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More Americans gain health coverage, but their cost-sharing keeps rising

More Americans gain health coverage, but their cost-sharing keeps rising

By Bob Herman  |  September 17, 2016

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau confirmed just 9.1% of Americans had no health insurance in 2015, the lowest rate ever recorded and a figure that has been pinned to the ACA coverage expansion. Uninsured rates went down across nearly all races, age groups and income levels from 2014 to 2015.

Census data on uninsured, household income on the horizon

By Bob Herman  |  September 10, 2016

New U.S. Census Bureau data on health insurance coverage and poverty will come out Tuesday morning. Policymakers and health experts are looking to see just how low the uninsured rate was in 2015.

NIH launches program to study social health disparities

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  August 24, 2016

Two new centers will study the impact of a person's surrounding environment—the family, local community, the healthcare system—on health, rather than homing in on individual factors.

Baby boomers, drugs pushing up federal healthcare spending

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 23, 2016

Federal spending for major healthcare programs are estimated to increase by $55 billion, or 6%, in 2016 after a technical adjustment for payment timing shifts, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office.

Blog: Behind Trump's claim that Obamacare cost 2 million jobs

Blog: Behind Trump's claim that Obamacare cost 2 million jobs

By Harris Meyer  |  August 08, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump claimed in an economic speech Monday that his proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act would “save” 2 million American jobs. But there are serious problems with that statement.

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