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GOP's Pursuit of Health Care Overhaul Comes with Risks

GOP's Pursuit of Health Care Overhaul Comes with Risks

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jun 13
Republicans are trying to scale back major benefit programs being used by millions of people. And they're trying to do it even though much of the public is leery of drastic changes, and there's no support outside the GOP. It's not stopping them.

Newly Insured Fret over Gains Made under U.S. Health Care Law

Newly Insured Fret over Gains Made under U.S. Health Care Law

By Tom Murphy and Kelli Kennedy | May 30
Republican efforts to replace the law are expected to increase the number of uninsured and may derail the steady push to bring people back into the health care system.

AP Explains: Why the Sick Will Face Coverage Problems

AP Explains: Why the Sick Will Face Coverage Problems

By Tom Murphy | May 7
The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived this week in Congress by a small change to their plan designed to combat concerns over coverage for those with pre-existing health problems.

House Repeal of 'Obamacare' Hands Hot Potato to Wary Senate

House Repeal of 'Obamacare' Hands Hot Potato to Wary Senate

By Alan Fram and Richard Lardner | May 6
The House bill was written by Republicans representing districts often drawn to incorporate strong majorities of GOP voters. Senators represent entire states, and many tend to reflect more pragmatic views than their House colleagues.

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.

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