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Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Sign-Ups Near 500,000 After First Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business

More than 460,000 people enrolled in a private health insurance plan on the federally run Obamacare exchanges in 37 states during the first week of th...

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.

A Quarter Of Uninsured Say They Can't Afford To Buy Coverage

Kaiser Health News | Mary Agnes Carey | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business

This story was originally published by Kaiser Health News. Just days before the health law’s marketplaces reopened, nearly a quarter of uninsured...

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.

Dear New York City's Uninsured: Screw You, Love Governor Cuomo

Jeff Reichert | Posted 11.19.2014 | New York
Jeff Reichert

he ramifications of the lack of proper health care go far beyond physical pain; it affects our ability to take care of our families, our pride, our sense of identity and self-worth.

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Train Not Wrecking As Sign-Up Period Kicks Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business

MANASSAS, Virginia -- The website hasn't crashed, government officials aren't scrambling, and Americans are actually using the Obamacare exchanges to ...

Jeffrey Young

It's Obamacare Season! Here's What You Need To Know To Sign Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business

Obamacare enrollment begins again on Saturday, and there's a lot for consumers to figure out. President Barack Obama aims to enroll about 9 millio...

Sam Stein

Inside Obama's Plan To Beat Health Care Enrollment Expecations

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Willie Sutton supposedly said he robbed banks because that's where the money is. As the Obama administration tries to firm up the health...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Enrollment Goal For 2015 Is 9 Million, Lower Than Expected

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business

Just days ahead of the next Obamacare sign-up period, the Department of Health and Human Services is scaling back projections of how many people will ...

Jeffrey Young

Obama Pledges To Protect Health Care Law From Republican Assaults

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama vowed to protect the core elements of his health care reform law after Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (...

Progress on Children's Health Coverage Is Slowing

Joan Alker | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Joan Alker

The historic progress our nation has made in reducing the rate of uninsured children appears to be slowing down. While we've achieved the historically low child uninsured rate of 7.1 percent, our research shows that we're starting to see some stagnation.

Sam Stein

This Election IS About Obamacare For These Uninsured People

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The last few years of Tarika Collins’ life have been a series of horrendous medical complications. Four separate car accidents in 201...

At 10 Years Sober

Maureen Herman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Herman

I am humbled by and grateful for the help I was given and hope that these programs continue to get support and funding so more people have a chance at being able to rejoin society at a level where they too can give, to help the next person.

Jeffrey Young

These 5 Scary Obamacare Predictions Were Dead Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business

Predicting the ways in which Obamacare would fail and ruin America has been something of a cottage industry for conservative politicians and talking h...

Jeffrey Young

Conservatives Proven Utterly Wrong On Key Aspect Of Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business

Remember when Obamacare was a terrible deal for young adults, and how "young invincibles" didn't even want health insurance? Conservative groups -- ac...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Officials Swear Website Will Work This Time Around

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business

HealthCare.gov will be easier to use when Obamacare enrollment starts back up next month -- and not just because the website actually works now, senio...

Obamacare Is Making a Difference, But Here's What We Must Tackle Next

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

We still spend more per capita on health care than any other country. In that sense, the law doesn't do enough to address the "real cost drivers" of medical inflation.

Jeffrey Young

Hospitals In States That Won't Expand Medicaid Left With More Unpaid Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business

States that refuse to accept Obamacare's Medicaid expansion aren't just leaving behind poor residents, they're also hurting hospitals' bottom lines. ...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Critics Just Lost Another Talking Point

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business

Obamacare's so-called government takeover of health care was supposed to destroy the private insurance market. Somebody forgot to tell the health insu...

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 ...

Jeffrey Young

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...

Jeffrey Young

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...

Jeffrey Young

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...

Jeffrey Young

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 10.19.2014 | 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.