Finance :: Insurance

Patient Advocates Say Insurers Avoiding the Sick

By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 22
Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.

Audit: 'Obamacare' Tax Not Meeting Revenue Target

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Aug 20
An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit.

Winning $90M Powerball Ticket Sold in Colorado

Aug 13
Someone in Colorado is holding the winning Powerball ticket for a $90 million prize. The Colorado Lottery says it's the largest Powerball jackpot ever won in the state.

USPS Harvey Milk Forever Stamp

US Postal Service Loses $2B this Spring

Aug 12
The U.S. Postal Service lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail, officials said. The loss for the spring quarter, which ended June 30, was significantly higher than $740 million.

GM Finance Subpoenaed Over Subprime Auto Loans

Aug 4
GM Finance says it has received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice for documents related to subprime auto loans.

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell

Medicare's Own Health Looking Better, Report Says

By Stephen Ohlemacher, Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 31
Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.

People sign up for the Affordable Care Act at Swope Health Services, in Kansas City, Mo.

Varying Health Premium Subsidies Worry Consumers

By Kelli Kennedy | Jul 29
Government officials say consumers who have received different subsidy amounts probably made some mistake entering personal details such as income, age and even ZIP codes. Agents around the country received varying subsidy amounts for the same consumers.

Charles and Judy Cox, preceded by their attorney, walk to a courtroom in Salt Lake City. The Coxes are the parents of missing Utah mother Susan Powell.

Parents of Missing Woman Vie for Insurance Funds

By Brady McCombs | Jul 11
The parents of a Utah mom missing for nearly five years are in court with their attorneys vying to remain the sole beneficiaries of about $2 million in life insurance proceeds.

Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes speaking in Louisville, Ky. Grimes has released her first attack ad, mischaracterizing Sen. Mitch McConnell’s voting record on overhauling Medicare.

Fact Check :: Grimes Releases First Negative TV Ad

By Adam Beam, Calvin Woodward | Jul 9
Shaky claims about Medicare were common in the 2012 campaign, from President Barack Obama on down. Now they’ve surfaced in this year’s midterm elections, in one of the hottest Senate races in the country.

Healthcare Signup Grows as Does Need For Interpreters

Jul 3
Over eight million people signed up under the Affordable Care Act, but some are finding their new health coverage lost in translation, as signups of non-English speaking patients increases. Medical professionals have a critical shortage of interpreters.