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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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  • House Republicans sue Obama over Affordable Care Act enactment

    After searching for months to find an attorney who would take their case, House Republicans made good on their threat to sue the Obama administration Friday, filing a lawsuit challenging the president's authority to enact key parts of the Affordable...
  • Md. health exchange enrolls 16,700 in first week

    Md. health exchange enrolls 16,700 in first week
    The Maryland health exchange has enrolled more than 16,700 people in private insurance plans and Medicaid during what was mostly a trouble-free first week for users of the new website. It took more than two months to enroll that many people last year...
  • Expanded health coverage merits push from leaders: Editorial

    Expanded health coverage merits push from leaders: Editorial
    The Florida Legislature's new top officers, Senate President Andy Gardiner of Orlando and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli of Merritt Island, began laying out their policy agendas after they formally took charge of their chambers in Tallahassee this past...
  • Small employers grapple with rising health insurance premiums

     Small employers grapple with rising health insurance premiums
    Chicago-based YJT Solutions isn't required to offer health insurance to its 35 employees, but it does. In fact, it covers 100 percent of its workers' individual costs. But that rare act of generosity by the information technology services company was...
  • Obamacare is a 'varsity stinker'

    Obamacare is a 'varsity stinker'
    OK, I can't help myself. Over the past three years, I have written at least a dozen columns critical of Obamacare (a.k.a. The "Affordable Care Act") in this space and devoted an entire chapter to the topic in my book "America: Hope for Change." Yet,...
  • Puckett's departure deconstructed: Senator resigning killed McAuliffe's secret Medicaid plan

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe had run out of options to pull off his marquee campaign promise to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Even a risky plan to circumvent the legislature had fallen apart. That's when the...
  • Health exchange officials must work to improve the quality of care

    Health exchange officials must work to improve the quality of care
    The National Alliance on Mental Illness applauds the Easter Seals' recent article encouraging lawmakers to improve health insurance plan benefits for millions of Americans ("Getting what you pay for in the ACA," Nov. 15). At NAMI Maryland we strongly...
  • Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam calls for Medicaid expansion

     Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam calls for Medicaid expansion
    The key to providing access to quality health care for those with a mental illness lies in the expansion of Medicaid, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday to a crowd of 500 at the 25th annual Thanksgiving banquet of Hampton-Newport News Community Services...
  • 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...
  • One week remains for 2015 health insurance coverage

    Consumers have until Dec.15 to sign up for health insurance coverage effective Jan. 1, 2015, through the state's federally facilitated state marketplace. Open enrollment through the Affordable Care Act's state marketplaces opened in mid-November....
  • Florida Hospital touts the benefits of Obamacare's help for the uninsured

    Florida Hospital touts the benefits of Obamacare's help for the uninsured
    Their title is “navigator,” and they work at hospitals throughout the region, from Florida Hospital to South Lake Hospital to Orlando Health Heart Institute. Their job, though, is not about providing new patients with directions to the...