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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Most days, Robin Evans starts her newspaper route in Grangeville, Idaho at 3:30 a.m. Sundays are the only exception -- then she gets to sleep in an extra half hour. Evans, 53, also works in the cafeteria of an elementary school, but neither part-time job offers health insurance.
What do you get when you throw open the floodgates for a potential 50 million Americans to sign up for health insurance? Confusion? Frustration? Relief? There was a little bit of all three on Oct. 1, the first day of open enrollment in what The Associated Press is calling the “biggest expansion of society’s safety […]
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. […]