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This Is What Happens When Your State Government Blocks The Medicaid Expansion

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics

The Affordable Care Act has helped millions of Americans get health insurance. But it’s helping Americans in some parts of the country more than oth...

Aetna CEO Threatened Obamacare Pullout If Feds Opposed Humana Merger

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics

The big health care news this week came from Aetna, which announced on Monday it was dramatically scaling back participation in the Affordable Care Ac...

Obama Joins Call For 'Public Option' Health Care Plan

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama has revived his endorsement of a government-run “public option” health insurance program that would compete ...

This Is What Would Happen If You Repealed Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are once again running for election on a promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's landmark 2010 h...

This Is Probably What's In The GOP Obamacare 'Replacement'

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are going to reveal to the public next week what kind of health care reform they want instead of Obamacare. In anticip...

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...

Major Health Insurer Bailing On Most Obamacare Exchanges

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- UnitedHealth Group, the largest health insurer in the U.S., will pull out of most states' Obamacare exchanges next year, the company ann...

Obamacare Enrollees Are Sick And Getting A Lot Of Medical Care

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The landmark health care reform law known as Obamacare appears to be succeeding in its twin goals of extending health coverage to the un...

Clinton And Sanders Are Both Right About The History Of Health Reform

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders remember the history of health care reform in the 1990s and the 2000s very differently. In a sense, t...

20 Million Gained Health Insurance From Obamacare, President Says

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Twenty million previously uninsured people have gained health coverage since the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, President Barac...

Here's How Donald Trump Says He'd Replace Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican front-runner Donald Trump, who has vowed to scrap the Affordable Care Act and replace it with "something terrific," finally p...

How Obama Would Fix Obamacare If Congress Would Let Him

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Affordable Care Act is nearly six years old, and over that time it's made real headway accomplishing some of its key goals. The unin...

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...

Literally Every Sentence In This Ted Cruz Quote Is Misleading Or False

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics

Health care got some attention in Saturday night’s GOP presidential debate. And when it was Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s turn to speak, he started by cat...

More Than 12 Million Enroll In Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Close to 13 million people enrolled into private health insurance plans via the Affordable Care Act's exchange marketplaces, Health and ...

More Signs Of Fuzzy Math In The Bernie Sanders Health Plan

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics

There’s new reason to think the numbers in the Bernie Sanders health care plan don’t add up. On Wednesday, the Center for a Responsible Federal Bu...

The Frustrating Truth About Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.30.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Obamacare is getting boring. With little time before Sunday's deadline for people to enroll in private health insurance via HealthCare.g...

CBO's Obamacare Estimates: Breaking Through the Floor

D. Brad Wright | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

The question we face now is how to improve implementation and outreach efforts. First off, there are the 20 states that have still refused to expand their Medicaid programs, denying insurance coverage to their most vulnerable residents.

President Obama's Greatest Regret

Kirby Goidel | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Kirby Goidel

President Barack Obama has yet to win over many Republican or conservative admirers. Yet, there can be little doubt that most of his detractors are doing better today than they were on January 20, 2009 when he was first sworn into office.

4 Ways The State Of The Union Got Stronger Under Obama

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, and this speech won’t be like the ones he has given previou...

Obama Vetoes Obamacare Repeal Bill, Obviously

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama notified Congress on Friday that he has vetoed their legislation to repeal huge parts of the Affordable Care Act,...

11 Million Sign Up For Obamacare With Weeks To Go Before Deadline

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Obamacare growth continues to outpace last year's sign-ups, with almost 11.3 million people enrolling into private health insurance plan...

Does The Obamacare Repeal Vote Mean Anything? HuffPosters Debate

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that would repeal most of the Affordable Care Act’s key provisions. It’s the same bill that the Senate passe...

The Latest Obamacare Repeal Vote Is The Most Pointless Yet

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At long last, congressional Republicans have honored a pledge to conservatives and repealed President Barack Obama's landmark health car...

These Were The Most Important Obamacare Stories Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Affordable Care Act survived a near-death experience, made major progress and faced some significant setbacks in 2015, the fifth yea...