REBECCA SANTANA, MARK SHERMAN and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR / The Associated PressDec 19, 2019
The ultimate fate of the rest of the Affordable Care Act's popular provisions like pre-existing conditions protections remains unclear. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR / The Associated PressSep 10, 2019
The 0.5% increase, though modest, is the first real sign that coverage gains under Obama could be partly reversed by Trump's policies. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Bill Boyarsky / TruthdigJan 14, 2016
What to do about Obamacare divides the senator from his chief rival, Hillary Clinton. She would merely shore up gaps in the program. The Vermont senator, however, goes further, and his vision of health care as a universal right could resonate among voters. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJan 5, 2014
The out-of-pocket costs for people with diseases requiring ongoing treatment "could still be so high they'll have trouble staying out of debt," The Associated Press reports. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 17, 2013
A doctored photo of Britain's former prime minister posing in front of exploding bombs may play a large role in how the Iraq War is recalled; beginning in January, millions of uninsured Americans will receive health coverage under Medicaid; meanwhile, the climate threat we should all be worried about is water scarcity. These discoveries and more after the jump. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 29, 2012
Obamacare did nothing to stop the cost of employer-based health insurance from growing at twice the rate of inflation during the Great Recession, and for that and other reasons, progressives want to get rid of it. AlterNet editor Joshua Holland has a cheaper and arguably more practical idea: Open the Medicare system to anyone who wants to buy into it. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 17, 2009
A new Harvard study has uncovered another disturbing reality of America's broken health care system: Trauma patients without insurance are almost twice as likely to die in the emergency room. Researchers were unable to determine why, but hospitals' eagerness to transfer the uninsured could be to blame. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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