Health Care Reform

On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Affor­dable Care Act, a landmark health care reform bill.

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Affordable Care Act delay for medium-size business to end

The reprieves have run out. Medium-size businesses will be required to offer health insurance to most of its employees in the new year. 
By Tim Rausch | Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

Nearly one in five in Georgia uninsured

A recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey found that at the end of 2014 Georgia had the second-worst uninsured rate at 19.1 percent. Texas topped the list at 24.4 percent.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Deadline for health care overhaul is coming

Uninsured Americans face an important deadline at the end of this month, and many don't realize it.
By Tom Murphy | Friday, March 14, 2014

Uninsured call insurance unaffordable

Halfway through the open-enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act, nearly 70 percent of uninsured Americans say they haven’t visited a Web site to sign up. Their biggest reason? They think ...
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Web site crashes but deadline extended

The Web site still crashes but the deadline that was supposed to be just before midnight Monday is extended a day.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

Obama says 1 million signed up for health care

WASHINGTON - His health care plan facing a dicey transition, President Obama said Friday that insurance sign-ups are surging now that the government's Web site is working better for consumers.
By Julie Pace | Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

Feds try to smooth bumpy health care transition

WASHINGTON - Antici­pating more health care disruptions, the Obama administration Thursday announced a batch of measures intended to help consumers avoid lapses in their care.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

15 SC health insurers will extend canceled policies

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's insurance agency says 144,000 people with previously canceled health insurance policies can renew their plans, following President Obama's reversal.
By Seanna Adcox | Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Locals get insurance sign-up help

Charles Maddox was one of a small group who showed up for in-person help through a session hosted by navigator Terri Gant of Medical Associates Plus@Belle Terrace.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

Obama struggles to save health law

WASHINGTON - President Obama's health care law risks coming unglued because of his administration's bungles and his own inflated promises. To avoid that fate, Obama needs breakthroughs on three ...
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

What to know about Medicare cuts

Health insurers say federal funding cuts to privately run versions of Medicare will force them to whack plan benefits and increase premiums.
By Tom Murphy | Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

Policy cancellations: Obama will allow old plans

Obama, changing course, will allow sale of canceled health care plans for existing customers.
By David Espo | Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

Treasury loosen rules on health spending accounts

Wor­kers who take advantage of special tax-free accounts to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses could soon be allowed to carry over up to $500 from one year to the next.
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

Many insured must buy new health plans

COLUMBIA - Nearly a month into the health care rollout, many South Car­o­lin­ians with health insurance are learning they must buy a new policy.
By Seanna Adcox | Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

Health insurance exchange enrollment in Georgia still unknown

Two weeks into enrollment for the health insurance exchange, the number of Georgians who have signed up for the new coverage remains a mystery.
By Andy Miller | Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

Rosenberg: Small businesses give exchanges mixed reviews

NEW YORK - More small businesses than expected are signing up for health insurance on state exchanges that opened this month.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

Web site stalls but interest remains high

Ten days after the Web site went live to allow people to log in, find insurance plans and subsidy information and then enroll, a number of glitches appear to still prevent that from happening.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

Tips for buying insurance without subsidy help

The enrollment period for the nation's new health insurance system started Oct. 1. Here are some shopping tips to consider if you make too much to land a helping hand from the overhaul with next ...
By Tom Murphy | Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013

Georgia centers push to enroll for 'Obamacare'

Georgia health centers push forward on implementing the Affordable Care Act.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

Affordable Care Act: State faces ‘navigator’ gap as exchange debuts

The state insurance commissioner’s office reported that only four “navigators’’ had received licenses in Georgia by midafternoon Monday, just hours before the health reform law’s exchange was ...
By Andy Miller | Monday, Sept. 30, 2013
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