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

By 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

Estas 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?

Contra 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

By 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 …

Health Law Sign-Ups on Track to Hit 7 Million

By Josh Lederman and Ricardo Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Beating expectations, President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day, Monday, government officials told the Associated Press. The 7 million target, thought to be out of reach by most experts, was in sight on a day that saw surging consumer interest as well as vexing computer glitches that slowed sign-ups on the HealthCare.gov website. …

You May Know More About Obamacare Than You Think

Who’s best informed about Obamacare? Older Americans, a new Gallup poll shows, at least according to them. Some three of every four Americans 50 or older say they are familiar with the Affordable Care Act. That may not be too surprising, because the new health care law offers older adults who are not yet eligible for Medicare some important new benefits and protections. Before the ACA, for example, insurance companies could deny coverage or charge sky-high rates to older applicants, …