Health Insurance

Obamacare’s opening day sees millions flood health insurance

As the US government began its partial shutdown on Tuesday morning, the online health insurance marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act opened for business. Rigid Republican opposition to Obamacare is what led to the gridlock in Washington, yet the nationwide exchanges proved so popular on their first day that their websites struggled and, in some cases, crashed under the weight of the traffic.

Idea to trim US mail delivery prompts new hunger strike

As negotiations continue between the Senate and the House on a possible year-end deal to help the financially struggling US Postal Service, a small band of protesters launched its second hunger strike in six months on Tuesday.

What is it really like to stay in a private hospital?

Mention private hospitals to most people and it’s likely you’ll conjure up images of enjoying a sunny room all to yourself, smiling nurses in pristine uniforms, flat screen TV on the wall and great food.  

Men's health: What you need to know

When it comes to health, men are notoriously backwards about coming forward. Which is why we’ve highlighted the symptoms you should never ignore.  

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Obama court victory spurs flood of Romney campaign donations

Campaign donations were flooding yesterday into the coffers of Mitt Romney, the Republican challenger in the race for the White House, signifying a tidal wave of outrage among conservatives over Thursday's decision by the US Supreme Court to uphold President Barack Obama's controversial healthcare overhaul.

Obama vindicated with court ruling on healthcare

After months of fevered anticipation, the US Supreme Court yesterday upheld the core of the ambitious healthcare overhaul driven through Congress by President Barack Obama in 2010, thus ensuring that provisions to extend health insurance to nearly every American can be implemented as planned.