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Repeal and Replace: The True Cost of Repealing Obamacare

Repeal and Replace: The True Cost of Repealing Obamacare

NECTAR, Ala. — Hank Adcock’s family has farmed the rolling hills of this small town in Northern Alabama for more than a century. Adcock took over the farm from his father, who inherited it from his father. At 62, Adcock was planning to pass the 300 acres – where his family raises everything from peaches and […]

Repeal ‘Obamacare?’ Millions of People Want the Health Coverage

Repeal ‘Obamacare?’ Millions of People Want the Health Coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress may be moving to repeal “Obamacare,” but millions of people are still signing up. The administration said Tuesday that 11.5 million enrolled nationwide through Dec. 24, ahead of last year’s pace. Administration officials said about 290,000 more people have signed up than at the same time last year, evidence that the […]

Report: Health Premiums, in General, Are Likely to Rise in 2017

Report: Health Premiums, in General, Are Likely to Rise in 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums for popular low-cost medical plans under the federal health care law are expected to go up an average of 11 percent next year, said a study that reinforced reports of sharp increases around the country in election season. For consumers, the impact will depend on whether they get government subsidies for […]

Health Coverage Losses Are Seen in Some of Poorest States

Health Coverage Losses Are Seen in Some of Poorest States

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign. All but Florida had accepted a Medicaid expansion that is one of two major pathways to coverage under President Barack Obama’s […]

Greater Health Care Access Is Being Explored in Cook County, Il.

Greater Health Care Access Is Being Explored in Cook County, Il.

Cook County, Illinois – which includes Chicago and is home to more than 5.2 million people – is working to expand health care access for 180,000 uninsured residents, according to a coalition of grassroots organizations.  The county’s Board of Commissioners approved a proposal on Jan. 13 that establishes a health care task force that will […]

Medicaid Expansion in La. Is Expected to Help 300,000 People

Medicaid Expansion in La. Is Expected to Help 300,000 People

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — On his first full day in office, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards reversed course from his Republican predecessor Tuesday and started the process of expanding Louisiana’s Medicaid program.  Surrounded by Medicaid expansion supporters at a news conference, Edwards signed an executive order calling for the state Department of Health and […]

Miss. Civil Rights Leader Receives Honors – 50 Years After Death

Miss. Civil Rights Leader Receives Honors – 50 Years After Death

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers honored Vernon Dahmer Sr. on Jan. 8, 50 years after the civil rights leader was killed when Ku Klux Klansmen firebombed his family’s home near Hattiesburg. Dahmer’s widow, Ellie, and several relatives received a standing ovation in the state Senate. Jan. 10 was the anniversary of the attack on […]

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