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Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Nears Major Goal With One Month To Go

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.27.2015 | Business

It looks like the program will meet its enrollment target this year.

Jeffrey Young

GOP Governor Expands Medicaid Under Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday became the latest Republican governor to accept an expansion of Medicaid to cover more poor residents under the Aff...

Health Insurers' Stock Soars as They Dump Small Business Customers

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Among those who apparently have not yet benefited much at all, at least so far, are owners of small businesses who would like to keep offering coverage to their employees but can no longer afford it. They can't afford it because insurers keep jacking their rates up so high every year that more and more of them are dropping employee health benefits altogether.

Jeffrey Young

Here's How Obamacare Is Going To Affect Your Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business

Taxes are a pain. Health insurance is a pain. This year, Americans will suffer both when they file their income taxes. Ouch. The Affordable Care Ac...

Jeffrey Young

Why We're Picking Walmart And CVS Over Doctors' Offices

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business

How big retailers hope to fix one of the most annoying things about the American health care system.

Jeffrey Young

Supreme Court Could Kick 10 Million People Off Health Insurance

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business

The argument is over just seven words in the law.

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...

Connecting Muslim-Americans to Health Insurance

Aamir Hussain | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Aamir Hussain

IMAN has worked on providing critical services to Chicago's inner city communities, and has provided opportunities for Muslims to translate their faith into social justice work that benefits the community.

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Sign-Ups Reach 6.4 Million

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business

Enrollments via the federally run Obamacare health insurance exchanges on HealthCare.gov surged leading up to a big deadline last week and reached alm...

Good News on Health Care in 2014, But We're Still Spending Way Too Much

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Millions of Americans are still filing for bankruptcy because of medical debt, even though they have insurance. In 2015, families could be on the hook for 13,200 in out-of-pocket expenses before their coverage kicks in. That's far more than many household budgets will allow.

Jeffrey Young

Grubergate Hearing Is Gamechanger For Obamacare. Just Kidding

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

It took nearly four hours, but the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee finally settled the question once and for all about whether Obamaca...

New Data Settles the Debate: Obamacare Is Making Health Insurance More Affordable, Not Less

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

In the second year of our new annual tradition, the exchanges are open for enrollment, which begs the question: What have we learned since last time? Were the naysayers proven right, or did Obamacare really make health insurance more affordable, as was intended?

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Sign-Ups Near 500,000 After First Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business

More than 460,000 people enrolled in a private health insurance plan on the federally run Obamacare exchanges in 37 states during the first week of th...

Why 68 Million of Us Will Soon Be Uninsured if Supreme Court Agrees With D.C. Think Tank

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

At least four million Americans will rejoin the ranks of the uninsured -- and consequently lose access to affordable health care -- if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of Obamacare in a case that hinges on the interpretation of a single sentence in the law.

A Quarter Of Uninsured Say They Can't Afford To Buy Coverage

Kaiser Health News | Mary Agnes Carey | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business

This story was originally published by Kaiser Health News. Just days before the health law’s marketplaces reopened, nearly a quarter of uninsured...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Penalty Could Cost More Than You Expect

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business

Think Obamacare's individual mandate costs just $95 to blow off? Think again.

Dear New York City's Uninsured: Screw You, Love Governor Cuomo

Jeff Reichert | Posted 01.19.2015 | New York
Jeff Reichert

he ramifications of the lack of proper health care go far beyond physical pain; it affects our ability to take care of our families, our pride, our sense of identity and self-worth.

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Train Not Wrecking As Sign-Up Period Kicks Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business

MANASSAS, Virginia -- The website hasn't crashed, government officials aren't scrambling, and Americans are actually using the Obamacare exchanges to ...

Jeffrey Young

It's Obamacare Season! Here's What You Need To Know To Sign Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business

Obamacare enrollment begins again on Saturday, and there's a lot for consumers to figure out. President Barack Obama aims to enroll about 9 millio...

Sam Stein

Inside Obama's Plan To Beat Health Care Enrollment Expecations

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Willie Sutton supposedly said he robbed banks because that's where the money is. As the Obama administration tries to firm up the health...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Enrollment Goal For 2015 Is 9 Million, Lower Than Expected

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.27.2015 | Business

Just days ahead of the next Obamacare sign-up period, the Department of Health and Human Services is scaling back projections of how many people will ...

Jeffrey Young

Obama Pledges To Protect Health Care Law From Republican Assaults

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama vowed to protect the core elements of his health care reform law after Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (...

Progress on Children's Health Coverage Is Slowing

Joan Alker | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Joan Alker

The historic progress our nation has made in reducing the rate of uninsured children appears to be slowing down. While we've achieved the historically low child uninsured rate of 7.1 percent, our research shows that we're starting to see some stagnation.

Sam Stein

This Election IS About Obamacare For These Uninsured People

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The last few years of Tarika Collins’ life have been a series of horrendous medical complications. Four separate car accidents in 201...

At 10 Years Sober

Maureen Herman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Herman

I am humbled by and grateful for the help I was given and hope that these programs continue to get support and funding so more people have a chance at being able to rejoin society at a level where they too can give, to help the next person.