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Longtime California Nurses Association leader DeMoro retires

Longtime California Nurses Association leader DeMoro retires

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 05, 2018

RoseAnn DeMoro, the executive director of National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association, retired Sunday after 32 years at the head of the labor union that has 150,000 members across the country.

New York, Minnesota sue HHS over $1 billion in lost funds

New York, Minnesota sue HHS over $1 billion in lost funds

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 26, 2018

New York and Minnesota are suing HHS over its sudden decision to end federal funding for health programs in their states that cover low-income individuals who aren't eligible for Medicaid.

CMS: Hospital, doc services demand slipped in 2016

CMS: Hospital, doc services demand slipped in 2016

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 06, 2017

Demand for doctor and hospital services slightly waned in 2016 after intense demand the previous year as previously uninsured consumers got the care they needed thanks to expanded coverage under the ACA.

Editorial: Act now or watch the uninsured rate spike

Editorial: Act now or watch the uninsured rate spike

By Merrill Goozner  |  October 28, 2017

The Trump administration has done everything possible short of repealing the Affordable Care Act to discourage Americans from signing up for health insurance coverage. No one should be surprised if 2018 enrollment falls short of last year.

Uninsured rate up to 12.3% amid Obamacare turmoil

Uninsured rate up to 12.3% amid Obamacare turmoil

By Associated Press  |  October 20, 2017

The number of U.S. adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over Obamacare undermine coverage gains that drove the nation's uninsured rate to a historic low.

Uninsured rate continued to fall in 2016

Uninsured rate continued to fall in 2016

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 12, 2017

The number of people without health insurance dipped in 2016 to 28.1 million, or 8.8% of the U.S. population, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. In contrast, about 41.8 million people lacked insurance in 2013 before the Affordable Care Act was fully implemented.

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