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Obamacare Death Spiral Looks Unlikely, Study Finds

Reuters | Jason Lange | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - A threat to America's health insurance overhaul has been that young people would not buy coverage in new marketplaces...

Poll Reveals Divide On Obamacare, Affordable Care Act... Even Though They're The Same Thing

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

With less than a week before the arrival of the Affordable Care Act, one poll shows that Americans still have mixed feelings -- depending on how the n...

Katy Hall

LOOK: How Much Would Obamacare Coverage Cost Where You Live? | Katy Hall | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

The cost of enrollment in the health care exchanges that open Oct. 1 will depend on a person's age, family size, tobacco use, income — and geographi...

How Employers' New Health Care Policies Penalize People For Being Fat

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business

Faced with rising health care costs, employers are adopting stricter policies to keep workers healthy. Failure to comply with those measures could hur...

Big Health Insurance Companies Promise Price Increases

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.23.2013 | Business

Big health insurance companies are predicting huge premium increases next year for small employers and people who buy coverage on their own, citing ri...

Medicare Means Tested -- Who Knew?

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

There's no need to debate whether the rich should be asked to shoulder more of the burden of financing Medicare because they already do. The question of the moment is how much more.

INFOGRAPHIC: How Health Care Costs Are Pinching Your Pocketbook

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Increases in health insurance premiums have outpaced growth in worker earnings and inflation. Average health insurance premiums paid by employers and...

Jon Ward

Iowa Republican Governor Accepts Health Care Dare, Volunteers To Pay 20 Percent Of His Premiums | Jon Ward | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) said in an interview Friday that he is going to begin paying 20 percent of his own health care premiums vol...

The Elusive Pot of Gold

Risë K. Phillips | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Risë K. Phillips

As CEO of a busy and highly effective federally qualified heath center in South Los Angeles, I see the changes taking place -- changes that impact everyone, but are hardest on those who never reached the pinnacle of that economic slope.

Obama's Health Care Plan: Premiums Would Actually Rise Under President's Proposal

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Buyers, beware: President Barack Obama says his health care overhaul will lower premiums by double digits, but check the fine print...

Health Care Reform: What Consumers Need To Know About The Latest Bill

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — It took lawmakers a year to shape President Barack Obama's health care bill. If it finally passes Congress, it'll take the better p...

Dick Durbin Expresses Need For Health Care Reform In Chicago: Tells Insurance Companies The 'Party's Over' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sen. Dick Durbin brought the health care fight to Chicago this weekend, where he held a press conference telling insurance companies in Illinois and t...

Health Insurance Costs: 'Shocking' Premium Increases Coming, Says Health And Human Services Dept.

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Consumers are facing budget-busting increases in medical insurance premiums, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius ...

Insurance Companies Want Caviar on the Gravy Train

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. Wilson

The Finance Committee has opted to save money by leaving 25 million Americans out of health care. Without a public option, nothing will stop premiums from rising, requiring taxpayers to foot the bill.

Economic Anxiety Hits The Campaign Trail

New York Times | JOHN M. BRODER, JEFF ZELENY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama intensified their populist appeals on Monday, responding to widespread economic anxiety and pushing t...