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Fewer Americans Go Without Medical Care Due To Cost, Survey Says

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 15 years have passed since this small a share of Americans didn't get medical care they needed because of the cost, a new fede...

After Hurricane Katrina, This Clinic Proved That Building Back Better Matters

Michael J. Nyenhuis | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Michael J. Nyenhuis

Preparing for the next disaster by building back better is a rising refrain today among those of us engaged in disaster response and recovery efforts around the globe. In New Orleans, EXCELth is showing us all how to do that in a thoughtful way.

Obamacare Safety Net Catching People Who Lose Health Insurance

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obamacare health insurance exchanges appear to be doing a good job when it comes to one of their most important yet underappreciated...

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 ...

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 ...

Jeffrey Young

5 Ways Obamacare Can (And Should) Be Fixed

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Obamacare is here to stay. That’s the message from President Barack Obama and other supporters of the Affordable Care Act after their ...

Jeffrey Young

No Time To Exhale: The Legal System Is Far From Finished With Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's health care law survived yet another near-death experience Thursday. But that doesn't mean the Affordable Care ...

Jeffrey Young

Here's The Story You'd Be Reading Today If The Supreme Court Had Gutted Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

The Affordable Care Act won a major victory in the Supreme Court on Thursday when the justices, on a 6-3 basis, declined to stick a knife into one of ...

Jeffrey Young

Democratic Governors Ready To Help If Court Guts Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare subsidies in two-thirds of the country, President Barack Obama won't be the only leader offe...

Jonathan Cohn

Obamacare Repeal Would Swell The Deficit Even Using GOP's New Math, Budget Office Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

The economist that Republicans handpicked to run the Congressional Budget Office just told Republicans that one of their favorite arguments about Obam...

Jeffrey Young

Republicans' Post-Supreme-Court Plan For Obamacare: Just Repeal It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON-- Congressional Republican leaders have promised for months they would be ready if the Supreme Court wipes out Obamacare subsidies for mill...

Jonathan Cohn

Republicans' Constituents Would Bear Brunt Of Obamacare Reversal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

House Republicans have been cheering on the lawsuit currently before the Supreme Court that, if successful, would cut off Affordable Care Act tax cred...

Jeffrey Young

Americans Aren't Paying Attention To That Huge Obamacare Supreme Court Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

The Supreme Court is set to issue a ruling in a major Affordable Care Act case that could force millions off their health insurance this June. But if ...

Jeffrey Young

Obama Makes Moral Plea For Health Care Law As Supreme Court Ruling Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama restated the moral case for his health care reform law during a speech Tuesday, asserting, "Health care is not a p...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Enrollees Anxiously Await Supreme Court Decision That Threatens Their Coverage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON-- Karen Hines is worried about getting two pieces of very bad news this June. The first would be her cancer returning. The second would be ...

The Supreme Court Case That Could Gut Obamacare, Explained In 2 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

The Supreme Court is expected to issue a hotly anticipated decision soon in a lawsuit that could do major damage to the Affordable Care Act, aka Obama...

Protecting 50 Years of Child Health Progress

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

At a time when we should be celebrating Medicaid and CHIP successes, serious threats to Medicaid, CHIP and the ACA continue to surface in Congress. So, in addition to advocating for continuing improvements in children's health coverage, we must also play defense to protect the hard-earned gains made for children as well as adults.

Here's How Many People In Each State May Not Be Able To Afford Insurance If The Supreme Court Rules Against Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics

The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision in a major new lawsuit against Obamacare this June, and the health coverage for millions hangs in th...

Jonathan Cohn

Mental Illness Is A Much Bigger Problem For The Poor, New Study Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

If you want to talk about inequality in America, you should be talking about mental illness -- and the ability of people to get treatment for it. ...

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

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.26.2015 | 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.

Jeffrey Young

This Is What The Latest Obamacare Supreme Court Case Is All About

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama’s big health care reform law is back at the Supreme Court. Justices are expected to issue a decision in June on a new challen...

Jonathan Cohn

There's A Huge Reality Gap On Obamacare, And This New Poll Proves It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

In a new survey, more than half of self-identified Republicans said they didn’t think the Affordable Care Act is increasing the number of people wit...

Here's Why You Should Really Stop Saying You're Broke

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.23.2015 | Comedy

It's called perspective, guys. Listen, we all go through periods where we have very little money, but when you look at the big picture, it's much h...

Jeffrey Young

Conservatives Argue The Obamacare Lawsuit Won't Be So Bad After All. That's Nonsense.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Get ready for a new line from the crowd that brought a lawsuit before the Supreme Court threatening to devastate Obamacare and snatch he...

Jonathan Cohn

Rick Scott And Florida Republicans Are Throwing An Anti-Obamacare Tantrum

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

An unusual and revealing political fight over health care has been unfolding in Florida. It's unusual because it pits Rick Scott, the Republican g...