Quantcast
 
Health Insurance: Obamacare Costs Lower Than Expected

Health Insurance: Obamacare Costs Lower Than Expected

By Sean Patterson April 14, 2014

One of the largest criticisms of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as “Obamacare“) is that the program is simply too expensive. Lawmakers opposed to the ACA have continually called the program an expensive waste and even shut down …

U.S. Uninsured Rate Still Falling Fast U.S. Uninsured Rate Still Falling Fast

Though Republicans in the U.S. House are still dreaming up ways to get rid of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act, ACA), they will now have to contend will millions of Americans who have health insurance as a result of the …

HealthCare.gov – More Problems Ahead? HealthCare.gov – More Problems Ahead?
· 1 Comment

With the shaky start-up of the new Affordable Care Act website, HealthCare.gov and many other problems this site has encountered since its inception, the Obama administration decided a different website developer/contractor was needed to get the site running properly. The …

Percentage of Uninsured Americans is Dropping Percentage of Uninsured Americans is Dropping

Much debate has surrounded the Affordable Care Act (AKA “Obamacare”) since the legislation’s health insurance markets went live late last year. Since that time some encouraging numbers have shown that the program is working, at least a little. In December …

Obamacare Enrollment Hit 2.2 Million in December Obamacare Enrollment Hit 2.2 Million in December

Despite the difficult and broken start the Healthcare.gov website got off to in October, the Affordable Care Act (AKA “Obamacare“) is now quickly becoming effective, providing millions of Americans with access to health insurance. The U.S. Department of Health and …

Jahi McMath Life Support Extended Jahi McMath Life Support Extended
· 2 Comments

Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl with the wide smile who was declared brain dead after a routine tonsillectomy, was set to be removed from life support at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST) Monday. However, McMath’s family continued to fight …

Tonsillectomy Surgery Leads to Brain Dead Diagnosis Tonsillectomy Surgery Leads to Brain Dead Diagnosis
· 1 Comment

What started as a typical tonsillectomy for thirteen-year-old Jahi McMath ended in a mother’s worst nightmare. Due to complications, McMath bled during the surgery and suffered cardiac arrest. On December 12, 2013, the teenager was declared brain-dead. Two physicians (a …

Verdict is still out on state-run exchanges Verdict is still out on state-run exchanges
· 1 Comment

Today was the deadline specified by the Affordable Care Act – infamously known as Obamacare – for Americans to enroll in the healthcare marketplaces in order to have insurance coverage by January 1, 2014. But in a move that doesn’t …

CTE Brain Disease Postmortem Diagnosis (Ryan Freel) CTE Brain Disease Postmortem Diagnosis (Ryan Freel)
· 1 Comment

Former MLB player Ryan Freel committed suicide on December 22, 2012, at the age of 36. It has now been reported that Freel suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is a degenerative brain disease. A report compiled by the …

Lie of the Year Goes to Obama and Healthcare Lie of the Year Goes to Obama and Healthcare
· 72

After winning a Pulitzer Prize due to its coverage of the 2008 political election, the website Politifact.com found international credibility and started stepping up its game. The organization became so credible, in fact, that it now decides who the biggest …

Obamacare Disapproval Drops as Website Improves Obamacare Disapproval Drops as Website Improves
· 2

House Republicans’ government shutdown in October did no favors for a congress that hit new lows in approval this year. However, the botched rollout of the Healthcare.gov website also shifted Americans’ opinions against the very law that Republicans were protesting …

Sebelius Says Healthcare.gov Sign-Up Has Improved Sebelius Says Healthcare.gov Sign-Up Has Improved
· 1

The Obamacare sign-up has improved, but is it too little, too late? Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress Wednesday that “very positive trends” are being witnessed now that HealthCare.gov is working more or less as it should. However, there are …

“Romneycare” Worked in Massachusetts, Shows Study “Romneycare” Worked in Massachusetts, Shows Study
· 1

With the Healthcare.gov site now improving, the U.S. focus on the botched rollout of the website is now shifting to what the effects of the Affordable Care Act (colloquially known as “Obamacare“) might be in the future. Supporters of the …

One Quarter of U.S. Uninsured Plan to Pay Fine One Quarter of U.S. Uninsured Plan to Pay Fine
· 1

With the Healthcare.gov website slowly crawling toward full functionality, uninsured Americans are now faced with a choice. The Affordable Care Act (ACA, colloquially known as Obamacare) mandates that all Americans purchase health insurance while providing subsidized plans for those who …

Healthcare.gov, Getting Healthier in December Healthcare.gov, Getting Healthier in December

“We do know that things are not perfect with the site. We will continue to make improvements and upgrades.” Julie Bataille, Director of CMS’ Office of Communications, is one of many working to make the government’s online health exchange successful. …

Obamacare Enrollment Delayed For 2015 Obamacare Enrollment Delayed For 2015

After a slow start to the enrollment of Obamacare, the Obama administration is set to delay enrollment for 2015 by one month from October 15 to November 15. This means that while the 2015 enrollment period had been set to …

American Public Getting Wary Of Obamacare American Public Getting Wary Of Obamacare
· 1

Obamacare is starting to look like a big failure thanks to his own administration glitches and overblown promises.  The latest embarrassment  to the Obama administration came on Friday when 39 house Democrats sided with the Republicans to vote for a …