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U.S. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius quits, ending tenure marred by rocky Obamacare rollout

U.S. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius quits, ending tenure marred by rocky Obamacare rollout

The national health care initiative has gone through some troubled times but has shown more success recently, and Sebelius apparently will resign just as the program topped its first-year enrollment goal, according to two people familiar with the decision.
In final debate, Nebraska's GOP Senate candidates talk campaign finance, Obamacare

In final debate, Nebraska's GOP Senate candidates talk campaign finance, Obamacare

In addition to discussing policy issues, the candidates — Bart McLeay, Shane Osborn, Sid Dinsdale and Ben Sasse — took a few jabs at one another in the forum at the University of Nebraska College of Law in Lincoln.
8 million Americans have gained coverage since September

8 million Americans have gained coverage since September

The percentage of Americans lacking health insurance falls to its lowest level since before Barack Obama assumed the presidency.
Obamacare: Door closed until next year for buying most individual policies

Obamacare: Door closed until next year for buying most individual policies

Insurance firms, with a few exceptions, stop until 2015 selling individual plans once sold year-round.
Obama celebrates 7.1 million health care sign-ups

Obama celebrates 7.1 million health care sign-ups

After facing a rocky start and chorus of naysayers who declared his health care law a failure, President Barack Obama on Tuesday celebrated a better-than-expected 7.1 million sign-ups for health coverage that he said should end the debate over whether the law should be repealed.
Q&A: Status report on Obamacare as health law hits 2014 deadline

Q&A: Status report on Obamacare as health law hits 2014 deadline

Step by step, the law is taking effect. People are signing up. Insurance is kicking in or changing for millions of Americans.
Software glitch complicates mad dash to sign-up deadline

Software glitch complicates mad dash to sign-up deadline

A software glitch puts HealthCare.gov out of service for four hours early in the day Monday.
Health care website stumbles on last day

Health care website stumbles on last day

The Obama administration's health care website stumbled early Monday , falling out of service for nearly four hours on deadline day for sign-ups. After it was fixed, officials plowed ahead with a nationwide promotional drive, almost like getting out the vote on Election Day.
Gay couples find uneven access to health insurance

Gay couples find uneven access to health insurance

For gay couples, access to family insurance plans under the law is not guaranteed this year, and their options run the gamut, mirroring in part the patchwork of state laws governing same-sex marriage that have changed rapidly in recent years.
Last call for health care sign-ups; enrollment counselors getting busier and busier

Last call for health care sign-ups; enrollment counselors getting busier and busier

The nation is passing 5 million people signed up for the health plans through the marketplaces — 26,000 in Nebraska and 15,300 in Iowa by March 1 — but time is running out. Nationally, 800,000 people signed up during the first two weeks of March.
Obamacare: Federal health care enrollments pass 6 million mark

Obamacare: Federal health care enrollments pass 6 million mark

The announcement — four days before open enrollment season ends Monday — fulfills a revised goal set by the Congressional Budget Office.
Switch to Obamacare in 2015 may be costly for Nebraskans

Switch to Obamacare in 2015 may be costly for Nebraskans

Nebraskans who switch to individual Affordable Care Act policies next year likely will pay higher premiums, the state's insurance director said Tuesday.
Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees' preventive care plans.
U.S. Supreme Court contraception ruling could have broader reach

U.S. Supreme Court contraception ruling could have broader reach

The Supreme Court today will hear arguments in a case that pits religious liberty against women's rights. But that issue only begins to touch on the potential consequences of the court's ruling in the case, notably for laws barring discrimination against gay men and lesbians.
Obamacare: It's out with the old for Nebraskans' health plans

Obamacare: It's out with the old for Nebraskans' health plans

Despite President Obama's announcement earlier this month that states could let people keep extending their old insurance policies through Oct. 1, 2016, the State of Nebraska said Monday that individual and small-group policies issued or renewed after Jan. 1, 2014, in the state must comply with the federal law.
Obama says health care program stable

Obama says health care program stable

Despite a disastrous start and relentless Republican opposition, President Barack Obama said Friday that enrollment in his signature health care program is high enough to make it stable for the millions who have signed up.
Obamacare: Individual insurance mandate won't be delayed, HHS chief Sebelius says

Obamacare: Individual insurance mandate won't be delayed, HHS chief Sebelius says

Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, said Wednesday that the Obama administration would not extend the deadline for people to sign up for health insurance or delay the requirement for most Americans to have coverage.
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