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Articles About Affordable Care Act
January 25, 2016
Are You Covered? Obamacare Penalties are Increasing in 2016
Still don't have health insurance? The penalty for breaking Obamacare's individual mandate is about to get a lot steeper -- so get some coverage.
October 22, 2015
Health Care Costs in America Continue to Rise Across the Board
Shoppers on the exchange can expect to see a crazy quilt of price increases as insurers assess the true costs of the mandated coverage properties of the ACA.
September 03, 2015
3 of the Best (and Worst) Countries for Medical Care
What makes a good health care system? Quality, efficiency, access, equity, and healthy people. The U.S. ranks last when compared to 10 other developed countries.
August 25, 2015
Feel Like You’re Always Working? That’s Because You Are
A new Gallup poll shows something rather surprising: Americans are working more today than they did 40 years ago. What's up with that?
August 16, 2015
The 10 Least Expensive Places to Buy Health Insurance
If you are shopping for medical insurance via the government exchanges, these regions offer the best deals.
July 18, 2015
Do You Understand Your Health Insurance?
Only about a third of Americans are familiar with the term 'health insurance formulary.' Take a quiz to see how your health insurance literacy measures up.
July 03, 2015
The 10 Most Expensive Places to Buy Health Insurance
The Affordable Care Act brought low-cost insurance plans to some Americans, but residents of certain geographic areas are seeing much higher premiums.
June 12, 2015
Hospitals Are Price-Gouging the Uninsured, and Here’s Why
A new study shows that the uninsured are charged up to ten times the price of care in certain hospitals. How are they getting away with it?
June 03, 2015
7 Things Many Obamacare Insurance Plans Won’t Cover
There are both pros and cons to the ACA. Here are some things most Obamacare plans won't cover.
May 25, 2015
Here’s Why Millions of Americans Face Surprise Medical Bills
If you weren't frustrated enough already, here's some more bad news about the American health care system.
May 11, 2015
Why All Birth Control Pills Should Be OTC
Expanded access to oral contraceptives would mean fewer unintended pregnancies and huge cost savings. So why not sell birth control pills over the counter?
May 10, 2015
What the Affordable Care Act Could Do to Medicare
The ACA made it clear that we don't have all the tools to make accurate projections for Medicare spending.
May 03, 2015
The Problem With Employer-Sponsored Health Care
Employer-sponsored healthcare is a fairly abstract idea, and one that needs to be revamped. The recent Hobby Lobby ruling proves it.
April 28, 2015
Why Obamacare Says You May Have to Pay More If You Neglect Your Health
Employers believe wellness programs will help them lower health care costs, but there’s actually little concrete evidence to support that theory.
April 14, 2015
These 10 States Banned Insurance Coverage of Abortion
In the midst of the ongoing health care debate, there has been a wave of state restrictions on health insurance coverage of abortion.
April 13, 2015
Why More Employers Are Providing Transgender Health Care
One-third of Fortune 500 companies offer their employees transgender-inclusive health benefits, and in most cases, it costs them virtually nothing.
April 04, 2015
5 Things You Should Know About Obamacare and Exemptions
In some cases, you might be able to get an exemption from the individual shared responsibility mandate.
March 01, 2015
Is Obamacare Going to Cost You Your Tax Refund?
Incorrect health care statements from the government affected 800,000 people this year. An estimated 750,000 people will have to wait to file their returns.
February 13, 2015
What Did Obamacare Get Right and Wrong?
How has the Affordable Care Act improved health care organization? How has it failed to offer aid to lower incomes?
February 07, 2015
6 of the Cheapest Cities for Health Care in America
Think you're paying too much for health care? Check out these cities and why the cost of healthcare is so low.
January 31, 2015
2 More Companies Changed By Obamacare
In an historic deal, Medtronic, already one of the largest medical device companies in the world, has acquired industry peer Covidien.
January 27, 2015
What 8 Bills Has Obama Threatened to Veto?
Just as he's shown his willingness to bypass Congress and take executive action, President Barack Obama made it clear during his annual State of the Union address that he's happy to veto any bill that he doesn't think will benefit the United States.
January 20, 2015
Will Obamacare Ruin Your Tax Refund?
The controversial law strives to make health care more affordable to lower-income households, but it may also unexpectedly lower tax refunds.
January 13, 2015
Will 2015 See Immigration Reform, Economic Growth, and Gun Control?
Here are some of the changes can we expect in U.S. politics come 2015.
December 25, 2014
Suing Obama: How Much Is Boehner Setting Back Taxpayers?
Not to nickel and dime our legislature, but just how expensive could this lawsuit get?
December 10, 2014
3 Facts You Should Know About Obamacare Insurance Plans
Recent data found that 55% of uninsured people say they plan to sign up for a marketplace plan. Here are a few things you should know about Obamacare plans.
December 07, 2014
Here’s a Guide to the United States’ Current Fiscal Mess
Standing in the way of compromise on government spending between congressional Democrats and Republicans is the issue of immigration reform.
December 02, 2014
Obamacare Fails to Numb Pain of Shopping for Health Insurance
The majority of people say shopping for health insurance is just as bad or worse than doing their own taxes.
December 02, 2014
Do Americans Believe Health Care is the Government’s Responsibility?
Partisanship and controversy don't change the need for universal health care.
December 01, 2014
Gallup: Americans Still Can’t Afford Medical Care
Despite universal health care, 33% of Americans have still put off medical treatment because of cost.