The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday announced that 217,492 Illinoisans signed up for private health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by the end of the first enrollment period, beating federal government expectations.
House Republicans issued a report Wednesday saying that one-third of people who signed up for health insurance through new federal exchanges hadn't paid their first month's premium as of mid-April, which could undermine the Obama administration's claims of robust enrollment under the new health law.
Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after the White House announced that more people than expected had signed up for the "Obamacare" health plan.
President Barack Obama's new nominee for health secretary drew some early political fire from Republicans on Sunday in what could foreshadow a stormy election-year confirmation debate in the U.S. Senate over the future of the law known as Obamacare.
Kathleen Sebelius, the top U.S. official who oversaw the badly managed rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reforms, has resigned, a senior administration official said on Thursday.
The Grassroots Collaborative on Sunday rallied in support of two men who were arrested while doing community outreach work to promote the Affordable Care Act on behalf of the organization. A Chicago police official on Sunday told the Chicago Tribune that the judge will likely dismiss the charges against the men.