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Shopping Online For Health Exchanges Not Perfect Yet

There has not been much of a Thanksgiving break for the team that's been working frantically to repair the website of the federal government's health insurance exchanges. After a disastrous debut last month, the Obama administration promised the site would be working smoothly for the "vast majority" of users by the end of November. Where do things stand?

Health Care Frustrations Turn Into Satisfaction For Ga. Man

In the first month of the federal health insurance exchange, about 1,400 people in Georgia signed up for insurance. One of those is Michael Lappin of Atlanta. He not only has better coverage now, but Lappin says he's saving thousands of dollars.

Breaking Up With Is Hard To Do

Lara Imler was one of the first people in Alaska to sign up for health insurance on Turns out, the website miscalculated her subsidy. She wants to start over and get a new plan. But a stubborn software kink is standing in her way.

Obama Team Hopes Thanksgiving Table Talk Turns To Health Care

Ari Shapiro talks to Karen Pollitz, senior fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation, about Affordable Care Act talk at the Thanksgiving table. How will parents make their case? And will more people sign up over the long weekend?

Brain Cells 'Geotag' Memories To Cache What Happened — And Where

Scientists have identified special cells in the brain's hippocampus that mimic a trick of some digital cameras. These cells automatically 'tag' the memory of each event in our lives with information about where that event took place — the better to recall, perhaps, where we left our lost keys.

Why We Give Thanks For The Health Benefits Of Cranberries

The Pilgrims believed that cranberries could cure scurvy. They were wrong on their reasoning but right on the cure: The berries are packed with vitamin C. Watch our video exploring why we should all be thankful for the health-promoting compounds found in berries.
NPR Team Working Through Holiday To Meet Deadline

Workers on the "tech surge" to fix the error-riddled website have just days to meet the Obama administration's self-imposed deadline for a functioning site. Public confidence in has already taken the kind of hit that may be hard to overcome.

After The Cranberries And Pie, Let's Talk About Death

Most people know about advance directives for end-of-life care. But many don't know about a one-page form designed to let people who are very old or sick specify just how much medical care they want. It's signed by a physician, so it's got teeth. But some disability advocates say it may go too far for some people.

With November Ending, Taking Stock Of's Progress

President Obama pledged that the website where consumers can sign up for health insurance will be working for the vast majority of people by Saturday. How far has come and how far does it have to go?

Small-Business Access To Online Health Exchanges Delayed Again

No online registration for you, the Obama administration told small-business owners interested in using the Affordable Care Act exchanges to buy employee health insurance. Online access was pushed back to November 2014. Employers can still enroll through an insurer or broker.