iOS app Android app

Jeffrey Young
GET UPDATES FROM Jeffrey Young
 
Jeffrey Young is a health care reporter at The Huffington Post based in Washington. He has covered health care, business, and politics for 15 years at organizations including Bloomberg News and The Hill. Jeffrey is a native of the Philadelphia suburbs and earned his bachelor's degree in English from the College of William & Mary in Virginia.

Entries by Jeffrey Young

How Obama Would Fix Obamacare If Congress Would Let Him

(3) Comments | Posted February 11, 2016 | 1:54 PM


WASHINGTON -- The Affordable Care Act is nearly six years old, and over that time it's made real headway accomplishing some of its key goals.


The uninsured rate is the lowest ever recorded, health insurance coverage is now...

Read Post

Obamacare Helped Millions Of Uninsured. It May Not Help Many More.

(3) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 4:41 PM


WASHINGTON -- If there's just one thing that's crystal clear about Obamacare, it's that the landmark health care law has taken a huge bite out of America's uninsured rate.


The Affordable Care Act is undoubtedly succeeding at one of its chief goals. But...

Read Post

More Than 12 Million Enroll In Obamacare

(3) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 2:02 PM


WASHINGTON -- Close to 13 million people enrolled into private health insurance plans via the Affordable Care Act's exchange marketplaces, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced Thursday.


The sign-up period closed Sunday, and by the end, 12.7 million...

Read Post

Pharma Bro Emails Reveal Just How Greedy Drug Companies Can Be

(1) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 1:51 PM


"$1bn here we come."


That was the triumphant message sent by then-Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, the infamous "Pharma Bro" who jacked up the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent last year, when it became clear...

Read Post

The Frustrating Truth About Obamacare

(10) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 7:36 PM

WASHINGTON -- Obamacare is getting boring.

With little time before Sunday's deadline for people to enroll in private health insurance via HealthCare.gov and the 13 state-run health insurance exchanges this year, there's just not much new...

Read Post

Obama Vetoes Anti-Obamacare Bill, Obviously

(8) Comments | Posted January 8, 2016 | 12:12 PM

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama notified Congress on Friday that he has vetoed their legislation to repeal huge parts of the Affordable Care Act, because of course he did.

Republicans celebrated this week after finally managing to push a repeal bill through the House and Senate for the...

Read Post

11 Million Sign Up For Obamacare With Weeks To Go Before Deadline

(5) Comments | Posted January 7, 2016 | 12:47 PM


WASHINGTON -- Obamacare growth continues to outpace last year's sign-ups, with almost 11.3 million people enrolling into private health insurance plans via the exchange marketplaces through the last week of December, the Department of Health and Human Services disclosed Thursday.


...

Read Post

Does The Obamacare Repeal Vote Mean Anything? HuffPosters Debate

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2016 | 6:10 PM


On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that would repeal most of the Affordable Care Act’s key provisions. It’s the same bill that the Senate passed in December, which means the measure now goes to the White House -- where its journey will end, because President...

Read Post

The Latest Obamacare Repeal Vote Is The Most Pointless Yet

(7) Comments | Posted January 6, 2016 | 3:37 PM

WASHINGTON -- At long last, congressional Republicans have honored a pledge to conservatives and repealed President Barack Obama's landmark health care reform plan. Sort of.

A mere 2,116 days after Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, the House voted 240-181 Wednesday on a...

Read Post

These Were The Most Important Obamacare Stories Of 2015

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2015 | 4:17 PM

WASHINGTON -- The Affordable Care Act survived a near-death experience, made major progress and faced some significant setbacks in 2015, the fifth year since President Barack Obama's historic health care reform program became law.

These were the biggest Obamacare stories of the year about to end.

Courting...

Read Post

Kentucky's New GOP Governor Kicks Off Obamacare Shake-Up

(11) Comments | Posted December 30, 2015 | 9:03 AM

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) formally launched his effort to remake Obamacare in the Bluegrass State Wednesday, vowing to negotiate with President Barack Obama's administration to devise a new way to provide health coverage to low-income residents of the state.

At a press conference in Frankfort, Bevin said...

Read Post

Obamacare Enrollment Is Outpacing Last Year With 8 Million Sign-Ups

(9) Comments | Posted December 22, 2015 | 12:46 PM

WASHINGTON -- More than 8 million people signed up for coverage via the federal HealthCare.gov health insurance exchange marketplace as of Saturday, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said Tuesday.

On Friday, President Barack Obama announced that enrollment had reached 6 million

Read Post

Obamacare Enrollment Hits 6 Million Ahead Of January Deadline

(2) Comments | Posted December 18, 2015 | 12:33 PM

WASHINGTON -- Six million people have enrolled in private health insurance plans through the federal exchange marketplace...

Read Post

Everything You Need To Know About Ben Carson's Health Care Plan

(9) Comments | Posted December 9, 2015 | 5:20 PM

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson unveiled his agenda to reform the American health care system Wednesday.

What does the renowned pediatric neurosurgeon have to offer to the debate? First and most importantly, this magnificent photo on the cover of his plan.

Prescriptions, empowerment, healing, inspiration and...

Read Post

Another GOP Governor Calls For Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2015 | 12:53 PM


WASHINGTON -- Add South Dakota's Dennis Daugaard to the list of Republican governors who have changed their minds about Obamacare's Medicaid expansion.


The second-term governor pitched a plan to expand the joint federal-state health insurance program to as many as 55,000 low-income South...

Read Post

This Is What It Costs To Ignore Obamacare's Individual Mandate

(1) Comments | Posted December 8, 2015 | 5:57 PM

WASHINGTON -- Going without health insurance next year won't come cheap: The penalty for breaking Obamacare's individual mandate to get covered will get a lot higher.

It's the least popular aspect of Obamacare, and it might become even more disliked when the penalties...

Read Post

The Biggest Blow To Obamacare Yet Could Come From Democrats

(4) Comments | Posted December 7, 2015 | 10:43 PM

Congress is on the brink of taking a big bite out of the Affordable Care Act,...

Read Post

This GOP Politician's Christmas Card Has a S***load Of Guns On It

(27) Comments | Posted December 4, 2015 | 5:46 PM

Merry Christmas from Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R)! As every Christian knows, "Enormous Stockpiles Of Deadly Weapons" are the reason for the season!

Read Post

National Health Care Spending Is Up For A Really Obvious Reason

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2015 | 4:24 PM

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress designed the Affordable Care Act to spend a lot of money to give more people health insurance so they could access medical care. The law seems to have succeeded on all three counts, and the results are showing up...

Read Post

Every Year, Obama Pardons A Turkey And Hates Every Minute Of It

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 11:20 AM

Being president of the United States means shouldering grave responsibilities and making impossible decisions, like when to go to war. The job also comes with some awesome perks -- you get to fly around the world in your own super-sweet jet.

President Barack Obama seems to be OK with those...

Read Post