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Obama hails 8 million enrollees for insurance under federal health-care law

Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:00
“I think that Democrats should forcefully defend and be proud of the fact that millions of people like the woman I just described, who I saw in Pennsylvania yesterday, we’re helping because of something we did,” he said. “I don’t think we should apologize for it, and I don’t think we should be defensive about it. I think is a strong, good, right story to tell.
Kennedy: Lafayette ideal location for medical school
Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:46 Written by
John N. Kennedy SHARECONNECTTWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE Louisiana needs another medical school. Lafayette would be an ideal location. Our state has a doctor shortage. One-third of our people live in a federally-designated primary care shortage area. More than 2 million Louisianians lack the access to specialist physicians enjoyed by people who live in wealthier states. Louisiana's physician shortage is probably going to get worse.
Affordable Care Act sign-ups hit 8 million
Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:46
In the Affordable Care Act’s first open enrollment period, 8 million Americans signed up for private health insurance through the state and federal health marketplaces. President Obama announced the latest figures on April 17, more than 2 weeks after the close of the first open enrollment period. Though March 31 was the deadline for signing up, individuals who had started the process by the deadline were given until April 15 to complete the process.
The Affordable Care Act comes in with better-than-expected numbers
Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:46
But the Obama administration wasn’t the only one with a new analysis of the law this week. In its latest estimates on the effects of the ACA, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that the percentage of Americans with insurance is set to go up. The analysts projected that 84 percent of the non-elderly population will have insurance this year, instead of 80 percent before the ACA.
Hospital officials say fungus didn’t kill 5 terminally ill children
Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:45
Several years after five children died under the care of doctors at Louisiana Children’s Hospital in Uptown New Orleans, a medical journal shed light on what happened and now hospital officials are addressing their response. Related Special education teacher facing...Gusman: Partial agreement on consent.
Analysis: ACA Will Cut Medicare Advantage by $1,500 per Senior in '15
Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:32 Written by
Obamacare cuts to the popular Medicare Advantage program for seniors will lead to benefit reductions of about $1,500 per enrollee next year, an analysis by conservative think tank American Action Forum showed Thursday. Roughly 30 percent of Medicare beneficiaries — about 16 million seniors — use the privately administered Medicare Advantage plans, and the program continues to draw beneficiaries despite Obamacare cuts, the National Journal reported.
Study: Cuts to Medicare Advantage Top $1,500 Per Senior
Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:31 Written by
Roughly 30 percent of Medicare beneficiaries—about 16 million seniors—use the privately administered Medicare Advantage plans. The program continues to grow, despite the Affordable Care Act's cuts. Enrollment rose in 2014 to 15.9 million—roughly a 9 percent increase from the year before, according to a recent analysis from the consulting firm Avalere Health. According to AAF, though, seniors who use Medicare Advantage are facing an average benefit loss of about $1,500 per year compared with pre-Obamacare…
Tracking flu levels with Wikipedia
Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:31
Add your rating Current ratings for: Tracking flu levels with Wikipedia Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratingsRatings require JavaScript to be enabled. Can monitoring Wikipedia hits show how many people have the flu? Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital, USA, have developed a method of estimating levels of influenza-like illness in the American population by analysing Internet traffic on specific flu-related Wikipedia articles.
Affordable Care Act sign-ups reach 8 million, Obama says
Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:31
Enlarge Photo T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg Sign-ups under the Affordable Care Act have surpassed 8 million — or 1 million more than original projections, President Barack Obama announced during a briefing at the White House Thursday afternoon. Tina ReedStaff Reporter- Washington Business JournalEmail | Twitter
Enrollment in Obamacare marketplaces hits 8 million
Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:31
click to enlarge Via Dan Diamond at the Daily Briefing President Obama announced today that 8 million people have signed up for the marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act, including the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace (millions more have gained coverage via Medicaid expansion or via the law's provision allowing people under the age of 26 to stay on their parents' plan).
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