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Study: 'Obamacare' Repeal-Only Would Leave 30M Uninsured

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Dec 9
Repealing President Barack Obama's health care law without a clear replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday.

HRC Demands End to LGBT Discrimination at Hospitals

By EDGE | Nov 12
The HRC's new reports reveals that LGBT Americans are still facing discrimination in health care. They demand that facilities adopt inclusive non-discrimination policies.

Hurdles Ahead for Obamacare's Second Signup Season?

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Sep 14
It's clear the health care law has filled a need for millions of people. The second year will show whether the full program is workable for the people it was intended to serve.

HHC Launches First LGBT Health Clinic, in Harlem

By Winnie McCroy | Jun 24
On June 5, HHCs Metropolitan Hospital Center in East Harlem opened its new LGBT Health Center, which aims to better serve and remove barriers to care for New York City’s LGBT populations.

Fenway Offers Free LGBT Health Care Webinar

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 26
The National LGBT Health Education Center at the Fenway Institute will host a free educational webinar, "Creating Inclusive Health Care Environments for LGBT Patients and Staff," on Wednesday, March 26.

Uninsured Rate Drops as Health Law Rolls Out

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jan 24
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that the uninsured rate for U.S. adults dropped by 1.2 percentage points in January, to 16.1 percent. That would translate to roughly 2 million to 3 million people gaining coverage.

Online Delays Signal Strong Demand for Health Care

By Juliet Williams and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 4
Overloaded websites offering Obamacare were a good sign for President Barack Obama and supporters of his signature domestic policy achievement, demonstrating what appeared to be exceptionally high interest in the new system.

Tea Party Plans to Abandon GOP Stars

By Michael J Mishak | Aug 4
Four years ago, the movement and its potent mix of anger and populism persuaded thousands of costumed and sign-waving conservatives to protest the ballooning deficit and President Barack Obama’s health care law. It swept a crop of no-compromise lawmakers

Obama: Flexibility OK, but health care law remains

By Ben Feller | Mar 1
Anxious to ease deepening political tensions with the states, President Barack Obama on Monday told governors he wants to speed up their ability to enforce his signature health care law on their own terms. But his concession goes only so far.

Obama admin. asks judge to clarify health ruling

By Melissa Nelson | Feb 18
The Justice Department asked a federal judge in Florida on Thursday to tell states that they must continue to enact the Obama administration’s health care overhaul despite the judge’s ruling that the law is unconstitutional.

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