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Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Sign-Ups Hit 8 Million In Remarkable Turnaround

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.17.2014 | 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 04.18.2014 | 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 04.08.2014 | 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...

Jeffrey Young

5 Things The Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Won't Tell You

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business

So is Obamacare a success? Has President Barack Obama's signature health reform law revolutionized our broken health care system? More than 7 milli...

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...

GOP Senate Candidate Explains Why The Uninsured Are Less 'Educated,' 'Sophisticated'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who is running to unseat Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), sought Thursday to explain his controversial comments about how, in hi...

Peace of Mind for 30 Cents

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

Despite the online technology glitches, Bishnu worked through the application process with the help of a dedicated application counselor. When her insurance card arrived at her home, Bishnu's happiness was palpable.

Here's Why Most Uninsured Americans Won't Enroll In Obamacare

Kaiser Health News | Jordan Rau | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business

Provided by Kaiser Health News: With less than a week left until insurers stop accepting new customers through the health care marketplaces, a poll...

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...

Millions Left Behind By Obamacare

AP | By CONNIE CASS | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alan Thacker wants health coverage, but he can't get help in his home state of Georgia. Mary Moscarello Gutierrez no longer can af...

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

Columnist Suddenly Worried About The Uninsured, But Not Enough To Get It Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

It's been a while since we got to read a solid, hopelessly clueless op-ed inveighing against Obamacare, but The Washington Times' Joe Curl brings us a...

Jeffrey Young

Walking The Uninsured Through Obamacare Sign-Ups Is Tiring And Tedious. It Also Works

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business

SALISBURY, Md. -- If you're wondering why the Obama administration is still so far from its goal of enrolling 6 million Americans into Obamacare, look...

Jeffrey Young

More Than 4.2 Million People Have Now Enrolled In Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business

More than 4.2 million people enrolled into private plans via Obamacare's health insurance exchange marketplaces through March 1, the Department of Hea...

Channeling Marie Antoinette to Describe U.S. Health Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

You can say, and even believe, that the U.S. has the best health care system in the world if, as I did for many years, you associate only with other folks who share the same world view as you do and if you watch, read and listen to the media that reinforce your preconceived notions.

Even More Proof Obamacare Is Working

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With just three weeks left to sign up under President Barack Obama's health care law, a major survey tracking the rollout finds th...

Jeffrey Young

The Uninsured Are Turning Against Obamacare. That's A Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.28.2014 | Business

The Obama administration is running into a somewhat surprising roadblock in its final push to get Americans enrolled in Obamacare ahead of the March 3...

Yes, Obamacare Critics, Health Insurance Does Make You Healthier

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Critics don't want to admit that they've run out of criticisms of Obamacare. The website is working, enrollments are surging, and millions of Americans are getting affordable, high-quality health insurance.

Jeffrey Young

Millions Are Now Realizing They're Too Poor For Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.31.2014 | Business

Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling and staunch Republican resistance, Marc Alphonse, an unemployed 40-year-old Marine veteran who is essentially homeles...

Jeffrey Young

GOP Response To State Of The Union Missing Key Words: Repeal Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-Wash.) delivered harsh criticisms of President Barack Obama's health care reform law during the official ...

Now for the Next Part of Reform: Controlling Health Care Costs

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

A valid criticism of the Affordable Care Act is that it doesn't do enough to control health care costs. But all is not lost. Progress can be made to control health care costs. And once again, Massachusetts might be able to lead the way.

Jeffrey Young

Health Care Spending Inflation Stays Low After Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

For the first time in more than a decade, health care spending grew more slowly than the U.S. economy from 2010 to 2012, according to a new report by ...