All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’

Health Insurance Marketplaces Open Tomorrow, Fewer Than Half of Americans Know

Tomorrow one of the biggest changes in U.S. healthcare in decades is scheduled to take effect. Millions of Americans who have never had access to health insurance will be able to shop health insurance marketplaces in advance of the coming insurance mandate that is part of the Affordable Care Act (colloquially known as “Obamacare“). However, it seems that most Americans …

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Almost Half of U.S. Births are Paid For by Medicaid

According to a new report out from George Washington University, 45% of births in the U.S. in 2010 were paid for by Medicaid, up slightly from 43% in 2008. That amounts to 1.8 million of the estimated 4 million births in the U.S. in 2010. The report has been published in this month’s issue of the journal Women’s Health Issues. …

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Obamacare Could Cause People to Stop Working, Say Economists

Major portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as “Obamacare,” are set to go into effect starting next year. The effects of the legislation will be felt throughout the U.S. healthcare industry for years to come, but economists this week are pointing out one consequence that may show up almost immediately. Economists from Northwest University, the …

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Obamacare Starts Next Year, Opposed by Over Half of Americans

Major segments of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – known colloquially as “Obamacare” – are set to go into effect by January 1, 2014. Programs such as health insurance exchanges; insurer prohibitions against pre-existing medical condition discrimination and annual spending caps; and an expansion of medicaid eligibility are all scheduled to roll out. Over half of Americans, however, …

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor Allows Contraceptive Mandate to Begin Next Week

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an in-chambers opinion denying Hobby Lobby Stores Inc an injunction it had requested to prevent a birth control mandate from beginning on January 1. The mandate is part of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), colloquially known as “Obamacare.” Hobby Lobby is arguing that the mandate to provide employees with …

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