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Disparities in healthcare access declined under ACA

By Maria Castellucci  |  July 28, 2017

Low-income people saw significant insurance coverage gains under the Affordable Care Act, tightening the wide gap in healthcare access among people of different socio-economic status.

Efforts to reduce US uninsured stalled in 2016

By Associated Press  |  May 16, 2017

After five consecutive years of coverage gains, progress toward reducing the number of uninsured Americans stalled in 2016, according to a government report that underscores the stakes as Republicans try to roll back Barack Obama's law.

Medicaid expansion drives drop in uninsured veterans

By Maria Castellucci  |  April 20, 2017

The number of uninsured veterans in the U.S. declined by nearly 40% from 2013 to 2015, but that number could drop even lower if more states opt to expand Medicaid, according to a new report.

Editorial: Is healthcare a right?

Editorial: Is healthcare a right?

By Merrill Goozner  |  December 31, 2016

With Republican leaders promising to quickly repeal the Affordable Care Act and only promising to enact a replacement, it's worth revisiting the question of whether healthcare is a right.

52 million at risk of losing coverage because of pre-existing conditions

52 million at risk of losing coverage because of pre-existing conditions

By Shannon Muchmore  |  December 12, 2016

A brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that 27% of American adults have a pre-existing condition and would have a hard time finding health coverage without the protections of the Affordable Care Act, which the GOP has vowed to repeal immediately.

Trump, GOP sweep may disrupt every corner of health insurance market

Trump, GOP sweep may disrupt every corner of health insurance market

By Bob Herman  |  November 09, 2016

Republican Donald Trump's presidency is primed to upend every corner of the health insurance industry that has spent the past six years acclimating to the rules of Obamacare. That shift will spill over to Americans with practically any type of coverage.

Blog: It's Trump's turn to wrestle with reforming healthcare

By Harris Meyer  |  November 09, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to quickly repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Now he and the newly elected Republican Congress are like the dog that caught the car. What are they going to do with it?

Data Points: Next up: Obamacare, Year 4

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 05, 2016

The fourth open-enrollment period for purchasing individual health insurance plans on the federal and state-based exchanges began Nov. 1. The government expects a 9% increase in enrollment for next year, which is comparable growth to last year’s open-enrollment period.

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