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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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  • Many small firms may face health insurance rate changes under Obamacare

    Many small firms may face health insurance rate changes under Obamacare
    In recent years, as millions of individual consumers coped with new and different kinds of health insurance, small businesses got some breathing room. Millions of small businesses nationwide — and an estimated 70% of California's small firms...
  • Headaches for some taxpayers under the Affordable Care Act

    Headaches for some taxpayers under the Affordable Care Act
    Vadim Jigoulov and his wife were hoping for a small tax refund after the birth of their second child. Instead they owe the federal government more than $2,000 related to subsidies they received to help them buy health insurance under Obamacare. The...
  • 18,000 Californians use extended Obamacare sign-up to avoid tax penalty

    18,000 Californians use extended Obamacare sign-up to avoid tax penalty
    California officials said about 18,000 people have taken advantage of an extended Obamacare enrollment period that was created as a final opportunity to escape the health law's tax penalties. The special enrollment window runs until April 30 for...
  • Mayo: As closing time nears, will Legislature clock us?

    Mayo: As closing time nears, will Legislature clock us?
    With three weeks left in the 2015 regular session, our Legislature is working as hard as ever — to clobber us. Perhaps it was an omen when a Miami lawmaker reportedly punched a visiting college student in the face at a Tallahassee watering hole...
  • Rauner's planned cuts to mental health care could raise costs, critics say

    Rauner's planned cuts to mental health care could raise costs, critics say
    In the years before he started receiving consistent treatment for bipolar disorder, Illinois Medicaid patient Rome Tucker says he often was homeless, riding buses through the night. When he felt overwhelmed, Tucker often checked into Chicago-area...
  • If the Supreme Court ends Obamacare, is there a Plan B?

    If the Supreme Court ends Obamacare, is there a Plan B?
    Five years ago, President Barack Obama signed a law that will be a significant part of his presidential legacy: the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on a case that will largely determine if that law is remembered...
  • An uphill fight for South Florida's Democratic delegation

    An uphill fight for South Florida's Democratic delegation
    South Florida is the state's most populous region, yet it has almost no political clout in the Legislature. Republicans control both houses and the governor's mansion, so the area's heavily Democratic delegations will face a fight for relevance when...
  • Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints

     Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints
    Coventry Health Care is lowering the cost of HIV and AIDS drugs after the insurer's prices — more than $1,000 per month on some plans sold in Illinois — drew complaints of discrimination from patient advocates. Advocates have said Coventry...
  • Equal coverage for mental and medical health remains an issue, studies show

    Equal coverage for mental and medical health remains an issue, studies show
    After overdosing 19 times, William Head Williams was finally ready to enter a detoxification program for his heroin addiction. But he was turned away from a New York hospital after his insurer deemed his admission not medically necessary, said his...
  • States already worry about latest challenge to Obamacare

    Supreme Court arguments in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act are still days away, but already, a sense of impending crisis has hit state officials and patient advocates in many parts of the country. Many worry they have no good options....
  • Scott's backpedaling on Medicaid bad news: My Word

    Scott's backpedaling on Medicaid bad news: My Word
    Just when it looked as if Florida might do the right thing and accept federal money to provide health-care coverage for about 800,000 of the state's working poor, Gov. Rick Scott throws a wrench in the works. Scott, who in 2013 backed taking some $51...