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State officials say the rate of people without health insurance in Hawaii has dropped below 6 percent since the implementation of President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul.
The law’s major benefits take effect, along with an unpopular insurance mandate and a real risk of more nerve-wracking coverage disruptions.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is a “failure” and predicts it “will not succeed — it just won’t.”
The Obama administration is stressing that information provided while signing up for coverage under the new health care law will not be used to enforce immigration law.
Some labor unions that initially backed President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul are now frustrated and angry about what they say are unexpected consequences of the plan that could hurt their members.
A study that shows medical claims costs will increase by more than 50 percent for District of Columbia residents under the federal health care overhaul is inaccurate in part because it dramatically overstates the number of city residents who lack insurance, district officials said Tuesday.
Some of President Barack Obama’s former advisers are proposing major changes aimed at controlling health care costs as political uncertainty hovers over his health law.
Gov. Martin O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown said Thursday the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold nearly all of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul gives considerable momentum to reform efforts in Maryland.
One of the biggest misconceptions about President Obama’s health care overhaul isn’t who the law will cover, but rather who it won’t. If it survives Supreme court scrutiny, the landmark overhaul will expand coverage to about 30 million uninsured people, according to government figures. But an estimated 26 million Americans will remain without coverage — a population that’s roughly the size of Texas and includes illegal immigrants and those who can’t afford to pay out-of-pocket for health insurance.