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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.

Jeffrey Young

A Republican Senate Can't Repeal Obamacare. That Won't Stop Them From Trying

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republicans have been chomping at the bit to repeal Obamacare since the instant President Barack Obama signed it into law on March 23, 2010. With cont...

These Democrats Want to Let Insurers Sell Crappy Coverage Again

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

As we head into the final stretch before next week's midterm elections, Americans continue to have wide-ranging views of Obamacare, but even many who have an unfavorable view of it say they would rather see Congress improve it than get rid of it.

Why Some Republicans Think Health Insurance for Undocumented Residents Makes Sense

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Democrats in Congress decided not to provide coverage to the estimated 11.5 million undocumented residents in the U.S. Actually, it'd be more accurate to say that many of them were unwilling to vote for a reform bill enabling undocumented residents to buy coverage on the state health insurance exchanges out of fear of jeopardizing their re-election chances.

Colorado's Health Exchange On Target to Meet Budget Goals

Bob Semro | Posted 12.07.2014 | Denver
Bob Semro

Connect for Health Colorado's Finance Committee recently offered a revenue projection for the current year. Using a conservative approach, it projects that revenue for 2014 is about $600,000 above earlier estimates, and total revenue for the year is expected to top out at $5.4 million.

Under 26? Should You Stay on Your Parent's Health Insurance?

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.17.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

If you're currently without coverage or want to explore better options, this is the perfect time to start researching what's available.

An Exemption to the Insurance Mandate That Looks A Lot Like Insurance Without the Assurance

D. Brad Wright | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

I would encourage us to think broadly about who we consider our neighbors and how we care for them, and to engage with "faith-based insurance alternatives" with a keen understanding of the fact that they have many redeeming qualities, but that they are not in the business of insurance.

Culture Clash

Tom Deegan | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Deegan

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act of 1986 is finally getting traction.

Finally! Someone Explains What All Those Obamacare Numbers Mean!

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You're going to hear a lot about Obamacare this fall, especially from Republicans. They'll try to convince you that it was a bad deal. They'll throw numbers at you to make you think that the cost of health insurance is spiraling out of control. In all likelihood those numbers will be incorrect, but how will you know?

Free-Market Writer Still Upset at Beauprez's Support of Obamacare Mandate

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.09.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Colorado political writer Ari Armstrong was apparently the first media figure to notice, back in 2007, Bob Beauprez's unqualified support for the cent...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Deadline Safety Valve Comes In Handy As Website Buckles

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business

The latest tweak to the Obamacare deadline came in handy Monday when HealthCare.gov buckled during the rush by millions to sign up for health insuranc...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Enrollment Surging With Last-Minute Sign-Ups

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business

On the last day to sign up for Obamacare, evidence appears to be mounting that what started as a disaster may turn out a success. Monday is the dea...

Jeffrey Young

What You Need To Know About Obamacare's Individual Mandate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business

The big Obamacare deadline looming on March 31 isn't just the last chance for most Americans to buy health insurance this year. It's also the last ch...

Jeffrey Young

What's Up With Matt Drudge's Weird Tweet About Obamacare?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.21.2014 | Business

That Matt Drudge, proprietor of The Drudge Report, is a lusty hater of Obamacare isn't a revelation. And the mercurial man behind the mammoth aggregat...

Jeffrey Young

The Obamacare Deadline Is Just Days Away. Here's What You Need To Know

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.20.2014 | Business

The Obamacare deadline for this year is almost upon us. If you don't have health insurance yet and you want coverage, it's time to get moving. Here's ...

Jason Linkins

WSJ Editors Seem To Think Widely Reported Obamacare Extension Is A 'Secret'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

On Wednesday, the editors of The Wall Street Journal filed a diatribe about "ObamaCare's Secret Mandate Exemption," bragging about unearthing a closel...

CBO: Five-Year Individual Mandate Delay Means 13 Million More Uninsured, Higher Premiums

Edwin Park | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Edwin Park

Delaying health reform's individual mandate for five years, as a House bill would do to offset the cost of permanently cancelling scheduled cuts in Medicare payments to physicians, would mean about 13 million more uninsured Americans in 2018 compared to current law, with similar increases in most years that the mandate isn't in effect.

Opponents Float Another 'Replacement,' but Most Americans Want to Keep, Fix ACA

Bob Semro | Posted 05.09.2014 | Denver
Bob Semro

The Affordable Care Act is likely to dominate the political debate leading up to the national midterm elections. The Republican message will concentrate on popular dissatisfaction with the law, but it appears there will be little talk about a practical alternative.

Republicans Want to Replace Obamacare With...Obamacare-Lite?

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Astonishingly, the Republicans have simply taken the provisions of Obamacare and made them temporary -- and called it "reform"! We'll give you fair prices, but only for a little while. We'll require you to sign up for insurance, but only until you back out.

Will Obama Slip Obamacare Mandate Deadline One Month?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The signup numbers are good, but they will likely fall short of the overall goal of 7 million signed up by the deadline, currently set for the end of March. This will leave the White House with a rather obvious path to make up the difference: slip the individual mandate deadline by one month.

Sam Stein

White House Forcefully Defends Latest Health Care Law Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the president's top advisers on Tuesday accused Republicans of being transparently political in their criticisms of delays made t...

America's First Priority for 2014

Linda McMahon | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Linda McMahon

Democrats and Republicans didn't find a lot to agree on in 2013, but the first and most important action they should agree on in 2014 is to delay -- perhaps indefinitely -- the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

Eloquent Errors

Neil McCarthy | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

Though George Will obsequiously derides the progressives for their "limitless faith in their own cleverness," whatever faith they had was not in their cleverness. It was in Governor Romney's.

Emily Swanson

Most Americans Know Obamacare Means They Must Have Health Insurance

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most Americans are aware of the Affordable Care Act's mandate that they have some form of health insurance beginning in 2014, but many d...

Here's Every Argument You'll Need To Know To Win Your Obamacare Debate This Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari & Ryan Grim | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

We've all got a crazy uncle we love. He might not even technically be an uncle -- it's not something the family likes to get into -- but he's there at...