U.S. budget experts raised their forecast on Wednesday of how many Americans will probably have to pay a penalty in 2016 for not buying health insurance to 6 million from 4 million.
Mississippi insurance commissioner Mike Chaney is in a tight spot. By law, he is required to implement Democratic President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. But as a Republican from deeply conservative Mississippi one of 26 states that sued Washington over Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Chaney is a target of critics who say he is betraying his party.
Americans are becoming more optimistic about the direction of the country, giving a boost to President Barack Obama in the final stretch of the race for the White House, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday.
It was a common theme at the 7th Annual Employee Benefit Adviser Summit in Phoenix this week that no matter who wins the presidential election in November, changes are forthcoming for benefit plans and administration. According to political activist and commentator Meghan McCain, should President Barack Obama keep his job, changes will be coming for the Republican Party as well.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has called for scrapping President Barack Obama's 2010 U.S. health care law, said in remarks aired on Sunday that he likes key parts of "Obamacare" despite his party's loathing of it and wants to retain them.
In a detailed and passionate endorsement of his former rival, former President Bill Clinton amplified the central argument of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign: that voters face a choice between Democratic policies that lead to broad prosperity or Republican policies that benefit the wealthy at the expense of everyone else.
Two dozen Democratic women from the U.S. House of Representatives brought the charge that Republicans are waging a "war on women" to the party's convention stage on Tuesday with sharp denunciations of Republicans on health care, equal pay and domestic violence.
Why health care reform will produce positive change in the private exchange market.
Nelson Griswold on how to reinvent your brokerage come 2014 and the start of Obamcare, PPACA
Broker John Lamb on how total compensation statements can be the ultimate planning tool for PPACA
With health reform summary of benefits and coverage advisers must help employers change communication
The recent ruling on health reform has created an even greater need for accurate benchmarking data. Proving the age old adage that if you can't measure it, then you can't manage it. Advisers armed with information that drills down through national, regional, state, industry and company size will be better prepared to assist larger employers with employee acquisition and retention, and smaller employers make intelligent decisions on whether or not to "pay or play."
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan portrayed Barack Obama as a shallow president who has failed to live up to his promises, in a convention speech also infused with an optimism reminiscent of Obamas 2008 yes we can campaign theme.
The Republican National Convention adopted a 2012 party platform that advocates changing how U.S. senior citizens receive health care by shifting Medicare from a defined-benefit entitlement to a defined-contribution plan.
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan acknowledged late last week that his proposed health care reforms rely on many of the same spending reductions for which he has criticized President Barack Obama, something that could undercut a central message of the Republican campaign.