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Health Care Help for Poor, Middle Class to Be Reviewed

Health Care Help for Poor, Middle Class to Be Reviewed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law — a case that threatens subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their health insurance premiums. The justices said they will review a federal appeals court ruling that upheld IRS regulations that […]

Deadline to Clarify Health Insurance Questions is Sept. 5

Deadline to Clarify Health Insurance Questions is Sept. 5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status. The government warned on Tuesday that they have just over three weeks to show that they’re eligible. Of the 8 […]

They Work but Lack Health Insurance. Why is That?

They Work but Lack Health Insurance. Why is That?

  So when does a philosophical opposition to the Affordable Care Act – President Barack Obama’s signature health care law – become a real-life issue for families?  Especially for people who have paying jobs, such as cooks, waiters, butchers and janitors? Try when adults can’t afford health insurance for themselves or loved ones – and […]

Illinois Teenagers Win Greater Access to Medical Care

Illinois Teenagers Win Greater Access to Medical Care

  Teenagers in Illinois – especially those who are homeless – have won a policy victory in accessing medical care at public schools, following state legislative approval and implementation of a plan giving them the power to consent to non-emergency injuries and illnesses.  The policy – which Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law on June […]

Not a Dentist: Is a ‘Dental Therapist’ the Solution?

Not a Dentist: Is a ‘Dental Therapist’ the Solution?

When it comes to health care access, New Mexicans might not think of their state as “The Land of Enchantment” because an estimated 40 percent of the state’s population – at least 834,000 people – live in what the U.S. government calls a primary care health professional shortage area. Among the professionals in short supply […]

Next Test for Health Insurance Marketplaces – the Public

Next Test for Health Insurance Marketplaces – the Public

WASHINGTON (AP) — Contentious from its conception, President Barack Obama’s health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and rounds of budget brinkmanship. Now comes the ultimate test: the verdict of the American people. A government shutdown could dampen the rollout Tuesday as insurance markets open around the country. […]