The rate of those without health insurance in the U.S. has dropped noticeably over the past few months and it is very likely the reduction is the result of the Affordable Care Act. It is still higher than it was when Obama took office however.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday December 4, 2013 7:50 am|
Of course planning on buying insurance and getting insurance are two different things. The small subsidies combined with how absurdly overpriced insurance is in the United States could still leave insurance financially out of reach for some.
|By: Dr. Matthew R. Anderson Saturday August 10, 2013 1:59 pm|
The creation of “free clinics” to provide services to those without access to health care has a long and rich history, some of which has made it into the popular imagination.
|By: Jon Walker Friday June 28, 2013 11:52 am|
If signup doesn’t go well in the first year it could seriously hurt the law for years to come. The more the exchanges end up as a dumping ground only for the sick in year one, the less appealing it will be for other people going forward.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday February 14, 2012 9:00 am|
The ranks of the uninsured continued to grow last year according to Gallup. Their poll found that 17.1 percent of adults did not have health insurance in 2011, which is a significant increase from the 16.4 percent in 2010. It’s part of a long run trend driven by higher costs leading to a decline in employer-provided insurance, and worsened by unemployment. One error in the ACA was that its expanded insurance coverage does not kick in until 2014.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday January 24, 2012 10:40 am|
Since President Obama took office the percentage of uninsured people in America has been steadily raising and has now reached a new high. That’s primarily the result of long term trends, rising health care costs, and the huge spike in unemployment during the economic crash, as workers lost their employer-provided insurance. But if puts a focus on the political decision to delay the ACA’s coverage expansions until 2014.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday September 7, 2011 6:00 am|
The number of people without insurance hasn’t increased because Obama’s big health care reform law “failed.” The number of uninsured people has increased because the Affordable Care Act, for the most part, hasn’t started helping people get insurance yet. By design, it will not expand coverage until the year 2014.
|By: Scarecrow Sunday February 13, 2011 1:59 pm|
Many of you who closely followed the national debate leading up to the Affordable Care Act of 2010 know about Wendell Potter. He’s the former VP of Communications at health insurer giant CIGNA who resigned his head PR job in May 2008 after he came to believe his job and the industry he was shielding were morally offensive.