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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 Ame...

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, h...

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 F...

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 pr...

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 pla...

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 Sen...

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...

Obamacare Enrollment Is Outpacing Last Year With 8 Million Sign-Ups

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 8 million people signed up for coverage via the federal HealthCare.gov health insurance exchange marketplace as of Saturday, H...

Obamacare Enrollment Hits 6 Million Ahead Of January Deadline

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

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The Medically Uninsured Are Working Folk Too

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

We need to stop thinking about the uninsured as "unemployed people without insurance" and see them instead as our working neighbors, colleagues, and employees who can get health care only when their problems become extreme or catastrophic.

Lighting the Way to Health Care

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

One would think, in this holiday season, a spirit of compassion for those with less access to resources would be a guiding light. But apparently some lawmakers would rather cut off their constituents' access to health care than give them support

This Is What It Costs To Ignore Obamacare's Individual Mandate

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Going without health insurance next year won't come cheap: The penalty for breaking Obamacare's individual mandate to get covered will g...

GOP's New Plan To Repeal Obamacare Is Missing One Obvious Thing

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

Republicans would like Americans to believe they’ve come up with a kindlier, gentler way to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They haven’t....

Bad Obamacare News Is Real. That Doesn't Mean Obamacare Is Dying.

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

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Calling all small businesses: Stop big increases in health insurance premiums by making sure all workers have some form of coverage

Frank Knapp | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Frank Knapp

Open enrollment for health insurance through the marketplaces has now started. Every citizen is required by law to have some form of health insurance ...

Decreasing Number of Uninsured: Metric For Success of the Affordable Care Act?

John Geyman | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

While it is tempting to look at just one metric--the decline in numbers of the uninsured, this is a trap if used to deceive ourselves as to the success of the ACA. As the above examples indicate, we still have a long way to go before we can say that we have reformed U. S. health care in the public interest.

Obamacare Enrollment Will Barely Increase Next Year, Feds Say

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fewer than 1 million new customers nationwide will have health insurance from the Obamacare exchanges next year, according to a federal...

Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion Is Helping The Uninsured -- Where It's Allowed To

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

The Affordable Care Act’s chief aim is to extend coverage to people without health insurance. One of the 2010 law’s primary means to achie...

Progress for Children's Health

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey show the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working and helping get people health coverage. This is a welcome stark contrast to new census data showing children remain our poorest age group and the younger they are the poorer they are.