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 2018-04-25 15:48 

Republican-American

State lawmakers consider preserving federal healthcare benefits...

HARTFORD The House is expected to take up legislation today to preserve 10 essential benefits in the federal Affordable Care Act in state law, including contraception coverage. Democratic l......

 2018-04-25 11:00 

Wall Street Journal

Health Care's New 'Skinny Plans': Winners and Losers...

Insurers are expected to roll out new "skinny" health plans that offer a cheaper alternative to Affordable Care Act coverage to consumers who buy their own insurance. But critics say buyers may be risking big bills if they get sick. This video loo...

 2018-04-25 01:00 

Daily Kos

LePage thwarting the will of Maine voters, still refusing to expand Medicaid...

Last year, Maine became the first state to expand Medicaid by ballot initiative, following Gov. Paul LePage's multiple vetos of the legislature's efforts to accept the Affordable Care Act's expansion. LePage, however, won't give up and is ...

 2018-04-24 21:03 

NewsOK

[ The Oklahoman ]

Arkansas Medicaid holds lessons for Oklahoma officials...

The Oklahoman Opinion WHEN Arkansas became one of the first Southern states to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, those on the political left were quick to tout it as a sign even Republican-leaning states were embracing Obamacare's basic p...

 2018-04-24 20:30 

Daily Kos

Trump's short-term health insurance expansion a big dud with the whole health sector...

The reviews—in the form of public comment on proposed regulation—are in, and the Trump administration's most recent Affordable Care Act sabotage scheme is getting panned by all the right people. Trump wants to expand short-term, stop-gap p...

 2018-04-24 16:38 

New York Magazine

LePage Defies the Law and Maine Voters on Medicaid Expansion...

LePage will finally leave office this year. Until then, he plans to block a voter-sanctioned Medicaid expansion via stubborn defiance of the law....

 2018-04-24 13:44 

Forbes

Centene's Obamacare Profits Surge As Market Stabilizes...

Health insurer Centene said first-quarter profits jumped to $340 million as the company retained 80% of its Obamacare members and successfully managed their costs in individual health plans under the Affordable Care Act....

 2018-04-24 07:01 

The Sacramento Bee

California Hospitals Must Cough Up Millions To Meet Charity Care Rules...

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra declined the hospitals' request to be freed from charity obligations required under state law. The hospitals argued that millions more people have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and don't...

 2018-04-24 04:00 

Forbes

Centene's Obamacare Profits Surge As Market Stabilizes...

Health insurer Centene said first-quarter profits jumped to $340 million as the company retained 80% of its Obamacare members and successfully managed their costs in individual health plans under the Affordable Care Act....

 2018-04-23 19:27 

Economic Policy Journal

What Paul Krugman Understood About Health Economics When He Went on TV Calling for More Central Planning in Healthcare...

He told mourners during a eulogy for Uwe Reinhardt:Around 2005 I was one of the many U.S. progressives with a public platform who decided that it was time to make another push at health reform, the push that eventually led to the Affordable Care Act. But ...

 2018-04-23 16:19 

ThinkProgress

Trump's big idea for health insurance excludes maternity care and barely covers addiction treatment...

The Trump administration's "affordable alternative" to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is short-term health plans, but a new Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) study published on Monday shows just how bare-bones this coverage actually is. A KFF revi...

 2018-04-23 15:30 

Washington Post

[ Wonkblog ]

Huge federal contractor 'failed' to pay workers $100 million in wages, union says...

One of the country's largest federal contractors has been accused of underpaying about 10,000 workers who run help hotlines for public health insurance programs, including the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, by up to $100 million over the past five ...

 2018-04-23 11:37 

San Jose Mercury

The Mercury News...

SJM-L-HEALTHPOLL-0620 (Seipel/Frankel) EMBARGOED UNTIL 8 PM MONDAY 4:30 for print Californians' views of the Affordable Care Act and the importance of the state's Medi-Cal program. How worried are Californians about possibly losing their health co...

 2018-04-22 17:30 

Salon

Why the extreme reaction to Obamacare could be the new normal in American politics...

Paul Ryan's attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act in March 2017 was just one of many to undo the health law...

 2018-04-21 17:20 

Washington Post

(AMONG RALLYGOERS) In the past two years, did you participate in a protest, rally, or other event to express your views on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, or not? IF YES: Was it to s...
 2018-04-20 14:20 

Daily Kos

Republicans insist they'll still run on Obamacare repeal, but are quiet on the issue back home...

