By CHARLES ORNSTEIN ProPublica The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced this morning that nearly 365,000 Americans had signed up for private health insurance under Obamacare. The vast majority came from 14 states running their own insurance exchanges, while 137,000 came by way of HealthCare.gov, the much-faulted federal Web site that handles enrollment for the remaining […]
TRNS – The Obama administration said today that almost 365,000 Americans successfully purchased private health insurance plans offered by Obamacare in the first two months of open enrollment. The number, however, is less than the administration’s initial prediction earlier this year that 500,000 people would sign up for private health policies in October and November. […]
The founder of a French firm whose faulty breast implants sparked a global health scare is sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted of fraud.
As South Africa and the world mourns the death and honors the life of Nelson Mandela, a look at the nation’s slums reveals that his dream of equality hasn’t reached nearly everyone.
This strain of pot is only grown in Colorado, a state where marijuana is legal. And it seems to work on kids with severe epilepsy. Kids who have hundreds of daily seizures find them reduced, in some cases, to none. So families with children who are so suffering are moving to Colorado to start a […]
By VICTORIA JONES Talk Radio News Service WASHINGTON – Consumers are finding that, whereas premiums of medical policies on sale in the exchanges may be low, deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs are often much higher than what is typical in employer-sponsored health plans. “These plans are more generous than what’s prevalent in the current individual […]
Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter says her grandfather’s health is worsening. Makaziwe Mandela told South Africa’s state broadcaster the former president continues to fight for his life at his home in Johannesburg, which has been transformed into an intensive care unit. Three months ago, Mandela was discharged from hospital.
In Sweden, 80 percent of people ride bikes, but only a third wear helmets. A new type of helmet is worn like a scarf, but activates an airbag when a cyclist is in a crash.
The ACLU is suing Roman Catholic bishops, saying they must allow Catholic hospitals to perform abortions.The bishops don’t run the hospitals day-to-day, but the ACLU says Catholic policies still dictate hospital policies and that religious directives against abortions endanger pregnant women. The case prompted by a Catholic hospital in Muskegon, Michigan which didn’t inform a […]