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Census Data Shows Obamacare and Welfare Kept Millions Out of Poverty

The Guardian, September 17, 2015 The Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) report found that SNAP reduced the poverty rate by 1.5 percent, with each percentage point being equivalent to more than three million Americans. Obamacare and tax credits also … Continue reading

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Fact of the Week: Percentage of Uninsured Drops Significantly Since ACA Took Effect

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/08/12/fact-of-the-week-percentage-of-uninsured-drops-significantly-since-aca-took-effect/#.VctRAPlViko By Lecia Imbery August 12, 2015 Fewer than 12 percent of Americans remain uninsured in the first half of 2015, a sharp decline from over 17 percent in 2013 before the Affordable Care Act’s major expansion initiatives took … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies

By Ariane de Vogue and Jeremy Diamond, CNN Updated 10:54 AM ET, Thu June 25, 2015 Washington (CNN) Obamacare has survived — again. In a major win for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court held in a 6-3 decision that the Affordable Care Act authorized … Continue reading

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Kicking Off the Second Open Enrollment Period for Obamacare

The health insurance marketplaces will be back open for businesses starting this Saturday, November 15 — and that means we’re kicking our consumer outreach efforts into high gear! Millions of Americans were able to sign up for quality, affordable health … Continue reading

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Single-Payer Activism Gets Boost from Obamacare

Posted at http://www.healthcare-now.org/single-payer-activism-gets-boost-from-obamacare By Claire Hughes for the Times Union – Dr. Richard Propp and Alice Brody thought Obamacare might sink their movement. Instead, based on the interest they say they are getting, the federal Affordable Care Act has buoyed their cause … Continue reading

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Single-Payer is Not Dead

Froma Harrop, Nation of Change, Op-Ed Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/single-payer-not-dead-1389711871 The prospects for single-payer health care — adored by many liberals, despised by private health insurers and looking better all the time to others — did not die in the Affordable … Continue reading

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The Myth of Health Care’s Free Market

By David Cay Johnston Posted at http://mag.newsweek.com/2014/01/03/myth-health-cares-free-market.html Has it ever occurred to you to negotiate with the pilot of the plane you just boarded about her pay? Assuming the pilot was willing to take bids for her services, would you … Continue reading

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New Locator Tool for Insurance Coverage

From Enroll America (http://www.enrollamerica.org): The Get Covered Locator (http://www.getcoveredamerica.org/locator/) gives consumers a tool to help them find assistance with their Health Insurance Marketplace applications. Consumers can simply enter their ZIP code and they will see a list of Navigators, In-Person … Continue reading

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Deadline Looms for Medicaid Expansion, Still No Action for Kids

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): The Affordable Care Act (ACA) calls for eligible children to be transferred from CHIP to Medicaid by January 1st so that every poor child gets the breadth of health care services offered … Continue reading

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Health Care in America: Global Perspectives on the Affordable Care Act—November 23, Elizabethtown

Saturday, November 23, 2013 10- 2:30 p.m. (Registration at 9:30 a.m.) Elizabethtown College, Susquehanna Room, Myers Hall The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg is hosting a conference to explore the pluses and minuses of the new Affordable Care Act and … Continue reading

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