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Detroit's Water Cutoffs: Counterproductive and Coldhearted

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 06.26.2014 | Detroit
Rep. John Conyers

Imagine a week without running water. Imagine not only the physical thirst but also the inability to bathe, to cook, or to clean. This is the reality right now in Detroit. But we can change it.

Jeffrey Young

Millions Get Obamacare Plans For $100 Or Less

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business

Almost seven out of 10 people who bought health insurance on the federal Obamacare exchanges are paying $100 or less a month for coverage, according t...

Laura Bassett

Obama's New Health Secretary May Change How Washington Works

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Sylvia Mathews Burwell is about to inherit one of the most difficult jobs in Washington. As President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Department of...

Combating the Silent Epidemic of Hepatitis B in the AAPI Community

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kiran Ahuja

Ed. note: A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog. As part of CDC and Hep B United's Know Hepatitis B campaign, this in...

Chevron's Ecuador Plan B

Karen Hinton | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

The big news this week in the Chevron-Ecuador saga is the Patton Boggs settlement with the oil giant, which should not be shocking to anyone following the financial troubles of the law firm.

Jeffrey Young

More Than 8 Million Have Signed Up For Obamacare, In Latest Tally

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.01.2014 | Business

Over 8 million individuals signed up for health insurance via the Obamacare exchanges through April 19, according to an official report from the Depar...

The New HHS Secretary and America's Neglected Infections of Poverty

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

The new HHS Secretary will have a lot on her plate in 2014. It is my hope that with her unique skill set, Ms. Burwell will address this vital and most glaring health disparity among the poorest of the poor in the southern United States.

Such Fail: HHS Adopts Stray Doge To Hawk Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

No, this article will not start with a series of fragmented sentences expressing mock enthusiasm. Because if there was any question the "doge" meme ha...

Now Is the Best Time to Take Care of the Hearts That Matter Most to You

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The medical community is on the front lines, of course, treating sick patients, helping others recover and -- equally importantly -- educating and encouraging others how to avoid the dangerous tentacles of the No. 1 killer of Americans.

Dem Rep Blames GOP Repeal Attempts For Low Obamacare Numbers

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), discussing the Department of Health and Human Services’ recent release of Affordable Care Act enrollment number...

Jeffrey Young

Big Bump In Obamacare Enrollment

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

More than 500,000 people enrolled into health coverage via the federal government's health insurance exchanges this month, President Barack Obama said...

Jeffrey Young

Health Insurers Extend Key Obamacare Deadline

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.18.2013 | Business

Facing pressure from the Obama administration, health insurers have extended the deadline for Obamacare premiums as late as Jan. 10, the industry's le...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Enrollments Surpass 1 Million

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.12.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- More than two months after Obamacare's ugly debut, the number of Americans using the system is starting to grow: Nearly 1.2 million peop...

Jeffrey Young

Are You Ready For Obamacare Saturday?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business

After Thanksgiving comes Black Friday. After Black Friday comes ... Obamacare Saturday? Saturday is the deadline for President Barack Obama to make...

Obama Administration Reportedly Knew About Obamacare Issues Last Spring

Reuters | David Morgan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Obama administration officials, including senior White House staff, were warned last spring of risks to the rollout o...

Obamacare Website Going Down Again For Maintenance

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The glitch-ridden website used to sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law will be down for "extende...

Jeffrey Young

White House Hints At Way Around Obamacare Mandate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

Americans anxious they'll get fined for not having health insurance because they can't buy any on Obamacare's broken website might be in for some reli...

State Becomes First To Cut Welfare Amid Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics

By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C., Oct 15 (Reuters) - North Carolina has become the first state to cut off welfare benefits to poor resid...

'A Marathon, Not a Sprint': Enroll America Tells Uninsured Floridians About the Federal Exchange

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

With a huge uninsured population, and a legislature that refuses to carry out the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Florida has been a focus of national efforts to promote enrollment in the ACA's federal health insurance exchange.

Best Hotels for Yoga

Gogobot | Posted 11.30.2013 | Travel
Gogobot

Because September is National Yoga Awareness Month, hotels are offering up deals to help first-time yoga practitioners get their downward dog just right.

October 1: A New Opportunity to Take Care of Yourself

National Council of La Raza | Posted 10.23.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

If we don't create awareness about the benefits of the law, we will stifle opportunities for millions of Latinos who have already been shut out of health care for far too long.

Medicare Paid Billions For Poor Nursing Home Care

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 04.29.2013 | Fifty

SAN FRANCISCO — Medicare paid billions in taxpayer dollars to nursing homes nationwide that were not meeting basic requirements to look after th...

Amid Budget Battle, A Surprising Finding On Medicare Costs

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

We hear a lot about how Medicare spending is out of control and will bankrupt the federal government if left unchecked. Against that backdrop, a report issued by the Department of Health and Human Services today includes findings that might surprise some people.

Jeffrey Young

Patients Bill Of Rights: New Rules Spell Out Obamacare's Promises

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

Health insurance consumers won't be discriminated against because of pre-existing conditions, can't be charged more because of gender and will be guar...

N.C. Governor Issues Executive Order To Expand Pre-K Program

Sun Journal, New Bern, N.C. | | Posted 12.18.2012 | Education

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue Thursday issued an executive order authorizing the expansion of the NC Pre-K program to serve up to 6,300 additiona...