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Obama health care law

2.5 million Obamacare plans selected before Dec. 15 deadline; more than 1 million plans selected Dec. 6-12, Department of Health and Human Services says - @Acosta

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Obama 2nd term nominations

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on confirmation of Dr. Vivek Murthy as surgeon general: 'it's unfortunate that the President chose a nominee based on the candidate's political support instead of a long career delivering patient care and managing difficult health crises' - statement

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Tennessee, US

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says a deal has been reached with federal authorities to expand Medicaid - @AP

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Thailand

Thai village votes to expel charity treating dozens of HIV patients - @BPBreakingNews

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Ebola outbreak 2014

American Airlines flight from Chicago to Richmond, Va., met by health workers in hazmat suits after passenger whose trip began in Nigeria shows signs of illness - @MikeNBC12

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Obama health care law

US government says 618,548 individuals selected 2015 health plan on Healthcare.gov during the week of Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, of which 48% were consumers who had not previously purchased this insurance - @Reuters

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TIME 'Person of the Year' 2014

American former Ebola patient Ashoka Mukpo tweets in response to TIME magazine's selection of Ebola workers as Person of the Year: 'I know it's a bitter victory, but a deserved one' - @unkyoka

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Obama health care law

Economist Jonathan Gruber on 'insulting' remarks about Obamacare: 'I behaved badly, and I will have to live with that, but my own inexcusable arrogance is not a flaw in the Affordable Care Act' - @frankthorpNBC

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Ebola outbreak 2014

Texas task force releases 174-page Ebola report; urges education for health-care workers - @StarTelegraph

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Obama health care law

Obama administration acknowledges average premiums for HealthCare.gov policies will rise for 2015 - @AP

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Ebola outbreak 2014

American health care worker who may have been infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa has arrived at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, says hospital spokeswoman - @AP

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Ebola outbreak 2014

Emory University Hospital in Atlanta monitoring health care worker who travelled to West Africa for Ebola, officials say - @wsbtv

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health care

Spending on health care in the US grew in 2013 at the lowest rate since the federal government began tracking it in 1960, White House says - @nytimes

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US states health insurance exchanges

Washington state's health insurance exchange accidentally cancels 6,000 plans, payments for 2015 insurance coverage, CEO says; officials working reconfirm accounts - @KING5Seattle

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Obama health care law

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says comprehensive healthcare legislation is possible if the US Supreme Court strikes down the subsidy portion of Obamacare next year - @Reuters

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Ebola outbreak 2014

Doctors Without Borders on international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa: 'Foreign governments have focused primarily on financing or building Ebola case management structures, leaving staffing them up to national authorities, local health care staff and NGOs which do not have the expertise required to do so' - @AP

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health care

#BREAKING >> UMC CEO stepping down for job at Dignity Healthcare http://t.co/GP1SKCBT8M - @KTNV

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Obama health care law

US Department of Health and Human Services says 3.7 million users visited HealthCare.gov in 1st week of 2015 enrollment - @USATODAY

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Department of Veterans Affairs fires director of Phoenix hospital at the center of scandal over delays in patient care - @AP

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Obama health care law

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell calls for agency review after discovery of inflated Obamacare numbers - @BloombergNews

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