Thousands of people who didn’t qualify for affordable health coverage in California’s Santa Clara County will soon be able to get preventative care at a community clinic, regardless of immigration status or income, through a pilot program, Working Partnerships USA, a grassroots organization, reported. Earlier this month, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The conservative Republican governor of Alabama, a Deep South state where “Obamacare” is often reviled, said on Nov. 12 that his administration is mulling an expansion of the state’s Medicaid program under the federal health care law. Gov. Robert Bentley, a dermatologist turned governor, emphasized that he was in the exploratory […]
The percentage of children without health insurance fell to its lowest point in decades in 2014, with Alabama boasting the lowest rate in the Deep South, the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute reported. In Alabama, 3.8 percent of children lacked health insurance last year, thanks, in part, to collaboration among key players – the state’s […]
IN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA — A few weeks before Christmas in 2010, Gloria Owens was shopping in the Dirt Cheap Store in Yazoo City, Mississippi, when she collapsed. That is when Owens, now 59, learned she was suffering from untreated diabetes. A social worker here, she’d lost her health insurance after switching to part-time work […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the share of uninsured Americans below 10 percent and underscoring how hard it could be for Republicans to dismantle the program. The Health and Human Services Department said on […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law now have issues with their tax returns that could jeopardize their subsidies next year. Administration officials say those taxpayers will have to act quickly. “There’s still time, but people need to take action soon,” said Lori […]
Five years ago, after nearly a century of talk, decades of trying, a year of bipartisan debate, we finally declared that in America, health care is not a privilege for a few, but a right for all. Over those five years, as we’ve worked to implement the Affordable Care Act, there have been successes and setbacks. The setbacks I remember clearly. But as the dust has settled, there can be no doubt that this law is working.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans. Whether you call it the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, or in the words of a […]
A nonpartisan government study says repealing President Barack Obama’s signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit and the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — In a move that adds momentum to efforts to integrate immigrants, California is on the cusp of becoming the largest state in the nation to extend state-subsidized health care coverage to children from low-income families who are in the country illegally. Democrats, immigration groups and health care advocates celebrated the […]