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People Like Obamacare Coverage More Than Traditional Plans, Study Finds

People who purchased coverage through Obamacare are more satisfied with their plans than those with other types of insurance, according to a new national survey. Overall, Obamacare enrollees rated their satisfaction over the last year at 696 out of 1,000, compared to the 679-point rating by those with employer-based plans, the results showed. The survey, … Continue reading

More Young People Are Getting Mental Health Treatment Thanks To Obamacare

Young adults have a higher risk of mental health problems and substance abuse – both issues that the U.S. health care system traditionally has struggled to treat. But according to a new study, the number of high-risk youth seeking and receiving affordable care is on the rise, thanks to a provision in the Affordable Care … Continue reading

New Study Confirms More Than 10 Million Americans Gained Insurance Coverage Under Obamacare — But Will Republicans Take It Away?

  The Obama Administration can add one more study to the list of those showing the law’s massive impact on the uninsured — according to a new report published on Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, the number of Americans that have no health insurance dropped by 10.3 million thanks to the health … Continue reading

Judge Issues Blistering Dissent Slamming Conservative Court’s ‘Nonsense’ Ruling On Obamacare

In a potentially crippling blow to President Barack Obama’s signature health care law on Tuesday, a federal appeals court ruled that the federal government may not subsidize health insurance plans purchased by consumers in 36 states operating federal insurance marketplaces. The 2-1 ruling by the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the … Continue reading

New Research Shows Anti-Obamacare Ads May Have Backfired In A Big Way

Millions of dollars in conservative ads against Obamacare might have backfired and actually boosted enrollment in key states, according to a new study.  A fellow with the Brookings Institution found a positive association between spending on anti-Obamacare ads and enrollment in health plans under the law. He published these findings on Wednesday. Brookings fellow Niam Yaraghi, … Continue reading

Surprise! Republicans Actually Like Obamacare, New Study Finds

  Despite investing millions of dollars in opposition to the Affordable Care Act, Republicans appear to have had little success in turning Americans against the law. In fact, according to a new poll from the Commonwealth Fund, individuals and families who enroll in Obamacare — including the overwhelming majority of Republicans — are satisfied with … Continue reading

Affordable Care Act Is Achieving Major Goals, New Report Shows

The Affordable Care Act has been successful at achieving some major goals in the first year of its full implementation, according to a new study from The Commonwealth Fund. There are three important findings from the study: The uninsured rate is dropping, most people like their new insurance plans (even Republicans!), and most people are … Continue reading

Affordable Care Act Drives Uninsured Rate To Lowest On Record

New polling by Gallup shows that the uninsured rate has plunged to a historic low, thanks to the Affordable Care Act’s effort to expand coverage to more Americans. By the end of June, the percentage of Americans without health insurance had dropped to 13.4 percent — the lowest-ever rate recorded by Gallup in more than … Continue reading

Affordable Care Act Offers ‘Historic Opportunity’ To Improve Public Health, Health Care: New Report Details Long-Term Impact Of Health Care Reform

President Obama’s health care reform law will result in wider public health benefits because of a greater emphasis on preventive medicine, according to new research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law by President Obama in 2010, will advance health not only … Continue reading

More Young Adults Are Getting Mental Health Treatment Under The Affordable Care Act

More young adults are getting inpatient mental health treatment with expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research. The  Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires health insurers to cover adult children younger than age 26 on a parent’s group plan, eliminating an insurance gap common for young … Continue reading

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