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Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
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Top Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Articles

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  • UnitedHealth Group rolls out upbeat earnings outlook

    MINNEAPOLIS The financial drag from the federal health care overhaul should lessen in the coming years, as growth continues in the Medicare and Medicaid markets, Stephen Hemsley, the chief executive at UnitedHealth Group, said during a Tuesday investors...
  • Medical errors in U.S. hospitals fall

    Medical errors in U.S. hospitals fall
    Hospitals nationwide are making fewer mistakes in treating patients, sparing 50,000 lives and saving $12 billion in health spending over the past three years, according to a new analysis of billing data by federal health officials. The report from the...
  • Who are you calling stupid?

    Who are you calling stupid?
    "Stupid is as stupid does" -- Forrest Gump Unless you regularly follow conservative media, you may not have heard what one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) thinks about you. Jonathan Gruber is a Massachusetts Institute of...
  • In Arizona, swings in Medicaid access show program's impact

    In Arizona, swings in Medicaid access show program's impact
    Bad timing turned Karen Slone's medical problem into a crisis. Slone, 53, a former administrative assistant with diabetes, followed doctors' advice for years, getting regular checkups. Then, last year, she lost her job and her insurance, and stopped...
  • The risk in rushing an Illinois health exchange

    The risk in rushing an Illinois health exchange
    Tens of thousands of Illinois residents will sign up for coverage under Obamacare over the next few months. Many of them wouldn't be able to afford the insurance without a federal subsidy to help pay the premiums. Those subsidies, however, are in...
  • Another bad checkup for the Affordable Care Act

    The implementation of the Affordable Care Act seems like an unending nightmare. Desperate for some good news, the White House is justly relieved and celebrating the fact that the government website is not plagued with last year's disasters. But other big...
  • Some newly insured still struggle to pay for health care

    Some newly insured still struggle to pay for health care
    For Martha Gruberman, a 63-year-old resident of south suburban Steger, obtaining health insurance through the Affordable Care Act hasn't made it any easier to pay for routine medical care. A plan she chose through the federal marketplace requires her to...
  • Half Of State Hospitals Exceed Infection Rates, New Data Show

    More than 50 percent of the state's hospitals had rates for at least one type of hospital-acquired infection that were worse than federal benchmarks in late 2012 and 2013, new data shows. No other state had a higher percentage of its hospitals...
  • Getting help with health exchange

    Getting help with health exchange
    We couldn't agree more with the importance of consumers getting in-person assistance when they purchase health insurance ("Obamacare: Beyond the website," Nov. 21). That's why the Maryland Women's Coalition for Health Care Reform named Maryland's...
  • Healthy PA's days may be numbered

    Healthy PA's days may be numbered
    Open enrollment begins Monday for the health care program that Gov. Tom Corbett created and Gov.-elect Tom Wolf promises to dismantle. What that will mean for those who enroll in the program, called Healthy PA, is not clear. The program could extend...
  • Obamacare lawsuit a reaction to White House dishonesty

    To the editor: Contrary to The Times editorial board, the House Republicans' lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act is not shameful, but rather well-suited for the times. ("The GOP's shameful lawsuit against Obamacare," Editorial, Nov. 24) Obama has...