Republicans are talking big about running in 2018 on how they repealed the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act, the only significant repeal of the law they've been running against for eight years they've managed to achieve. "Republic...

 2018-04-20 12:57 

Newsmax

GOP Backs Away From Obamacare Repeal...

Republicans are moving away from their call to repeal the Affordable Care Act as the midterm elections approach, The Hill reports. Despite campaigning heavily on a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, Republicans couldn't pass their bill last year, g...

 2018-04-19 16:10 

Newsmax

GOP Bet Big on Repeal of Individual Mandate...

Republicans plan on highlighting their repeal of the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act in their midterm campaigns, risking a backlash....

 2018-04-19 15:50 

KGAN

[ CBS Cedar Rapids ]

Iowa: Transitional health insurance plans to remain for 2019...

Iowa insurance officials say 38,000 Iowans who bought health insurance policies after the Affordable Care Act was passed into law but before the state insurance exchanges were set up in 2014 will get to keep those polices for another year.These so-called ...

 2018-04-19 15:11 

US News & World Report

Iowa: Transitional Health Insurance Plans to Remain for 2019...

Iowa insurance officials say 38,000 Iowans who bought health insurance policies after the Affordable Care Act was passed into law but before the state insurance exchanges were set up in 2014 will get to keep those polices for another year....

 2018-04-19 12:00 

Los Angeles Times

California leads nation in pushing back against Trump health policies...

In the face of federal efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, California policymakers are proposing laws and other changes to counter them. Beyond that, they're aggressively pushing measures to expand health coverage beyond what the ACA envisio...

 2018-04-19 09:30 

Axios

GOP will tout individual mandate repeal, but it could backfire...

Republicans are planning to campaign aggressively on their repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, despite the high likelihood that insurers will announce a big round of premium increases just weeks before Election Day. They're cou...

 2018-04-18 15:52 

Orange County Register

Hospitals in Glendale, Panorama City must cough up millions to meet charity care rules...

The hospitals argued that there isn't as much need to support charity care because millions more people have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. PIH Health Hospital in Downey had also r......

 2018-04-18 12:00 

Wall Street Journal

Bare-Bones Health Policies Are Cheaper Than ACA Plans—and Riskier Too...

Consumers who can't afford Affordable Care Act health insurance are turning to lower-cost indemnity policies, which pay for some care but still could leave buyers with big bills if they have major medical needs....

 2018-04-18 09:00 

Axios

Stormy Daniels wins TV war: overshadows taxes, health care...

Tax cuts and the Affordable Care Act are supposed to be big issues in the midterm elections, but both have faded from the attention of the cable news networks now that they're no longer front and center in Congress, according to data from GDELT, a ser...

 2018-04-18 07:49 

AlterNet.org

How Trump's Obamacare Administrator is Quietly Taking a Hatchet to Obamacare...

Seema Verma is the point person for the Trump administration to dismantle the Affordable Care Act -- preferably behind the scenes. It's been well documented that the Trump White House has filled federal agencies with bureaucrats whose life work is des...

 2018-04-16 17:51 

Marketwatch.com

Obamacare triggering upturn in preventative care — and risky drinking, too...

The Affordable Care Act has delivered an increase in preventative-care utilization — but also an upturn in risky drinking, a study finds....

 2018-04-14 18:30 

San Jose Mercury

Republicans dump favorite election message: Repeal Obamacare...

For the first time in nearly a decade, Republican candidates across the country find themselves bereft of what was once their favorite talking point: repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act....

 2018-04-14 18:07 

Washington Times

Missouri considers unprecedented addiction help for moms...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Senate is considering a bill that would extend Medicaid for new mothers struggling with addiction. Missouri's Medicaid now covers substance abuse programs for about two months after a woman gives birth. The bipa...

 2018-04-14 13:19 

Washington Post

Republicans lose their favorite campaign message: Repealing Obamacare...

For the first election in nearly a decade, Republicans can't center their message on eliminating the Affordable Care Act....

 2018-04-13 19:05 

Newsmax

New Jersey Revives Obamacare Mandate...

The Affordable Care Act's individual mandate that was repealed by Congress last year is likely to be reinstated in New Jersey.On Thursday, Garden State lawmakers sent a bill to Gov. Phil Murphy that would revive the mandate, requiring those without he...

 2018-04-13 18:52 

Newsmax

New Jersey Revives Obamacare Mandate...

