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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

An Astrophysicist Used Math To Show Melania Trump Stole Her Speech

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 1:43 PM

Since Melania Trump got caught red-handed at the Republican National Convention Monday night appropriating passages from a speech Michelle Obama delivered in 2008, Donald Trump’s team has engaged in a breathtaking effort to gaslight America.

Paul Manafort and others from the presumptive

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The Trump Campaign Is A Literal Reality Show

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 10:16 AM

It probably shouldn’t be a surprise given Donald Trump’s background as a reality TV star, but his presidential campaign is looking more and more like something you’d expect...

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Americans Don't Like Obamacare But Don't Trust Trump To Fix It

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 3:01 PM

WASHINGTON ― Voters trust Hillary Clinton and other Democrats more than Donald Trump and Republicans when it comes to health care ― even though more Americans still dislike Obamacare than like it, a new poll shows.

Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, touts a

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Here's What You Should Know About Mike Pence

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 12:49 PM

Donald Trump has reportedly tapped Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) as his vice presidential running mate, a move that top GOP officials and key Trump advisers have indicated they would support.

Here are some things you should know about the man who could become...

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America Spent More Than $3 Trillion On Health Care Last Year

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2016 | 1:55 PM

WASHINGTON ― U.S. health care spending grew faster last year as the Obamacare coverage expansion spread, and a variety of factors suggest the pace will accelerate over the next decade, according to projections published by federal auditors Wednesday.

But the uptick in...

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Obama Joins Call For 'Public Option' Health Care Plan

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2016 | 5:08 PM

WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama has revived his endorsement of a government-run “public option” health insurance program that would compete with private plans on the Affordable...

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Obamacare Unkind To Smokers, New Study Finds

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2016 | 1:20 PM

WASHINGTON -- Affordable Care Act rules that allow health insurance companies to charge higher premiums to tobacco users are undermining the law's aim of expanding health coverage, a study published Wednesday suggests.

Smokers eligible for the Obamacare exchanges were 7.3...

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HUFFPOST HILL - Mistakes On A Plane

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2016 | 3:30 PM

Donald Trump's campaign has a minority outreach team, which when Trump is elected will seamlessly transition to a minority deportation force. The Hill newspaper did a story today about Hillary Clinton saying the word "sigh," so we'd like to thank The Hill for bestowing upon us...

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HUFFPOST HILL - Fictional President From 'Independence Day' Having Best Week In Washington

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2016 | 4:27 PM

Donald Trump said last week he'd forgive his personal loans to his campaign, but he still hasn't done so, forcing potential campaign contributors to wonder whether they feel like paying for upkeep on that yellow weave. The Pentagon lifted its ban on transgender...

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Obamacare Premiums Are Spiking, But Yours Probably Aren't

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2016 | 12:55 PM

WASHINGTON -- Americans who don't need to worry about health insurance premium increases on the Obamacare exchanges are worried about them anyway. That could spell headaches for Democrats.

More than 8 in 10 people surveyed by the Henry J. Kaiser Family...

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This Is What Would Happen If You Repealed Obamacare

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2016 | 9:52 AM

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are once again running for election on a promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's landmark 2010 health care reform...

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GOP Governor Threatens To End Medicaid Expansion If Feds Reject His Reforms

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 8:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) wants to enact a major overhaul of the state's Medicaid program -- and vows to let the Obamacare expansion that covers hundreds of thousands of poor residents disappear if federal authorities don't agree to his plan.

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The GOP Obamacare 'Replacement' Has Arrived. Sort Of.

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2016 | 5:34 PM

House Republicans unveiled what they're calling an Obamacare replacement on Wednesday, 2,283 days after President Barack...

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We're Spending Less On Health Care Than We Thought We Would Before Obamacare

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2016 | 5:03 PM

WASHINGTON -- Twenty million or so more people have health insurance now than they did before Obamacare, and yet the American health care system is on track to spend $2.6 trillion less from 2014 to 2019 than before the Affordable Care...

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This Is Probably What's In The GOP Obamacare 'Replacement'

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 4:42 PM

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are going to reveal to the public next week what kind of health care reform they want instead of Obamacare. In anticipation, we thought a preview of conservative health policy ideas was in order.

Before anyone gets...

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Friday's Morning Email: Obama's Historic Hiroshima Visit

(15) Comments | Posted May 27, 2016 | 7:00 AM

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Lauren Weber is out on a reporting trip until June 7, so Eliot Nelson and I are filling in -- and attempting to write like much nicer people than we are so...

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Congressional Hearing Goof Pulls Back The Curtain On How Washington Really Works

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 12:02 PM

WASHINGTON -- Everyone knows Washington can be a virtual echo chamber, but a pair of witnesses at a congressional hearing this week took things a little too far.

Two experts called to speak about a controversial Medicare regulation submitted written testimony...

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Obamacare Cut The Uninsured Rate To Single Digits Last Year

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2016 | 10:00 AM

WASHINGTON -- More than 7 million previously uninsured Americans gained health coverage in 2015, the second full year of the Obamacare coverage expansion, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

During the fourth quarter of last year, just 9.1 percent of U.S. residents,...

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Obama Makes Big Move For Transgender Rights In Health Care

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2016 | 11:17 AM

WASHINGTON -- Transgender individuals gained new legal protections against discrimination by health insurance companies and medical providers under a regulation published Friday.

The health care rules stem from anti-discrimination provisions in the Affordable Care Act, designed to prevent unfair treatment based on sex, gender identity and...

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House Republicans Win Battle In Major Legal Challenge To Obamacare

(2) Comments | Posted May 12, 2016 | 12:51 PM

Obamacare could be headed for another major legal showdown after a federal judge on Thursday handed a victory to House Republicans seeking to block subsidies for millions of low-income people.

Affordable Care Act opponents didn't give up after losing at the Supreme Court in

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