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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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  • Census data on poverty show results of economic policy gone wrong

    Census data on poverty show results of economic policy gone wrong
    The headline number in last week's release of Census Bureau data on poverty was pretty good. It was widely noted that the rate dropped significantly for the first time since 2006, with especially sharp declines among children and Latino families. A peek...
  • Obamacare Sunshine Act sheds light on $3.5B paid to doctors

     Obamacare Sunshine Act sheds light on $3.5B paid to doctors
    U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received nearly $3.5 billion from pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers over the last five months of 2013, according to a partial set of data released Tuesday by the federal government. The data...
  • Are the Medicaid wars over, or just on pause?

     Are the Medicaid wars over, or just on pause?
    Everyone knew Del. Tom Rust's bill was going to die, just as they knew the House of Delegates debate on Medicaid expansion last week wasn't going to convince a staunchly opposed Republican majority to change its mind. But they went through the...
  • 30,000 Californians face Obamacare enrollment delays, dropped coverage

    30,000 Californians face Obamacare enrollment delays, dropped coverage
    California's health insurance exchange is vowing to fix enrollment delays and dropped coverage for about 30,000 consumers before the next sign-up period this fall. Covered California said it failed to promptly send insurance applications for 20,000...
  • Republican critic of Congress challenges Alcee Hastings

    Republican critic of Congress challenges Alcee Hastings
    Voters in the 20th congressional district will choose on Nov. 4 between Alcee Hastings, a Democrat with 22 years of experience on Capitol Hill, and a Republican newcomer who scorns all of Congress. "I'm not the incumbent. I haven't given this country $18...
  • Missed opportunity

    Republican leaders in the Virginia House had a tremendous opportunity before them during the special legislative session on Medicaid expansion last week. With Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe effectively relegated to the sidelines, the GOP was free to...
  • Weigh options when losing health coverage at work: COBRA or Obamacare?

     Weigh options when losing health coverage at work: COBRA or Obamacare?
    When Amanda Lean decided to leave her full-time job to work as a private political consultant, she had a decision to make: continue with the insurance she had through her previous job — or shop for a plan on her own. Keeping the insurance she...
  • Positive Obamacare news, spun for the GOP

    Positive Obamacare news, spun for the GOP
    So far one of the most maddening aspects of Obamacare is the law's stubborn refusal to irreparably destroy America. We were promised malevolent death panels, grandmothers expiring while waiting in blockslong lines outside hospitals and the complete...
  • Why the GOP may not take the Senate

    Why the GOP may not take the Senate
    There is something deeply satisfying about the troubles punditry is having in nailing down exactly what's happening in the 2014 elections. The careful statistical models keep gyrating on the question of whether Republicans will win control of the Senate...
  • Eastern Pennsylvania and Allegheny County lead Obamacare enrollments statewide

    Eastern Pennsylvania and Allegheny County lead Obamacare enrollments statewide
    Looking to enroll people in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, government and volunteer agencies headed to the state's population centers. The effort paid off. Newly released data on enrollment of individuals who signed up during the...
  • The ugly surprise of out-of-network doctors and 'balance billing'

    The ugly surprise of out-of-network doctors and 'balance billing'
    The New York Times' Elisabeth Rosenthal offered an important lesson in healthcare economics over the weekend that's a must-read for anyone about to undergo a major medical procedure. Rosenthal's piece explored how charges from out-of-network providers...