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At 10 Years Sober

Maureen Herman | Posted 10.22.2014 | 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 10.17.2014 | 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.

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...

Jeffrey Young

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 10.12.2014 | 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 ...

Jeffrey Young

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...