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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 GOP chips away at Obamacare, voting to redefine full-time work

    Congressional Republicans renewed their assault Thursday on the Affordable Care Act, as the House passed legislation to redefine the law's definition of full-time work, a key detail that would affect how employers must provide health benefits to workers....
  • Obamacare's guaranteed health coverage changes lives in first year

    Obamacare's guaranteed health coverage changes lives in first year
    Like many working Americans, Lisa Gray thought she had good health insurance. That was until she was diagnosed with leukemia in mid-2013, and the self-employed businesswoman made a startling discovery: Her health plan didn't cover the chemotherapy she...
  • Affordable Care Act tax consequences kick in this year; free tax, enrollment counseling on Peninsula

     Affordable Care Act tax consequences kick in this year; free tax, enrollment counseling on Peninsula
    One element of the Affordable Care Act will show up in tax returns for the first time this filing season — and for individual taxpayers, the effect could be good or bad. The 2015 tax season marks the first time that all taxpayers will have to...
  • Even with Obamacare, patients will turn to the ER

    To the editor: Given the nation's aging population and physician shortages, emergency visits will continue to increase despite Obamacare. ("Since Obamacare, L.A. County ER visits show hospitals in 'state of flux,'" Jan. 1) In addition, as millions of...
  • Effects of Obamacare's employer mandate remain uncertain

    MILWAUKEE Eric Wagner estimates that the cost of providing health benefits at his business could rise at least 50 percent this year, possibly as much as 100 percent. Yet Wagner, the chief executive of the company that operates five restaurants in the...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: When Harvard University meets Obamacare

    The irony illustrated on the pages of Monday's New York Times was almost too delicious. Harvard University professors an elite group of academics with a collective IQ in the millions have finally discovered what most of the uneducated masses discerned...
  • California's soaring healthcare costs bode ill for the budget

    California's budget, which bounced back after years of deficits, is now being squeezed by rising healthcare costs for the poor and for retired state workers. The mountain of medical bills threatens to undermine Gov. Jerry Brown's efforts to strengthen...
  • Here's the anti-Obamacare lawsuit that just might deserve to win

    Here's the anti-Obamacare lawsuit that just might deserve to win
    Lawsuits aimed at eviscerating the Affordable Care Act have been lining up in federal courts like airliners on America's taxiways. Most are frivolous or partisan or both, and some have already been tossed. The Supreme Court on Friday will ponder whether...
  • The GOP keeps trying to scare people away from Obamacare--but why?

    The conservative approach to keeping Americans from taking advantage of the Affordable Care Act always has featured a large element of fear-mongering. Remember the "death panels"? Sticker shock? That these things haven't come true hasn't kept...
  • Fewer Americans delayed needed medical care in 2014, survey says

    Fewer Americans delayed needed medical care in 2014, survey says
    The number of Americans who put off needed medical care fell substantially last year, according to a new survey that provides one of the fullest pictures of how the federal health law may be improving not only insurance coverage but also access to...
  • U.S. House backs Lou Barletta on volunteer firefighters regarding Obamacare concern

    U.S. House backs Lou Barletta on volunteer firefighters regarding Obamacare concern
    WASHINGTON — Legislation that makes sure that volunteer firefighters are not counted as full-time employees by the IRS under Obamacare unanimously cleared the House of Representatives this week. The U.S. Treasury Department last year announced...