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Once bound for the hazardous waste incinerator, surplus pharmaceuticals are directed to people who find it hard to pay for prescriptions.
The federal health law is putting farmers in a tough spot. Many contractors supplying workers have to offer health coverage. Insurance is costly, and contractors worry about immigration fallout.
The eight states — Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and New York — with statistically significant coverage gains in the National Health Interview Survey represent a political grab bag.
“We can’t promise that we can repeal Obamacare when a guy with the last name Obama is president,” the speaker said. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama will propose changes to the unpopular “Cadillac tax” on high-cost health insurance plans, and the health care law will make tax season more complicated for small businesses.
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton says opponent Bernie Sanders’ health care plan will “never, ever come to pass,” and targets Republican Ted Cruz over his lack of a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile, Sanders defends his proposals from critics who call them unrealistic. And STAT looks at how Americans’ health care has become the defining battle between the two candidates.
The exchange says “tens of thousands” of consumers were signing up in the week before the enrollment deadline. The new one is Feb. 6.
After throwing the bulk of his political capital behind the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act in the first seven years of his administration, what can President Obama do in his final year in office to secure that legacy?
The Affordable Care Act’s third enrollment period ends in about a week, but the final outcome is still unclear. While sign-ups have been increasing each week, enrollment could end short of expectations, with consumers facing higher premiums or — contrary to previous patterns — with younger-trending enrollees.
About 300,000 Hispanic children gained insurance in 2014 from 2013, dropping the number of uninsured to 1.7 million, researchers said, and two-thirds of 1.7 million uninsured Hispanic kids live in five states.
A new effort aims to reach children in California who are eligible for health coverage but remain uninsured. The main targets are small businesses that employ many of their parents.