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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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  • Time to pay Obamacare fines — $172 on average

    Time to pay Obamacare fines — $172 on average
    Cathy Cortijo's work as an Affordable Care Act navigator wasn't over at the end of the open enrollment period in February. That's because the Obama administration extended the enrollment deadline for anyone hit with the penalty for not having...
  • How severe is the shortage of substance abuse specialists?

    The number of people with insurance coverage for alcohol and drug abuse disorders is about to explode at a time there's already a severe shortage of trained behavioral health professionals in many states. Until now, there's been no data on just how...
  • Q&A: Why health-care war is bogging down Tallahassee

    Q&A: Why health-care war is bogging down Tallahassee
    TALLAHASSEE — In Florida's budget battle, there's an 800-pound gorilla in the emergency room. The House and Senate are divided on how to tackle two issues related to Medicaid, resulting in a $4.2 billion gap between the two chambers' budgets. Here...
  • Megan McArdle: Obamacare enrollment awaits a verdict

    Is Obamacare enrollment stalling? That's the suggestion of a recent New York Times article that basically looks at the enrollment differences between the Affordable Care Act's state and federal exchanges. Many states that had good enrollment for the 2014...
  • How a hero of Obamacare became a foe of gay rights: the Steve Beshear case

    How a hero of Obamacare became a foe of gay rights: the Steve Beshear case
    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is one of the unquestioned heroes of the Affordable Care Act, aggressively expanding Medicaid and supporting a state exchange to the extent that Kentucky has experienced the second-largest reduction in its uninsured rate in the...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: Rhetoric unchanged on Obamacare

    Five years after enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the political debate between its supporters and its opponents continues to rage with remarkably little change. But the success of the law in extending insurance coverage to millions of Americans...
  • Tax returns and Obamacare: a perfect storm?

    Tax returns and Obamacare: a perfect storm?
    In my Wednesday column, I wrote that Congress keeps asking the Internal Revenue Service to do more work even as Congress cuts the IRS budget. One consequence of that budget squeeze is a precipitous decline in service the IRS gives taxpayers. The...
  • Lukewarm reception for new sign-up period under health law

    About 36,000 people have taken advantage of a second chance to sign up for coverage under the president's health care law, the Obama administration said Wednesday. That's not a lot, considering that an estimated 4 million people are potentially eligible....
  • Dirty tax preparers using Obamacare to rip off clients

    Dirty tax preparers using Obamacare to rip off clients
    Obamacare is ripe to be exploited by scammers, with many people still not understanding the requirements more than a year after they took effect. I didn't think tax preparers would be the ones exploiting it, but the IRS warns that's what's happening....
  • Lawsuit aims to stop Ohio from dropping people from Medicaid

    An Ohio group wants a federal judge to block state officials from ending the Medicaid health coverage of tens of thousands of low-income residents. The request comes as the state's Medicaid agency works to "re-determine" eligibility for recipients of the...
  • Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan fails again in committee vote

    Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans failed again Tuesday, voted down by a key Senate committee a month after it was defeated in a special legislative session. The Senate Commerce Committee...