Obamacare

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, was signed into law on March 23, 2010, and represents one of the largest overhauls of the U.S. health-care system since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s. The law’s purpose is to increase the availability, quality and affordability of health insurance, and will use mandates, subsidies and exchanges to help reduce costs to patients and the government. 

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Major Health Insurer Says It Won't Renew Policies Due to Obamacare Changes
Growth Strategies

Major Health Insurer Says It Won't Renew Policies Due to Obamacare Changes

The roughly 500,000 people who have individual and small-group plans with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey will have to seek different coverage.
Ray Hennessey
Will Obamacare Still Spur Entrepreneurship? Economists Weigh In
Growth Strategies

Will Obamacare Still Spur Entrepreneurship? Economists Weigh In

Health reform's roll-out has had its problems, but three economists feel it still has a chance to boost small business growth.
Arlene Weintraub
Latest Obamacare Delay Means Small Businesses Will Have to Wait. Again.
Growth Strategies

Latest Obamacare Delay Means Small Businesses Will Have to Wait. Again.

The launch date for the online exchange that will allow small-business owners to shop for insurance has been pushed to November 2014.
Catherine Clifford
Hacker: Obamacare Site Has Major Security Flaws
Technology

Hacker: Obamacare Site Has Major Security Flaws

A cybersecurity expert says it could take a year to secure the risk of 'high exposures' of personal information on the federal Obamacare online exchange.
Matthew J. Belvedere
HealthCare.gov: Your Reminder Not To Skimp on Quality Assurance
Technology

HealthCare.gov: Your Reminder Not To Skimp on Quality Assurance

You might be tempted to cut time for QA, but it could doom your next project. We explore the site's sober takeaways for any digital entrepreneur.
Arlene Weintraub
3 Website-Building Lessons From the HealthCare.gov Debacle
Technology

3 Website-Building Lessons From the HealthCare.gov Debacle

Some of the many mistakes made in debuting HealthCare.gov and how you can avoid them.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Making Heads or Tails of Obamacare as a Sole Proprietor or Small-Business Owner
Finance

Making Heads or Tails of Obamacare as a Sole Proprietor or Small-Business Owner

Obamacare may actually improve small-business owners' bottom lines. Here are four factors to consider when signing up.
Mark J. Kohler
Why More People Are Losing Health Coverage Than Enrolling in It
Growth Strategies

Why More People Are Losing Health Coverage Than Enrolling in It

The disparity between those losing coverage and those gaining demonstrates the private sector is, and always will be, better at managing events than the government.
Ray Hennessey
Can This Tech Entrepreneur Fix Obamacare?
Growth Strategies

Can This Tech Entrepreneur Fix Obamacare?

The White House is bringing in some big guns in the world of health-care tech to help fix the broken federal insurance exchange.
Gabrielle Karol
5 Tips for Businesses Navigating Obamacare
Growth Strategies

5 Tips for Businesses Navigating Obamacare

Keep these factors in mind while weighing your healthcare options.
Bernard DiFiore
Readying for Obamacare's Small Business Exchanges
Growth Strategies

Readying for Obamacare's Small Business Exchanges

The insurance exchange for companies opens November 1. Don't let delays keep you from weighing all your company's healthcare options.
Arlene Weintraub
What Really Motivates a Small Business to Hire? (Infographic)
Growth Strategies

What Really Motivates a Small Business to Hire? (Infographic)

Software company Sage surveyed business owners with fewer than 100 employees to find out what motivates them to make that next hire.
Catherine Clifford
Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses
Finance

Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses

Today, the president traveled to M. Luis Construction in Rockville, Md., to deliver his latest in a series of strongly-worded attacks against House Republicans regarding the government shutdown.
Catherine Clifford
Obama Compares Health-Care Enrollment Glitches to Apple iOS 7 Bugs
Entrepreneurs

Obama Compares Health-Care Enrollment Glitches to Apple iOS 7 Bugs

President Obama dismissed technical problems with the new health-care exchanges and said they would be fixed. But consumers are finding it hard to sign up for coverage.
Brian Patrick Eha