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Why a Trip to the Dentist Costs So Much Now -- And What We Can Do About It

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Americans understand how expensive dental care has become, which partially explains why only 36 percent of all adults in the United States are expected to visit a dentist this year -- and why, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, one in four nonelderly Americans have untreated tooth decay.

The Fate of Obamcare Is Not in the Hands of Millenials

Sean McElwee | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The entire problem, like many of the problems very serious people identify, is entirely mythical.

Obamacare: What's in It for You? Plenty, So Take Time to Find Out

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Numbers show just how big the disconnect is between the reality of what's occurred in health care since Congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and the perception that people have of the law resulting from the relentless campaign of misinformation from the president's opponents.

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...

Support for Obamacare Will Go Up Soon; Here's Why

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The latest polls on Obamacare are bleak. But those poll numbers will change as more people are finally able to shop for coverage on the new health insurance websites -- and find coverage that is surprisingly affordable.

Hungry For Leadership On SNAP

Margie Omero | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

Many on the right see SNAP rates as the problem, rather than hunger. Yet public opinion on SNAP is not nearly so radical.

Jeffrey Young

How Much Will Obamacare Cost Where You Live? New Report Offers Preview

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.26.2013 | Business

The premiums for coverage available on the health insurance exchanges created by President Barack Obama's health care reform law will vary widely from...

Jeffrey Young

Employee Health Benefit Costs Rose Slowly In 2013, Survey Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business

The cost of job-based health insurance rose slowly in 2013 from the year before and the percentage of companies offering health benefits to workers re...

Decline in Cost of Health Care in America

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

A slower growth of health care cost would mean less burden on the individual family, freeing that family to invest in and live a higher quality of life. And for communities it would free billions of dollars for education, businesses, job creation, and future innovation.

Countdown: 175 Days Until the End of Job Lock in America

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The Obama administration's decision to postpone the requirement that large employers offer health insurance to their workers has been characterized by pundits on the left as a capitulation to big business and on the right as the latest evidence that Obamacare isn't working. Actually, it's neither.

Yes Virginia, Obamacare Still Exists

Linda Bergthold | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Why do people think Obamacare no longer exists? It is already being implemented and it will continue to be implemented in January 2014.

Sharing Our Knowledge. Taking More Action.

Vignetta Charles, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Vignetta Charles, Ph.D.

Women of color continue to be disproportionately affected. In 2010, Black women accounted for about two thirds (64 percent) of new infections among women in the U.S., while we are only 13 percent of the population.

Alicia Keys: Women With AIDS 'Could Be My Sister'

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- Alicia Keys says she wants to spark a global conversation about HIV/AIDS. The Grammy Award-winning singer says that when she traveled t...

Gun Violence vs. Job Loss: Study Reveals Which One Americans Worry About More

Posted 02.27.2013 | Black Voices

In a six-day survey of more than 1,200 adults across the U.S., the Kaiser Family Foundation found that Americans worry more about being a victim of gu...

Is Health Care Part of the "Fairy Dust" Talk About the Fiscal Cliff?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

I'm getting really tired of the hysteria over this so-called, somewhat media created, "fiscal cliff." But I do think we are in for some changes in health care as a result of the discussions going on in Washington so here's what you should expect.

Support For Obamacare Repeal Hits All-Time Low

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

A week after President Barack Obama's reelection, opposition to one of his signature first term accomplishments has reached a low ebb, according to a ...

Medicaid: The Forgotten Issue

Max Richtman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Max Richtman

People should be asking -- what will happen to those 30 million or more Americans who will likely lose their Medicaid coverage during a Romney/Ryan administration? Where will they go for health care coverage?

Huge Share Of Small Business Owners Have No Health Insurance

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.08.2012 | Small Business

Obamacare won’t only affect employees of small firms. For a significant portion of small business owners, the new health care law will also affect t...

Rather Not Go Bankrupt When You Get Sick? Another Reason to Support Obamacare

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Politicians who are promising to repeal Obamacare won't find any evidence in the Kaiser Family Foundation's analysis of health insurance costs that the law has caused premiums to skyrocket, as many of those politicians have contended.

This Is Not Your Mother's Medicare: Part 2

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We are confident that good citizens will be willing to put the country's interests first and advocate for and demand a pragmatic and collaborative solution to our Medicare dilemma.

This Is Not Your Mother's Medicare: Part 1

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We agree with Paul Ryan that we need a debate to determine how Medicare can be improved. What we do not need, however, is much of what passes for debate these days -- diatribes, finger-pointing, ad hominem attacks, and systematic presentations of misinformation.

"Path to Prosperity?" For Many Senior Citizens, VP Pick Ryan's Plan Would Be Path to the Poorhouse

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Under the privatized Medicare program Ryan envisions, the effect of the cost-shifting strategy would be disastrous for the growing number of senior citizens who are finding that every year they have less and less money to make ends meet.

What's Next for Obamacare?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

The public, as ignorant of the specifics of the Affordable Care Act as ever, can be forgiven for believing Republicans that this decision is "the biggest tax hike in history." But that is actually an outright lie.

Building American Support for Global Health Spending

Tom Murphy | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

The reality of foreign aid spending is vastly different than its perception. Despite representing a small sliver of the federal budget, foreign aid does a lot of good.

Putting Our Premiums Into Medical Care, Not Profits

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Chances are that many of the people eligible for an insurance rebate are among those demanding that ObamaCare be repealed or struck down by the Supreme Court. Getting a check in the mail because of ObamaCare might make some of them reconsider.