US taxpayers fund Afghani trips...to Paris A federal watchdog wonders if the $700 million the United States has given to Afghanistan is actually helping the region. The Fiscal Times reports.
Source: Fiscal Times
| By: Brianna Ehley
UPDATE 1-US govt says demand for 2015 Obamacare plans jumped in week ending Dec. 12 Between Nov. 15, when enrollment opened, and Dec. 12, nearly 2.5 million people signed up in the 36 states where these plans are sold through the HealthCare.gov website, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in an e-mailed statement that also appeared on its blog. Data from states that operate their own websites, such as California and New York, is not...
HealthCare.gov enrollment hits nearly 2.5M More than 1 million people signed up for insurance plans sold on HealthCare.gov in advance of Monday's deadline for buying insurance taking effect Jan. 1.
| By: Dan Mangan
Navigating the small-biz Obamacare market Employers report mixed results using the month-old Obamacare marketplace for small businesses called SHOP. Some ask: What's the incentive to enroll?
| By: Kate Rogers
Insurers ease 'Obamacare' deadline WASHINGTON- Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry says it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for January. America's Health Insurance Plans, the main industry trade group, says the voluntary steps include a commitment to promptly refund any overpayments by...
Source: The Associated Press
| By: By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press
INSIGHT-U.S. corporate health exchanges find no new blue chip clients NEW YORK, Dec 15- Healthcare companies including Aetna Inc, Mercer and Towers Watson& Co have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build exchanges that allow company employees to buy their own insurance, betting that Corporate America wants to get out of managing workers' health benefits. By last year, blue chip names such as Sears Holding Corp and Walgreen...
| By: Caroline Humer