The Affordable Care Act's individual mandate that was repealed by Congress last year is likely to be reinstated in New Jersey....

 2018-04-13 02:01 

KAYU

[ FOX Spokane ]

Voters support raising the age limit for buying semi-automatic rifles...

Eastern Washington voters have overwhelmingly backed raising the age limit to 21-years-old or older to......

 2018-04-13 02:01 

KFFX/KCYU

[ FOX Yakima ]

Voters support raising the age limit for buying semi-automatic rifles...

Eastern Washington voters have overwhelmingly backed raising the age limit to 21-years-old or older to......

 2018-04-12 22:07 

CNS News

$36,731,130,000: Improper Medicaid Payments Skyrocket...

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on the day in 2010 when President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. (Screen Capture) Please support CNSNews today! (a 501c3 non-profit production of the Media Research Center) DONATE...

 2018-04-12 20:16 

Miami Herald

UM healthcare summit looks at how Trump policies, politics affect Obamacare...

Healthcare is big business in South Florida, but the industry is changing as policies and politics impact the Affordable Care Act.. The University of Miami's healthcare summit examines effects on patients, health insurers and hospitals....

 2018-04-12 16:36 

Dallas Morning News

Is it a coincidence that the opioid crisis grew under the Affordable Care Act?...

Each day, opioid abuse claims hundreds of lives. It's a devastating crisis that has shattered families and communities across the country. As a......

 2018-04-12 11:09 

Washington Post

Do you support or oppose the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare?...
 2018-04-12 10:56 

Washington Post

(AMONG RALLYGOERS) In the past two years, did you participate in a protest, rally, or other event to express your views on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, or not? IF YES: Was it to s...
 2018-04-12 08:30 

Axios

The left is getting more active on health care...

Activism and political protest is on the rise on the left in the U.S., and support for the Affordable Care Act is one of the biggest issues motivating the protesters, according to the latest survey on activism and protest by the Kaiser Family Foundation a...

 2018-04-11 13:13 

Gwinnett Daily Post

ON HEALTH: Changes in health care...

This column started in 2010 with the major shift in health care with the development of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now, in 2018, there are still more major changes in the realm of health care. Are you able to......

 2018-04-11 06:21 

KTVZ

[ Bend, OR ]

Oregon AG joins defense of Affordable Care Act...

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum joined 15 attorneys general Monday in a motion to intervene in Texas et al. v. United States et al., a lawsuit filed in federal district......

 2018-04-10 22:20 

Chicago Tribune

Some Illinois consumers won't have to pay Obamacare penalty this year...

Consumers who chose to pay a penalty rather than sign up for health insurance are getting a break, depending where they live. Most consumers have been required under the Affordable Care Act to have health insurance or pay a federal penalty of $695 per adu...

 2018-04-10 18:30 

Daily Kos

New Trump rules for Obamacare gives more power to states, insurers to screw consumers...

The Trump sabotage of the Affordable Care Act continues with the annual release of guidance to state and insurers provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Saying "Too many Americans are facing skyrocketing premiums that they can'...

 2018-04-10 17:47 

The Blaze

Commentary: Obamacare is now so terrible, people aren't going to their doctors — even when sick...

When the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, its supporters celebrated the legislation, calling it a landmark bill that would make Americans healthier and......

 2018-04-10 15:38 

Dallas Morning News

Object to abortion? A new health law tax exemption may apply to you...

Object to abortion? You may be able to get an exemption from the Affordable Care Act tax penalty for people who don't get health insurance.The......

 2018-04-10 12:58 

ThinkProgress

Trump administration issues new rule chipping away at Obamacare...

The Trump administration issued a ton of regulatory changes Monday that chip away at the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Moving forward, states will have more flexibility to set their own standards and people will be given new exemptions to avoid the health ca...

 2018-04-10 03:14 

UPI

Trump administration creates new exemptions under ACA mandate...

The Trump administration Monday provided new exemptions to the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, which requires Americans to have health insurance....

 2018-04-10 00:49 

Chicago Sun-Times

Abortion objectors may get a pass on health law penalty...

Object to abortion? You may be able to get an exemption from the Affordable Care Act tax penalty for people who don't get health insurance....

 2018-04-10 00:00 

KPTV

[ FOX Portland, OR ]

Abortion objectors may get a pass on health law penalty...

Object to abortion? You may be able to get an exemption from the Affordable Care Act tax penalty for people who don't get health insurance....

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