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Jeffrey Young

More Proof That Anti-Obamacare States Desperately Need Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business

In a lot of big urban areas where a large share of residents lack health insurance, help isn't on the way. Seven of the 11 large metro areas where ...

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Obamacare Is Doing At Least One Big Thing Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business

Another day, another survey showing that Obamacare is beginning to cure America's uninsured problem. The latest numbers come from the federal Cente...

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360,000 Obamacare Enrollees At Risk Of Losing Subsidies

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business

More than 360,000 individuals enrolled in health insurance via the Obamacare exchanges must provide federal authorities with updated information about...

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Why Is CVS Walking Away From $2 BILLION A Year?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business

The company formerly known as CVS Caremark made a big splash Wednesday by yanking whatever tobacco products it had left on the shelves a month earlier...

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Health Care Spending To Tick Up In 2014, But Just A Little

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business

After five years of historically low inflation, national health care spending will grow a bit faster this year, according to a federal audit released ...

Why the Courts Won't Kill Obamacare

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

ACA dead-enders will stay at it, fighting Medicaid expansion and filing creative, hopeless lawsuits. They'll stop Medicaid expansion in some states, denying coverage to millions of the most needy. But the ACA will survive. In health care policy, the arc of history has taken a decisive turn toward human decency.

Jeffrey Young

Why Obamacare May Have Trouble Signing Up As Many Uninsured Next Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 08.14.2014 | Business

Obamacare made huge strides in extending health coverage to millions of uninsured people in its first year. Keeping up that momentum could be challeng...

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Obamacare At Risk For 310,000 Who Must Provide Proof Of Legal Status

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama's administration is contacting 310,000 Obamacare enrollees starting Tuesday to warn them that they must verify they are U.S. ci...

Dire Predictions About Doctor Shortage Post-Obamacare Haven't Panned Out

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

It's true that the number of doctors per capita in the U.S. likely will continue to decrease, especially in rural areas. But even though an estimated 13 million Americans have become newly insured since the first of this year, the predictions of the gloom-and-doomers have not panned out.

Jeffrey Young

In States Where It's Wanted, Obamacare Is Working Well

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business

Obamacare is already making a big difference in the states that actually embraced it. States that expanded Medicaid and created their own health in...

Double the Giving, Double the Fun: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

July has been a busy month for Daily Giving, so we decided to double our efforts and give two grants a day for the entire month of July. These seed gr...

Jeffrey Young

In States That Didn't Expand Medicaid, Obamacare's Not Reaching The Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business

Twenty-five states didn't take up the Obamacare Medicaid expansion at the beginning of this year, and the results speak for themselves: A new survey s...

A Diabetes Hoarder Story

Peg Abernathy | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

When I was first diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes more than 25 years ago, I had no health insurance. And due to my young adult perspective and extreme naiveté about managing my diabetes condition, I believed that very little about my personal life would change with my diagnosis. I guess ignorance is bliss, but ignorance can also cause the eventual reality to be that much more painful.

Jeffrey Young

New Obamacare Poll Reveals Views Of Winners And Losers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.19.2014 | Business

If you want Americans to like Obamacare, giving them some money seems to help. A new poll reveals that previously uninsured people and those who recei...

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Diagnosis: Headaches For Obamacare Enrollees At The Doctor's Office

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business

Obamacare's enrollment glitches might have been fixed long ago, but they're still causing headaches at doctors' offices and clinics around the country...

Winning in November by Defending the Affordable Care Act Now

David Coates | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
David Coates

Lindsey Graham's recent warning that Republicans might yet push for a presidential impeachment serves to demonstrate, if further demonstration was still required, just how brutal Washington politics could get if his party ends up in control of both Houses of Congress after the mid-term elections in November.

Jeffrey Young

ER Visits Jump As Obamacare Kicks In, Doctors Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business

More people may be visiting hospital emergency departments this year as health benefits from Obamacare went live, according to a survey of physicians ...

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Obamacare Could Save A Bunch Of Lives: Harvard Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.07.2014 | Business

Fewer people died in Massachusetts after the state enacted its landmark legislation to cover the uninsured, according to a new Harvard University stud...

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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...

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Your Guide To The Latest Freakout Over Health Care Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business

Health care spending appears to be on the rise after several years of historically low growth, provoking a minor freakout about whether the bad old da...

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The Biggest Reason People Didn't Sign Up For Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business

The top reason uninsured people didn't enroll in coverage under Obamacare this year is they still don't feel like they can afford health insurance, ac...

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Obamacare Sign-Ups Hit 8 Million In Remarkable Turnaround

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business

In a remarkable rebound from the botched rollout of Obamacare, 8 million people have signed up for private health insurance via the exchanges created ...

Obamacare's Biggest Fear Isn't Coming True

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has i...

Anti-Obamacare States Are Falling Far Behind In Insuring People

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business

The ranks of the uninsured are thinning most quickly in states that have actively embraced Obamacare, a new poll finds. The uninsured rate has fall...

More Proof Obamacare Is Working

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing share of Americans got health insurance as sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law came to a close l...