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Friday Talking Points -- Don't Panic!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Can we all just take a deep breath? I'm speaking to many Democratic voters as well as the bulk of the mainstream media here, just to clarify. Because far too many seem to currently be going off the deep end. But from where I sit, this is an overreaction to a very short-term situation.

Obamacare Cut The Uninsured Rate To Single Digits Last Year

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 7 million previously uninsured Americans gained health coverage in 2015, the second full year of the Obamacare coverage expans...

Obamacare Helped Millions Of Uninsured. It May Not Help Many More.

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If there's just one thing that's crystal clear about Obamacare, it's that the landmark health care law has taken a huge bite out of Amer...

Friday Talking Points -- The Rehabilitation of Golf in the GOP

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a wrapup of the week that was in the presidential campaigns, and as befitting his status as the Republican frontrunner, we're going to start with Donald Trump.

Uninsured Rate Down Way More In States That Embraced Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics

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

Friday Talking Points -- Following the Trump Whirlwind

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.24.2016 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

Two weeks ago, we kind of went out on a limb (the polling evidence was not all that clear when we wrote it) and subtitled our previous column: "Donald Trump, Frontrunner." Since that time, such a statement has gone from being a wild prediction to becoming an equally-wild reality.

Uninsured Rate Continues To Drop

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

The rate of uninsured Americans continued to drop in the second quarter of 2015, according to a new Gallup survey. The decline is evidence of lasting ...

Friday Talking Points -- Chasing The Scooby Van

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Strange but true, the "Scooby van" is now part of our political lexicon. Hillary Clinton herself is apparently to blame for this one, as this was the playful name she came up with for the van she used to get from New York to Iowa this week.

Jeffrey Young

Uninsured Rate Gets Lower And Lower, Thanks To Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON-- The Affordable Care Act was designed to slash the percentage of Americans who lack health insurance, and it's working. The uninsured r...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Enrollments Hit Nearly 12 Million, Top Health Official Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Close to 12 million people are covered by health insurance plans purchased from an Obamacare exchange, Health and Human Services Secreta...

Paul Ryan Needs A Reality Check On Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that Democrats who touted the successes of the Affordable Care Act need to have their brains examined. Recent da...

Jeffrey Young

The Uninsured Rate Just Keeps Falling, New Survey Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business

The share of Americans without health insurance fell below 13 percent by the end of 2014, a rapid drop from just a year before and a clear sign that o...

Obamacare Drives Uninsured Rate To Lowest On Record

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business

The percentage of Americans without health insurance fell to a new low in recent months, according to the results of a Gallup poll released Thursday. ...

Jeffrey Young

In States That Didn't Expand Medicaid, Obamacare's Not Reaching The Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business

Twenty-five states didn't take up the Obamacare Medicaid expansion at the beginning of this year, and the results speak for themselves: A new survey s...

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 ...

Jeffrey Young

This Number Is About To Decline Significantly

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business

The number of Americans with health insurance held steady in 2012, according to a Census Bureau report issued Tuesday morning. The number of insured A...

Reclaiming "We"

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

When it comes to health care reform, the states most likely to benefit -- because they have the highest percentages of uninsured citizens -- are the source of the loudest objections to reform.

Arthur Delaney

Poverty Rate Rises To 13.2 Percent, Number Of Uninsured Grows

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Income fell, the poverty rate rose and the number of uninsured grew by more than half a million from 2007 to 2008, the government announced Thursday m...