Obamacare

A New Look at Who’s Buying Obamacare

Posted on 06/20/2014 by |Health | Comments

Bulletin TodayBy Julie Appleby, KHN Staff Writer, Kaiser Health News Nearly 6 in 10 Americans who bought insurance for this year through the health law’s online marketplaces were previously uninsured — most for at least two years, according to a new survey that looks at the experiences of those most affected by the law. That finding is higher than some earlier estimates and counters arguments made by critics of the law that most of those who purchased the new policies were previously insured. The survey also found that consumers …

Just How Strong Did Healthcare.gov Finish?

Posted on 05/2/2014 by |Health | Comments

Bulletin TodayBy Phil Galewitz, Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News Obama administration officials predict that health insurance premiums will be stable next year despite concerns that not enough young and healthy people signed up through the online insurance exchanges. “The risk pool is fundamentally large and varied to support that kind of pricing … in every state,” said Mike Hash, the director of the Health and Human Services Department’s office of health reform. “We believe … premiums will be stable.” The upbeat …

Who Really Pays for Health Care? It’s Not Who You Think

Posted on 05/1/2014 by |Health | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Jay Hancock, Staff Writer, Kaiser Health News Eight million Americans have signed up for private health insurance — much of it government subsidized — under the Affordable Care Act. Millions more obtained new coverage through Medicaid, the government-sponsored insurance program for low-income people. The full implementation of the law — along with its wider coverage, new taxes and shifting subsidies — has brought renewed discussions and debates over the winners and the losers in the new health care landscape. Here are …

7 noticias de impacto esta semana

Posted on 04/3/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolEstas son las 7 noticias más impactantes de la semana. ¿Estás de acuerdo? Si no es así comparte tu opinión en los comentarios: 1. Corte de la ONU ordena a Japón detener la caza de ballenas: En un histórico fallo, la Corte Internacional de Justicia de las Naciones Unidas dictaminó el lunes de esta semana que Japón ya no puede continuar su cacería anual de ballenas, rechazando el argumento del país en el sentido de que era con propósitos científicos. Los fines del …

¿Obamacare le da un triunfo ‘vital’ a Obama?

Posted on 04/2/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolContra todos los pronósticos, la ley de salud de la administración Obama, conocida como Obamacare, cerró su plazo de registro la medianoche del pasado lunes con más de siete millones de personas inscritas. Terminó como comenzó: con problemas en el sitio web que impidieron que miles de personas se incorporaron a los mercados de seguros médicos para evitar las futuras multas contempladas en el programa. En parte, claro, porque como sucede habitualmente con todo plazo que vence, los usuarios esperaron …

House GOP Plan Seeks Health Cuts to Balance Budget

Posted on 04/2/2014 by |General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsBy Andrew Taylor, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are pressing ahead with a slashing plan to try to balance the budget within 10 years, relying on big decreases in health care programs for the middle class and the poor, as well as tax increases and Medicare cuts engineered by President Obama. The GOP fiscal plan by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., promises $5.1 trillion in spending cuts — and unorthodox accounting incorporating the pro-growth effects of …