Brushing aside a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Friday to let insurance companies sell individual health coverage to all comers.
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is asking health insurance companies to maintain individual insurance policies through 2014 after President Obama extended the deadline.
On Thursday the president announced the changes, which are good for just one year, while acknowledging his administration "fumbled the rollout of this health care law."
Lee said that 31,000 selected a health plan in October, with another 29,000 choosing one since then. That's more than 2,000 a day picking a plan so far in November.
But fewer than 27,000 people used the federal HealthCare.gov site to select a plan, says the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Among those who could still be without insurance are low-income people in states that aren't expanding Medicaid, immigrants in the country illegally and many more.
A year after a meningitis outbreak from contaminated pain injections killed at least 64 people and sickened hundreds, Congress is ready to increase federal oversight over compounding pharmacies that custom-mix medications.
More than 90 tons of ready-to-eat salads and sandwiches by a California catering company are being recalled after 26 people in three states were sickened by a bacterial strain of E. coli linked to its products.
Physical exercise can ease depression, slow age-related memory loss and prevent Parkinson-like symptoms, researchers reported at a meeting in San Diego.
Unlike airlines, hospitals don't offer perks or first class upgrades to people who frequently visit the emergency room. In fact, patients like these often get worse customer service, like the apocryphal boy who cried, "Wolf!"
The number of children skipping vaccines has been rising, raising concerns about outbreaks of measles and other infections diseases.
Gabapentin appears to reduce alcohol cravings and ease sleeplessness and anxiety associated with withdrawal. But the drug hasn't been approved by the FDA to treat alcoholism.
The FDA announced Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out artificial trans fats, saying they are a threat to people's health.
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The company agreed to give policyholders an additional three months before canceling some 100,000 policies that do not conform to the federal Affordable Care Act.