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A U.S. court quashes the dopiest Obamacare lawsuit of all

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 17:19 Written by
It is widely held that the dopiest anti-Obamacare lawsuit is King v. Burwell, a conservative contrivance that tortures four words in the Affordable Care Act to assert that consumer healthcare subsidies in three dozen states should be invalidated. But the Supreme Court has taken up King for a ruling, which implies that at least four justices think the assertion is worthy of consideration. (A decision is due early this summer.) That leaves a lawsuit entitled
Newswire : Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 13:40 Written by
By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Even as health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent African Americans and about half of Whites didn’t know that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can help those that need it the most to cover some of those costs. According to the new report by the Alliance for a Just Society (AJS), a national research network that analyzes health issues…
Christie’s Medicaid Expansion in N.J. Angers Some Republicans
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 13:17 Written by
As he tells audiences in New Hampshire that he wants to cut Social Security and other entitlement spending, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s move to expand Medicaid in his home state has angered some Republicans. Since he accepted an expansion of Medicaid in New Jersey two years ago, 400,000 new recipients have enrolled, state officials say. Overwhelmed by the surge, some New Jersey counties hired overtime staff to process...
Blacks Missing Out on ‘Obamacare’ Savings
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 08:17 Written by
Follow According to the AJS report, more than 40 percent of Black enrollees and more than half of White enrollees didn’t know
The Fight Over Obamacare Is About to Close This Hospital
Monday, 13 April 2015 12:59 Written by
(Bloomberg) -- A Baton Rouge hospital is closing the only emergency room on the city’s impoverished north side, a real-world ripple effect of the ideological clash over President Barack Obama’s health-care law. The shutdown on April 1 serves as an early warning for hospitals in states like Louisiana, where Republican Governor Bobby Jindal turned down federal money to expand the Medicaid program for the poor. Charity hospitals will lose
Many small firms may face health insurance rate changes under Obamacare
Sunday, 12 April 2015 23:57 Written by
In recent years, as millions of individual consumers coped with new and different kinds of health insurance, small businesses got some breathing room. Millions of small businesses nationwide — and an estimated 70% of California's small firms that offer employee health insurance — haven't yet faced all the sweeping changes that resulted from the Affordable Care Act.
Affordable health care, voter turnout hot topics at Democratic convention
Saturday, 11 April 2015 20:31 Written by
MURRAY — Salt Lake County Democrats regrouped Saturday, hoping to boost support for elections in coming years, and rally for issues including Medicaid expansion and equal pay for women, among others. Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, D-Salt Lake City, told the weekend caucus-goers that the recent failure of the Utah Legislature to act on Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah plan "has nothing to do with health care. It all has to do with politics." Chavez-Houck said Republicans…
ASK EMILY: How to find medical care if you're uninsured
Saturday, 11 April 2015 17:04 Written by
About 5 million Californians have new health coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), both through the Covered California health insurance exchange and the expansion of Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program for low-income residents. But millions of others remain uninsured -- by circumstance or by choice. Up to half of California's uninsured population is made up of immigrants who are not in the country legally, and therefore are excluded from health
Centene’s Valuation Compared to Its Peers
Saturday, 11 April 2015 02:06 Written by
Centene: A High Performer in the Health Insurance Industry (Part 13 of 13) (Continued from Part 12)Price-to-earnings value The private health insurance industry’s core business involves providing medical risk protection in exchange for predetermined payments. Investors generally use a forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio to compare valuations and determine the best-performing private health insurance company. Centene’s valuation The above graph shows that, from 2010 to 2015, Centene (CNC) consistently traded
Are you exempt from ACA coverage?
Friday, 10 April 2015 18:13 Written by
Tweet EmailTweet EmailMillions of taxpayers have yet to file their 2014 federal tax returns. For a lot of folks, the issue is simple procrastination (guilty!). Others, however, have put off filing because of the complexities of the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, popularly known as Obamacare. One ACA component that could cause both filing and financial problems is the shared responsibility payment. This is the penalty individuals could face if
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