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Obamacare Was Slowly Getting Stronger. Then Trump Came Along.

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.21.2017 | Politics

A new report offers fresh reason to think that the Affordable Care Act isn’t collapsing ― or, to be more precise, that the program wasn’t collap...

Polls Show Broad Opposition To GOP Health Care Plan

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics

Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act have been met with a largely frosty reception by the public, according to the latest polling releas...

Politics Driving You Crazy: Mental Health Conundrum Of ‘Post-Election Stress Disorder’

Ben Piven | Posted 03.22.2017 | Healthy Living
Ben Piven

Caring too much about Trump’s misdeeds can heighten anxiety, despite creating a sense of purpose By now, the clichés are rampant: Donald Trump is i...

Most Americans Want U.S. To Keep Funding Expanded Medicaid

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.28.2017 | Healthy Living

A majority of Americans say it is important to keep federal funding for an expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor under Obamacare, even as Rep...

Public Wary Of GOP Plan To Repeal Obamacare Without A Replacement, Poll Shows

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics

Americans have complicated feelings about Obamacare, according to a new poll, with voters divided over whether to keep the law, but only a minority su...

Offering Syringes Along With Prayers, Churches Help IV Drug Users

Kaiser Health News | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.04.2017 | Healthy Living

Kaiser Health NewsFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — When Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation in July legalizing syringe exchange programs in North Carolina, Jame...

Launching Renewed Determination to End the Major Infectious Disease Killers

Chris Collins | Posted 09.30.2016 | Impact
Chris Collins

The Replenishment launch for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) was a success -- in funding and more.

Medicaid Industry Who's Who Series

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
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SreyRam Kuy, MD

Medicaid Industry Who's Who Series Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interviewed by Brandi Emerson and Clay Farris at Mostly Medicaid. This interview was...

Views On Obamacare Shift Negative

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

Views on Obamacare have taken a negative shift, according to a November Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Tuesday. Forty-five percent of American...

San Francisco Fosters, Nurtures and Honors A Different Breed of Leadership

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 11.13.2016 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

Every fall the San Francisco Business Times issues their Most Admired CEO Awards to 10 leading CEOs in the Bay Area. The group is always an unusual a...

Six Things To Know If You're Shopping For Obamacare This Year

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins on Sunday. And there’s no simple way to describe the health insurance options that people will fi...

Children's Health Insurance Program Ain't Broke

Bruce Lesley | Posted 10.09.2016 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Although it is rarely hyped, CHIP continues to have strong bipartisan support at the federal and state levels, including strong support from our nation's governors, as it quietly goes about the business of efficiently providing health coverage to over 8 million children in low-income working families across the country.

Good News Or Bad News On Health Insurance Costs? It's Both

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

Ask a typical economist about what’s happening to health insurance, and you’ll hear about a historic slowdown in inflation. For roughly a decade, ...

Obamacare Haters Are Getting Harder To Find

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

Obamacare isn’t popular. But it may be getting less unpopular. On Thursday morning, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation released a new survey show...

New Report Confirms What The GOP Won't Admit: Obamacare Is Working

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

When Republicans carry on about what a “disaster” the Affordable Care Act is, they rarely acknowledge that the law is helping millions of people g...

Dual Eligibles: Best Practices for Managing Your State's Beneficiaries

Bruce Caswell | Posted 07.31.2016 | Politics
Bruce Caswell

According to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, there are roughly 9 million people in the U.S. eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare.

Kids, Screens and Play

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 07.20.2016 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Communication through social media seems to heighten a child's expectation of an immediate response and sense of urgency in regard to his or her feelings and needs. Urgency, however, is an enemy of emotional maturity. Children need to learn, slowly over the course of childhood and adolescence, that what they want or need they do not always need "now."

Mark Blumenthal

Why So Many People Still Don't Like Obamacare | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

The Supreme Court could issue a ruling in King v. Burwell, the lawsuit threatening to undermine a key part of the Affordable Care Act, as early as Thu...

Republicans' Obamacare Suit Won't Succeed

Harlan Green | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Harlan Green

The cynicism of Republican legislators has reached new heights with the upcoming Supreme Court lawsuit against Obamacare subsidies with hearings that began Wednesday. Because their lawsuit won't succeed, just as the more than 50 other attempts to block Obamacare haven't succeeded.

Many of Us Are Placing Bad Bets in the Obamacare Exchange Casino

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Wendell Potter

One of the goals of the Affordable Care Act was to make it easier for people to comparison shop for coverage. Prior to the availability of the exchanges created by the law, that was next to impossible for people who didn't have access to employer-sponsored coverage.

Jonathan Cohn

One More Reason To Feel (Pretty) Good About Obamacare | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics

Millions of additional people now have health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act and the historic expansion of coverage it has made possible....

Jonathan Cohn

The Freakout From An Obamacare Ruling Could Be Unlike Anything We've Seen | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Experts have a pretty good sense of what will happen if the Supreme Court rules in favor of the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, cutting o...

The More Skin We Put in the Game, the More Wall Street Likes It

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Wendell Potter

One way for Aetna to satisfy Wall Street was to begin shifting more and more of the cost of health care -- and health insurance -- to their customers. That meant that sick policyholders in particular would be paying more out of their own pocket for their care. Our marketing folks came up with an almost Orwellian name for this cost shifting: "consumer-driven health care."

Why Kaiser Mental Health Workers Are on Strike in California

Sal Rosselli | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
Sal Rosselli

These clinicians have an ethical obligation to advocate for their patients to ensure that they get the care they need in Kaiser's increasingly corporatized and impersonal health care system.

Why Waiting to Sign Up for an Obamacare Plan Could Cost You a Bundle

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If you don't give yourself enough time to sort through the options available to you, you might wind up paying your insurance company a lot more than necessary -- which is exactly what a lot of my former colleagues in the business are hoping for.