
Those who did get into the website faced a four-step process to sign up for coverage: creating an account, applying, choosing a plan and then enrolling. The three major local insurers are offering a range of plans.
Physicians who treat new health insurance marketplace customers may have no choice but to keep track of all 35 plans.
First Published September 25, 2013 11:45 AM