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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

Here's How Obamacare Is Going To Affect Your Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.01.2015 | 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...

Jonathan Cohn

Obamacare Is Turning 5 Years Old, And The Debate Has Barely Changed

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

A big f***ing deal happened five years ago Monday. On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act -- a law designed to m...

Jonathan Cohn

The Freakout From An Obamacare Ruling Could Be Unlike Anything We've Seen

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Experts have a pretty good sense of what will happen if the Supreme Court rules in favor of the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, cutting o...

Jonathan Cohn

House Republican Budget Could Double The Number Of Uninsured

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

Worried about the number of Americans who still don’t have health insurance? If House Republican leaders get their way, the number will be much bigg...

Jeffrey Young

16 Million Fewer Uninsured Thanks To Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 16 million Americans gained health coverage because of the Affordable Care Act, mainly via the law's health insurance exchange...

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...

Why My Kentucky Kinfolks Can Sleep Easier Than My Tennessee Kinfolks

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

While Tennessee lawmakers continue to do all they can to undermine Obamacare, low- and moderate-income Kentuckians can go to bed at night and not have the same worry that their neighbors a few miles to the south have about the cost of health care. Does that make sense to you?

Jeffrey Young

Huge Stakes As Supreme Court Takes Aim At Obamacare Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Obamacare faces its strangest challenge yet when the Supreme Court takes up the law for the third time Wednesday, but the oddity of the ...

King v. Burwell: A Novel Argument to Get Us Out of This Mess

William Pierce | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
William Pierce

No matter your political point of view on the law, basic humanity dictates that we not leave millions of people without insurance and thousands who are getting needed medical care with no option to continue to buy health insurance and/or get the medical care they need.

Jeffrey Young

No Way To Prevent Disaster If The Supreme Court Guts Obamacare, Top Official Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

The federal government is powerless to prevent millions from losing health insurance if the Supreme Court rules against President Barack Obama in a la...

Jeffrey Young

Rush Of Obamacare Enrollees Expected Before Sunday Deadline

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business

With only a few days remaining in the second-ever Obamacare sign-up season, the White House, insurance companies and enrollment workers expect a big r...

Jeffrey Young

An Obamacare 'Replacement?' Don't Believe The Hype

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

It’s Obamacare replacement season! Or at least, that’s what congressional Republicans want people to believe. Nearly five years after the Affor...

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 01.28.2015 | 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 03.28.2015 | 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 03.08.2015 | 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 02.22.2015 | 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 01.30.2015 | 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?