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D.C. Council Passes Health Care Cultural Competency Bill

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Feb 6
The D.C. Council approved a first-of-its-kind bill that would require all licensed, certified and registered health care professionals to undergo cultural competency training on health challenges that specifically affect members of the LGBT community.

Senate GOP Health Law Repeal Delivers Wins to Party's Wings

POLITICS | By Alan Fram | Dec 2
Senate Republican leaders seem to have carried out a delicate balancing act in their drive to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law and close the federal funds spigot to Planned Parenthood.

To Avoid Higher Health Law Premiums, Switch Plans

FINANCE | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Nov 22
In a well-known auto insurance commercial, a garrulous gecko promises you can save 15 percent if you switch insurers. It turns out something roughly similar is happening with the Obama administration's health insurance overhaul.

Judge Orders Utah to Keep Cash Flowing to Planned Parenthood

NATIONAL | By Michelle L. Price | Oct 17
A federal judge ordered Utah to keep sending money to the local arm of Planned Parenthood on Thursday amid a lawsuit over the governor's decision to defund the organization_at least for now.

A Closer Look at Obamacare's Marketplace

HEALTH | By Sean McShee | Oct 11
People have reported confusion resulting from subsidy audits of the Marketplace (the administrative entity behind www.healthcare.gov). Recently, some clarification has emerged.

Crunch Time Again for Health Insurance Sign-Ups

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Dec 15
President Barack Obama's push to cover America's uninsured faces another big test Monday. This time, it's not only how the website functions, but how well the program itself works for millions who are starting to count on it.

The Dirty Dozen: Fighting Germs During Flu Season

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Dec 9
Take a look at the top 12 'dirty dozen' of hidden germs and learn how you can stay healthy during flu season

Health Law Impacts Primary Care Doc Shortage

HEALTH | By Kelli Kennedy | Dec 9
A survey this year by The Physicians Foundation found that 81 percent of doctors describe themselves as either over-extended or at full capacity. At the same time, insurance companies have routinely limited the number of doctors on their plans.

What's Covered, What's Not in Health Overhaul

HEALTH | By Judy Lin | Nov 15
As the federal government and states launch a second round of enrollment under the health care law, consumers should be aware of what's covered and what's not when buying health coverage through insurance marketplaces.

Health Law Sign-up Season Opens Amid Hopes, Fears

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Nov 15
The second sign-up season under President Barack Obama's health overhaul opened Saturday, with hopes that this time consumers will have a positive experience.

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