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

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.25.2014 | 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.

Other States Should Follow California's Lead in Providing Health Plan Ratings

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Regardless of where you live, you should check out those rankings before selecting your insurance carrier for 2015. You'll find that, just as in California, the nonprofits lead the pack and the for-profits are eating their dust.

Federal Judge To Weigh GOP Senator's Obamacare Lawsuit

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge will hear arguments this week on whether to toss a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging rules that force congress...

State Health Care Exchanges Frustrate Callers With Long Waits

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — For those trying to enroll through online health exchanges, help has long been advertised as just a phone call away. Yet the ...

Exchanges, Exchanges Everywhere: Understanding the Role of Private Exchanges

David Blumenthal | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
David Blumenthal

Just when we thought we'd gotten the health insurance exchange part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) down, along comes a curve ball: private exchanges.

I Was Denied Health Insurance Because of a Preexisting Condition -- Now I Have It, Thanks to Obamacare

H. Alan Scott | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
H. Alan Scott

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was, uh, well, just another day in the United States of Don't Get Sick Because You Won't Be Able to Afford It.

Obama Enrolls In Health Care Exchange

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama has enrolled in a health care plan under the Affordable Care Act, the White House confirmed Monday. According to a White Ho...

Obamacare: What's in It for You? Plenty, So Take Time to Find Out

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Numbers show just how big the disconnect is between the reality of what's occurred in health care since Congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and the perception that people have of the law resulting from the relentless campaign of misinformation from the president's opponents.

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Senator Admits Central Part Of Obamacare Will Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), one of the most ardent opponents of Obamacare, conceded Thursday that the law's health insurance exchanges "w...

HealthCare.gov Getting Better, Unless You Speak Spanish

Patricia Guerra | Posted 02.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Patricia Guerra

Recent reports show light at the end of the tunnel for the Affordable Care Act's infamous website. For New York non-English speakers, however, the story doesn't end there.

'Fumble?' Did You Say 'Fumble,' Mr. President?

George Mitrovich | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
George Mitrovich

The roll out of President Obama's health care act was a major screw-up and when the president described it at a press conference as a "fumble", he insulted our intelligence.

HealthCare.gov Is Improved, Officials Say

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The worst of the online glitches, crashes and delays may be over for the problem-plagued government health care website, the Depar...

Support for Obamacare Will Go Up Soon; Here's Why

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The latest polls on Obamacare are bleak. But those poll numbers will change as more people are finally able to shop for coverage on the new health insurance websites -- and find coverage that is surprisingly affordable.

Why Republicans Suddenly Care -- Deeply! -- About All Those Canceled Health Policies

Joe Conason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joe Conason

The outpouring of noble sentiment would be laudable -- indeed, long overdue -- if only there was any reason to believe these protestations are sincere.

This State's Health Care Exchange Has Yet To Enroll A Single Person

AP | JONATHAN J. COOPER | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With all the problems facing the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, nowhere is the situation worse or m...

Republican Obamacare 'Fix' Is Junk, Just Like the Junk Insurance Plans It Protects

Ethan Rome | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ethan Rome

In an effort to cynically score political points, the Republicans have taken up the cause of people who have received health insurance "cancellation" notices. The problem is that the Republicans aren't helping these people, they are exploiting them.

Michael McAuliff

Issa Accused Of Yet Another Selective Leak

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are accusing House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) of releasing yet another damning excerpt of testimony ...

Reflections on Health Reform: A Tale of Two IT Procurements

David Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Blumenthal

People are clamoring for heads to roll, and the president is talking about what just could be the geekiest, most obscure topic ever to clog a federal bureaucrat's inbox. Procurement reform? Has he gone off the deep end?

Why Was Your Health Insurance Plan Cancelled and Not Upgraded?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

Regardless of your general disposition toward the president, let's make sure your anger isn't just a little bit misguided.

Obamacare Battle Gets Personal

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Wayne Dofflemyer is no fan of Obamacare. Because of President Bara...

Just 4 People Have Enrolled In Obamacare In This State

AP | RANDALL CHASE | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business

WILMINGTON, Del. -- WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — More than a month after the launch of Delaware's health insurance exchange, officials report only four D...

Insurance Companies Misleading On Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Some insurance companies are sending cancellation notices or other "misleading" letters to customers in an attempt to push them into pricier alternati...

If Reducing the Uninsured Rate is the Goal, Why All the Fuss About Medicaid Enrollment?

Joan Alker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joan Alker

Even if we stipulate that adding people to an existing program is easier than setting up a new system of coverage, comparing Medicaid enrollment to exchange enrollment at this point in time is not even close to an apples to apples comparison. Here is why.

Getting It Right

Rep. Stacey Abrams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Stacey Abrams

Remedies are available for most of the ills of Healthcare.gov and the ACA, and as a nation that prides itself on innovation and reinvention, we are honor-bound to find the right prescription.

Health Reform Implementation: A Little Historical Perspective, Please

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Many of us have literally been working on health care reform for decades. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, advocates in particular and the nation in general scored a milestone victory.