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Obamacare's Defenders Are Organizing To Save It From Repeal

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics

Within hours of the networks declaring on Nov. 9 that Donald Trump would be the next president, officials at the health care advocacy group Families U...

Insurers' High-Deductible Plans Leave Growing Numbers of Americans Without Needed Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Some critics of high deductible plans have characterized them as "blunt instruments" because they typically are not adjusted to take an individual's or family's income into consideration. Someone making $50,000 a year has to pay the same amount out of his or her own pocket, before insurance kicks in, as someone making $250,000.

Why It Is Imperative To Address Latino Health Disparities

Elianne Ramos | Posted 05.01.2016 | Latino Voices
Elianne Ramos

What is health inequity? What are the social determinants that generate it? What is being done to address it? On my latest online show, it became clear that it is impossible to talk about issues of health equity without discussing social justice.

Jeffrey Young

How Many People Will Really Pay More Under Obamacare? | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.22.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Only a small sliver of the Americans who buy their own health insurance plans and may be seeing them canceled under Obamacare will pay h...

Like WellPoint in 2010, GOP Overreach Making Obamacare a Reality That's Not Going Away

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The botched attempt to inflict mortal wounds to the health care law, which all but assures that it will be implemented as planned, reminded me of another moment when reform opponents fumbled at a critical time.

Jeffrey Young

Get Ready For An Onslaught Of Obamacare Information | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business

Get ready to start hearing a whole lot more about Obamacare. Advocates are gearing up for sweeping campaigns to shift the conversation this summer and...

Who Will Get Obamacare Subsidies Next Year?

Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

One of the core elements of President Barack Obama's health care reform law is the tax credits available to help low- and middle-income people pay for...

Romney's Health Care Plan Costs More, Covers Fewer People

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney's health care plan would cost families more and cover fewer people than Obamacare, according to a pair of recent studies. The health pl...

Families Will Pay Nearly DOUBLE For Health Insurance Under Romney

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.28.2012 | Business

With the news this week that there’s been net job growth during President Obama’s term, Mitt Romney lost one of his favorite critiques of the pres...

STUDY: Why So Many Floridians Are Dying Prematurely

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 06.22.2012 | Miami

Florida has the third highest number of people who die prematurely each year because they are without health insurance, according to a Families USA st...

Alexander Eichler

Report: Lack Of Health Care Leads To 26,000 Deaths A Year | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

Not having health insurance could put your life at risk. Or it might not make any difference at all. A new study has calculated that more than 26,0...

Health Reform a Welcome Birthday Present for One Denver Boy

David Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Frey

As health reform legislation kicks in, I'm thinking about Justin. When the package was passed, it came just in time for his 11th birthday, a day he survived to see thanks to our country's great health care system.

Sam Stein

Health Care Advocates Deny They've Lost The Messaging War | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Key White House allies are pushing back against a report that they've abandoned their initial efforts to sell health care reform and are instead tryin...

House Health Care Vote Transforms the Political Landscape

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

By Election Day, there will be very few districts where a vote for health care reform is unpopular. But I would also argue, that this fall we will see clear evidence that courage itself is very popular.

Health Care Reform Would Bring Insurance To 500,000 Coloradans: Report

The Colorado Independent | Katie Redding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A report released this week by Families USA, a nonprofit promoting greater health care access, predicts that the Senate Patient Protection and Afforda...

As COBRA Subsidies Expire, Unemployed Fear High Insurance Costs

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up compelling local stories about the victims of the recession. Federal...

Sam Stein

Strange Bedfellows Launch $10 Million Health Care Ad Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A strange-bedfellows conglomeration of interest groups is launching a $10 million ad campaign to applaud lawmakers -- Democrats and Republicans alike ...

Progressives: Take Back Talk Radio to Save Health Care Reform

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Families USA has compiled a one-stop-shopping guide to influencing national and local call-in radio shows, complete with contact phone numbers, strategic pointers and talking points.

Hillary Takes It to McCain on Health Care Today

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Maybe the Democrats, including Hillary's own most ardent supporters, will find winning health care reform a good enough reason to unite behind Obama.