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Uninsured Rate Down Way More In States That Embraced Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The share of Americans without health insurance has dropped sharply since enrollment under the Affordable Care Act began in 2013, accord...

Who Is the Patient: The Insurance Industry or Real People?

John Geyman | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
John Geyman

Uncontrolled inflation of health care costs continues unimpeded as insurers, hospitals, drug companies, and others in the medical-industrial complex embrace expanded and subsidized new markets with minimal oversight.

A Quarter Of Latinos In The U.S. Are Uninsured

Stateline | Teresa Wiltz | Posted 10.10.2014 | Latino Voices

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Obamacare Is Making a Difference, But Here's What We Must Tackle Next

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

We still spend more per capita on health care than any other country. In that sense, the law doesn't do enough to address the "real cost drivers" of medical inflation.

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Is Doing At Least One Big Thing Right | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business

Another day, another survey showing that Obamacare is beginning to cure America's uninsured problem. The latest numbers come from the federal Cente...

On Health Insurance Coverage, the South Really and Truly Is the Region With the Most Freedom

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Ain't freedom grand? And what says freedom better than being free from government mandates like the guarantee that you can't be denied health insurance because of a pre-existing condition?

Jeffrey Young

Here's More Proof Obamacare Is Working | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business

The number of Americans without health insurance declined by 10.3 million because of Obamacare enrollment, according to a report from the Department o...

Too Soon to Say on Insurance Rates for '15, But There Are Trends Worth Noting

Bob Semro | Posted 08.31.2014 | Denver
Bob Semro

How much will health insurance premiums go up next year? The short answer: We won't know for several months.

Obamacare Has Drastically Cut The Uninsured Rate For Blacks, Hispanics

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 09.25.2014 | Business

A new survey confirms that Obamacare is most helping some of the very people it was designed to help: blacks, Hispanics and low-income Americans. ...

Uninsured Rate Drops To New Low As Obamacare Sign-Ups Surge

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business

The percentage of Americans without health insurance is at its lowest since Gallup started tracking such data in 2008. According to Gallup's most ...

Anti-Obamacare States Are Falling Far Behind In Insuring People

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business

The ranks of the uninsured are thinning most quickly in states that have actively embraced Obamacare, a new poll finds. The uninsured rate has fall...

GOP Senate Candidate Explains Why The Uninsured Are Less 'Educated,' 'Sophisticated'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who is running to unseat Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), sought Thursday to explain his controversial comments about how, in hi...

Here's Why Most Uninsured Americans Won't Enroll In Obamacare

Kaiser Health News | Jordan Rau | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business

Provided by Kaiser Health News: With less than a week left until insurers stop accepting new customers through the health care marketplaces, a poll...

Jason Linkins

Columnist Suddenly Worried About The Uninsured, But Not Enough To Get It Right | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

It's been a while since we got to read a solid, hopelessly clueless op-ed inveighing against Obamacare, but The Washington Times' Joe Curl brings us a...

Exactly How Is the Affordable Care Act an Affront to Freedom?

David Coates | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
David Coates

The government is being shut down for a reason, and we need to examine that reason. We need to ask our Republican Congressmen and women exactly which bits of the ACA are such a threat to individual freedom in America that resistance to them warrants closing down the government?

Doctor's Advice: Get Health Insurance

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

If you trust your doctor with your life, you should trust his or her advice. Get insurance and encourage your family, friends, neighbors and acquaintances to get health insurance.

Marketing Obamacare Insurance

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

If we want to sell health insurance, it behooves us to study how the same purchasing audience buys cornflakes.

Almost All Americans Lack Health Insurance

Beth Haynes, M.D. | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Beth Haynes, M.D.

If we want to preserve financial protection for catastrophic medical care, we have to allow our health coverage to conform to the requirements of true insurance.

Jeffrey Young

High Health Costs Excluded Millions Of Americans Last Year | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business

More than 40 percent of U.S. residents went without health insurance or had coverage that didn't protect them against high medical costs last year, su...

Jeffrey Young

Health Insurance Out Of Reach For Millions Of Americans | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business

More than 45 million U.S. residents didn't have health insurance during the first nine months of last year, according to survey findings released Thur...

Providing Care for Those Who Need It Most

Amy R. Hamlin | Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact
Amy R. Hamlin

Regardless of health care policies or politics, Volunteers in Medicine clinics will be needed indefinitely to continue to care for those who remain uninsured, who fall through the cracks or are unable to afford health insurance.

States With The Most Uninsured Residents

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.30.2012 | Business

There are 50.7 million uninsured Americans as of the 2010 census, and in some states, over a quarter of the population is uninsured. States in the...

GOP To The Uninsured: You're On Your Own

The Washington Post | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

The House is voting (again) to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday. Meanwhile, six Republican governors (so far) say they won’t go along ...

Uninsured Face Uncertain Future If Court Strikes Down Health Care Law

The New Republic | Alec MacGillis | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

SEWANEE, Tenn. - As Robin Layman, a mother of two who has major health troubles but no insurance, arrived at a free clinic here, she had a big persona...

Hickenlooper To Sign Hospital Information Bill

Posted 05.07.2012 | Denver

On Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law that changes how uninsured patients are billed after receiving hospital treatment. Senate...