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Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Extension Granted To Sickest Enrollees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

As many as 135,000 individuals enrolled in federally funded programs for people with pre-existing conditions will be given a few more weeks to find re...

Cancer Patient's Bills Increase Even Under Obamacare

AP | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — Coping with advanced cancer, Bev Veals was in the hospital for chemo this summer when she got a call that her health plan was shutting ...

'That's Not What I Ordered!'

Deane Waldman | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Deane Waldman

You go to a fine restaurant and order a prime steak, or for us heart-healthy cardiologists, a grilled plank salmon. The server brings you a two-day-ol...

Can Angelina Jolie's Brave Editorial Take Us to Equal Access in Health Care?

Angela Onwuachi-Willig | Posted 07.20.2013 | Women
Angela Onwuachi-Willig

After my sister died from breast cancer three years ago, I asked, during my mammogram, whether I should get tested for the breast cancer gene. I was warned that doing so, particularly if I tested positive for the gene, could mark me as an individual with a so-called pre-existing condition.

Arthur Delaney

Mitch McConnell On 30 Million Uninsured: 'That Is Not The Issue'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have said repeatedly that the landmark health care reform law, upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court last week, must...

Arthur Delaney

Obamacare Beneficiaries Who Feared Losing Insurance Cheer Supreme Court Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mary Duffy said she was terrified the Supreme Court would strike down health-care reform. The 62-year-old small-business owner in R...

Arthur Delaney

Boehner Vows To Repeal What Remains Of Health Care Law After Supreme Court Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed Wednesday that Republicans would repeal whatever parts of health care reform remain standing f...

Health Care Coverage Tips for Young Adults

Claire Moshenberg | Posted 08.04.2012 | Parents
Claire Moshenberg

Are you a young adult looking for health care or the parent of a young adult who's navigating the sometimes complicated world of tracking down coverage? This post is for you.

Jeffrey Young

Administration Halts Program That Helped Sick People Find Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.27.2012 | Business

Health insurance agents and brokers will no longer be getting paid to tell sick people about a government-backed health insurance plan that can't turn...

Supreme Damage: Why the Court Can't Throw Out Obamacare

Ethan Rome | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The fact is that serious wreckage would result from a bad decision. Attempting to unscramble this omelet would be a national nightmare.

Arthur Delaney

The Supreme Court's Bridge To Nowhere?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

Alan Sorkowitz of Tucson, Ariz., had been planning a road trip to see family this summer, but now that it seems the Supreme Court might strike down th...

Arthur Delaney

Health Care Reform Beneficiary 'Very Nervous' About Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

Mary Duffy is worried that if the Supreme Court strikes down health care reform, she will lose her health insurance. Duffy, who is 62 and lives in ...

Arthur Delaney

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan Reaches Tiny Fraction Of Uninsured

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration trumpeted a near-milestone Thursday for the Affordable Care Act's fledgling program for people with pre-existin...

Arthur Delaney

Health Care Reform Program Much Costlier Than Expected In California

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home

A temporary program created by the 2010 health care reform law has provided health insurance to fewer people than expected. Yet at the same time, in o...

Jane Smith

Health Care Reform Program That Covers Pre-Existing Conditions Sees Low Enrollment

HuffingtonPost.com | Jane Smith | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fewer than 34,000 Americans have signed up for a health care reform program designed to insure the uninsurable until the new law's broad...

Arthur Delaney

Health Care Reform Program's Enrollment Far, Far Below Expectations In First Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Enrollment in a new federal program for the uninsured is far below expectations from when the program launched following the enactment o...

Arthur Delaney

98 Percent Of Federal Funds For Uninsured Go Unspent

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though as many as 25 million uninsured Americans have pre-existing medical conditions like heart disease and diabetes, a year-old progra...

Arthur Delaney

Would You Spend Six Months Uninsured To Qualify For Affordable Health Coverage?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

The authors of the health care reform bill signed into law last year did not mean to create an incentive for people with private insurance to abandon ...

The Best Kept Secret of Health Reform

Linda Bergthold | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Are you uninsured or do you know someone who is? I do. I get a call or email almost every week from someone who asks me to help them get insurance. Now I have a better answer to give them. The federal government just made it a lot easier to get insurance.

Arthur Delaney

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan To Offer Much Lower Premiums

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government announced Tuesday that it will lower premiums and ease eligibility requirements for its fledgling health insurance progra...

Arthur Delaney

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan A Lifesaver For Some, A Missed Opportunity For Many

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

David Howard had been without health insurance for months when he heard early last year that a component of the new health care reform law would almos...

Arthur Delaney

More People Sign Up For Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, But Enrollment Still Low

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act's fledgling program for people with pre-existing conditions inched up to 18,313 in March, the Obam...

Arthur Delaney

Arizona Couple Ditches Insurance To Qualify For Health Care Reform's High-Risk Pool

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michele Rappaport and her husband, Alan Sorkowitz, said they watched the monthly premiums for their health insurance policy jump from $1,700 to nearly...

Arthur Delaney

PCIP: Enrollment In High-Risk Pools Inches Up To 12,000

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The government's health insurance program for Americans excluded from the private market because of preexisting conditions continued to increase its e...

Arthur Delaney

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan Has Just 8,011 Enrollees

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The health care reform program designed as a stopgap to provide insurance coverage for the uninsurable until the new law's major provisi...