Medicaid expansion credited for getting record number of kids insurance in Ohio (This is Obamacare at Work)

Medicaid expansion credited for getting record number of kids insurance in Ohio (This is Obamacare at Work)

More than 95 percent of Ohio children have health coverage as the uninsured rate fell to historic lows in the wake of Obamacare.

A new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families credits Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act for the decline in uninsured children.

In Ohio, 26,000 children gained coverage between 2013 and 2015, the analysis showed, leaving an estimated 115,000 under the age of 19 without health insurance.

The state’s rate of uninsured children during that time fell to 4.4 percent, down …

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Number of Uninsured Americans Near Historic Low

Number of Uninsured Americans Near Historic Low

Zeke Miller, Time.com

New federal government data shows the percentage of Americans without health insurance was at or near historic lows this year following the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, and appears certain to fall to record levels next year.

The data released Thursday from the National Center for Health Statistics’ National Health Interview Survey found that 11.3 percent of Americans were without coverage in the second quarter of 2014, down from 13.1 percent in the first quarter and 14.4 …

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Inside Paul Ryan’s Latest Plan To Gut Medicare

Inside Paul Ryan’s Latest Plan To Gut Medicare

On Tuesday, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his new budget blueprint for fiscal year 2015. It contains many of the same cuts to social safety net and low-income assistance programs as his previous proposals — including sweeping changes to Medicare that would turn the health care program for the elderly into a “premium support” plan that forces American seniors to pay more for their coverage.

Ryan’s new Medicare proposal hews to the same basic structure as his previous premium support plans — in essence, a system of insurance …

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The GOP must admit it was wrong on Obamacare

The GOP must admit it was wrong on Obamacare

By E.J. Dionne Jr., Published: April 2

Is there any accountability in American politics for being completely wrong? Is there any cost to those who say things that turn out not to be true and then, when their fabrications or false predictions are exposed, calmly move on to concocting new claims as if they had never made the old ones?

The fact that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) hit its original goal this week of signing up more than 7 million people through its insurance exchanges ought to be a moment of …

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It’s all over, Obamacare haters! Why they’ve officially lost the battle

It’s all over, Obamacare haters! Why they’ve officially lost the battle

By 11:59:59 p.m. Monday night — the last moment of the Affordable Care Act’s first open enrollment period — sign-ups on Healthcare.gov and 14 state-based exchanges had cleared the symbolic 7 million threshold, according to both administration officials and data experts, and will continue to climb above it over the next few weeks as HHS processes applications from people who were mid-queue when the clock struck midnight.

Throw in new Medicaid enrollments, off-exchange enrollments into Qualified Health Plans, young invincibles on their parents’ plans, and the …

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Obamacare — The Greatest Pro-Life Victory Ever

Obamacare — The Greatest Pro-Life Victory Ever

From The National Memo

A new report finds that between 2008 and 2011, the abortion rate hit its lowest point since 1973, when Roe v. Wade declared access to the procedure a Constitutional right.

The rate fell 13 percent to 16.9 per 1,000 women in 2011, down from its peak of 29.3 per 1,000 in 1981.

While conservatives want to claim credit for the decline with onerous restrictions on a woman’s right to choose, the availability of contraception and family planning deserve most of the credit, according to the Guttmacher Institute’s Rachel …

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Consumer Reports on Healthcare.gov — “It’s Terrific”

Consumer Reports on Healthcare.gov — “It’s Terrific”

The History of the GOP in Three Buttons

The History of the GOP in Three Buttons

The Affordable Care Act & You

40 million uninsured Americans will get the opportunity to access affordable health insurance beginning October 1, 2013.
From October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014, you’ll be able to compare prices between different health insurance plans at a “Health Insurance Marketplace” — online, by phone, or in person. From there, you get to choose a health insurance plan that fits your lifestyle and your budget.
Thanks to the ACA, all insurance plans will have to cover the basics, called essential health benefits. From doctor visits, emergency rooms, …

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Paul Ryan Booed During AARP Speech

I guess senior citizens aren’t buying the death panels lie.

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