$260m US medicare fraud, 90 people arrested

2014-05-14 10:22

Ninety people, including doctors, pharmacy owners and elderly patients, have been arrested in six cities and charged with submitting fake billings to Medicare worth nearly $260m.

Mass surge to sign up for Obamacare

2014-04-01 10:29

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have rushed to buy President Barack Obama's new health insurance plans, prompting a victory lap from a White House that paid a price for its greatest achievement.

'Obamacare' sign-ups top 6 million

2014-03-28 07:23

More than six million Americans has registered for health insurance under US President Barack Obama's reform, fewer than initially hoped but in line with revised projections.

'New' Obama tinkers rather than transforms

2014-01-29 13:04

US president Barack Obama once galvanised vast crowds with the cry: "let's go change the world!" However his State of the Union Address has revealed a more incremental approach.

Americans have little faith in govt - poll

2014-01-02 13:23

Americans enter 2014 with a profoundly negative view of their government, expressing little hope that elected officials can or will solve the nation's biggest problems, a new poll finds.

Obama to chide Republicans on spending cuts

2013-10-25 13:51

President Barack Obama will take a swipe at austerity-minded Republicans ahead of a looming budget rematch, urging that spending, rather than belt-tightening, is key to economic growth.

Website contractors blame Obama admin

2013-10-24 08:44

The contractors responsible for the government's trouble-plagued health insurance website say the Obama administration shares responsibility for the snags that have crippled the system.

Sign-up problems mar 'Obamacare'

2013-10-22 10:21

President Barack Obama has offered "no excuses" - and little explanation - for the cascade of computer problems that are marring a key element in his health care law.

Senate leaders nearing US debt ceiling deal

2013-10-15 09:26

With a potential debt default looming, Senate leaders are nearing completion on a deal to stave off a self-inflicted political calamity that would shred US credibility.

US Republican seeks compromise on shutdown

2013-10-04 12:01

Just hours after the first US government shutdown in 17 years began at midnight on Monday, Republican Representative Charlie Dent was looking for a way to end it.


US health secretary resigns after Obamacare woes

2014-04-11 12:42

President Barack Obama's Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, paying the price for the chaotic initial rollout of his signature health care law, officials say.

Obama health law fails to gain support - poll

2014-03-28 10:57

Public support for President Barack Obama's health care law is languishing at its lowest level since passage of the landmark legislation four years ago, according to a new poll.

Billionaire brothers threat to US Democrats hopes

2014-03-26 09:43

US Democrats face many hurdles as they prepare for this year's battle for control of Congress, few are more daunting than the Koch brothers - conservative moguls with deep pockets.

Obama to bypass gridlock in Congress - speech

2014-01-29 10:40

President Barack Obama, looking to energise his sluggish second term, used his biggest speech of the year to push for programmes to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor.

Americans unhappy with politicians - polls

2013-11-30 11:55

Americans are deeply unhappy with Congress and President Barack Obama, and there's no quick fix in sight, according to recent polls.

Obamacare problems targeted at hearing

2013-10-24 20:38

Republicans are taking aim at the Obama administration's handling of its crippled health insurance website.

US Republicans attack 'Obamacare'

2013-10-23 07:54

Republicans have revived attacks against their favorite target "Obamacare" by seizing on technical failures to try to delay its rollout, amid some fraying of Democratic support.

US avoids default as Congress ends shutdown

2013-10-17 07:59

The US government has reopened its doors after Congress passed legislation to end a government shutdown and - just in the nick of time - avert a US debt default.

US lawmakers split despite Oct 17 deadline

2013-10-14 10:59

The US is still facing a potentially devastating sovereign debt default, after senators failed to agree on terms to reopen the federal government and raise the country's borrowing limit.

Senator vows to rail against Obamacare

2013-09-25 10:05

A conservative senator has delivered an old-style speaking marathon over President Barack Obama's health care law into the early morning, despite fears of a possible government shutdown.

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