As of Nov. 30, more than 137,000 people had obtained health insurance through the federal website. Another 227,000 got coverage through the state exchanges. Users have until Dec. 23 to sign up if they want the health insurance coverage to start Jan. 1, 2014.
The coal industry, along with some states, is suing the federal government over costly pollution cutting regulations. Environmentalists and public health groups said Tuesday in a federal appeals court the health benefits are worth it.
December 11, 2013