Affordable Care Act
The Supreme Court Blocked Mandatory Medicaid Expansion. A New Study Finds That Cost 15,000 Lives.
When the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare's Medicaid expansion was optional, 13 states opted out.
Out-of-Network Medical Bills Are a Problem. Health-Care Networks Are a Bigger One.
There's bipartisan consensus on curbing "surprise medical bills," but the American health-care system's flaws run much deeper.
Viewfinder: House Democrats Ask Why the White House Supports an Effort to End Obamacare
Representative Steven Horsford (D-Nevada) speaks during a news conference on April 9th, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
Worries About Health-Care Costs Cut Across Party Lines
But Republicans are far more likely to think that the United States' quality of care is among the best in the world.
The ACA Reduced Opioid-Related Deaths Among Young Adults
New research suggests the provision allowing people to stay on their parents' health insurance means more young people are getting treatment.
Utah Is Ground Zero for the GOP's Plan to Limit Medicaid Expansion
A well-funded Medicaid expansion saves lives and money. Yet Utah and 14 other states are applying for work requirements in hopes of strangling the program.
Trump's 2019 Budget Proposal Is Dangerous—and Right in Line With Republican Values
When it comes to attacking programs that help the most vulnerable Americans, Donald Trump is right in step with his predecessors and his party.
Why Expanding Health-Care Access Must Include Immigrants
Public health means keeping everyone healthy—as a moral matter, and a practical one.
Researchers Say Trump's Pledge to 'Defeat AIDS in America' Is Achievable. What's Standing in the Way?
Many of the Trump administration's own policies undermine this goal.
The Uninsured Rate Is the Highest It's Been Since Obamacare Started. Experts Blame 'Sabotage.'
Surveys show the number of uninsured Americans is increasing for the first time since Obamacare's rollout.
Thanks to the 2018 Elections, More States Are Expanding Medicaid
Until American health care becomes truly universal, Medicaid expansion is the best way for states to safeguard the most vulnerable populations.
The Trump Administration's Latest Plan to Gut Medicaid
With Dems running the House, the Trump administration is looking for ways to enact its agenda without legislative approval.
Ballot Initiatives Are Bringing Medicaid Expansion to Some of America's Most Conservative States
The passage of Medicaid expansion in three deeply conservative states is evidence that a less partisan presentation of policy is allowing voters to make decisions based more on their own interests.
A Philadelphia Judge Blocks the Trump Administration's Birth Control Regulations
The two regulations, which would have let employers with "religious and moral objections" deny employees cost-free birth control coverage, briefly took effect Monday.
Fifteen States and D.C. Are Now Suing the Government Over Contraceptive Coverage
Ten additional states, and the District of Columbia, have joined lawsuits against the Trump administration, over allowing groups to opt out of covering birth control for their employees.
Five Ways the Health-Care System Will Change If the ACA Is Struck Down
If Friday's ruling striking down the ACA is upheld, the changes will be disruptive and far-reaching.
With the Deadline Fast Approaching, ACA Open Enrollment Numbers Look Grim
Since the sign-up period began on November 1st, slightly more than 4.1 million people have enrolled in 2019 plans—a significant decline in comparison with previous years.
How Medicaid Expansion Boosts Financial Well-Being
A new study found that folks who acquired subsidized health insurance through Obamacare were 25 percent less likely to miss paying their rent or mortgage on time.
What Will the Mid-Terms Mean for Health Care in the United States?
Voters consistently rank health care as one of the most important issues in this election.
Benchmark Premiums Will Be 16 Percent Higher Due to the GOP's Actions
In a new analysis, researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation looked at the cumulative effects of the Republican Party's actions on health insurance premiums.
A New Government Report Finds the Trump Administration Could Do a Better Job Running Healthcare.gov
In 2018, 8.7 million people bought their non-group health insurance through healthcare.gov—down from 9.2 million people in 2017.
A New Report Shows That Ohio's 2013 Medicaid Expansion Helped Nearly 300,000 People Get Work
Over 83 percent of employed Ohioans who were continuously enrolled in Medicaid said the program helped enable them to hold down jobs.