Mary Agnes Carey

Senior Correspondent for Kaiser Health News

Mary Agnes Carey appears in the following:

If Obamacare Subsidies Disappear, States And Congress Will Bear Burden For Fix

Thursday, June 11, 2015

More than 6 million people could lose income-related subsidies if the Supreme Court strikes them down for coverage bought through the federal exchange,


5 Questions Answered On The Legal Challenge To Obamacare Subsidies

Monday, June 08, 2015

If the court rules against the Obama administration, health insurance subsidies could be eliminated for more than 6 million people in states that use, the federal exchange website.


HealthCare.Gov Re-Opens For Business

Thursday, November 13, 2014 is open for business again. The open enrollment period for 2015 coverage kicks off on November 15, 2014 and runs through February 15, 2015.

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5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Obamacare

Monday, November 10, 2014

If you buy your own health insurance, it's time to check out the options on the Obamacare exchanges. Enrollment starts Nov. 15.


Courts Collide on ACA Interpretation

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On Tuesday, two separate federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings that complicate the nation's already-murky understanding of the Affordable Care Act. Millions of Americans are now potentially affected, and there will likely be months of legal limbo.

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Hobby Lobby Ruling Cuts Into Contraceptive Mandate

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Supreme Court says closely held corporations may be exempted from the health law's contraceptive mandate. Here are some questions and answers about the ruling.


Can Obama Get Young People to Enroll in the ACA?

Friday, March 14, 2014

There are only two weeks left for Americans to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, and this week, President Barack Obama made a comedic appeal to young people by appearing on Zach Galifianakis’s web show, “Between Two Ferns.” Now web traffic at is up 40 percent. How many young people still need to enroll and why are so many still resistant? Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, and Josh Carpenter, explain.

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Today's Highlights | January 28, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Also on Today's Show: Takeaway listeners gave us their to-do lists for President Barack Obama in 2014. From healthcare to the state of the criminal justice system in America, we call upon experts to tell us whether we can realistically expect these issues to be addressed...As President Obama prepares to deliver his State of the Union address, a big focus on tonight's speech will be on income inequality in America. But, a new analysis of the data might suggest that we are misinterpreting the state of income inequality.

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Feds Extend Coverage For People In High-Risk Insurance Pools

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The insurance pool for people with expensive pre-existing conditions will stay open until the end of March, after another extension by the federal government. Starting this year, the Affordable Care Act bars insurers from rejecting people because of health problems, but they may need more time than originally thought to sign up for coverage.


The Obamacare Signup Deadline

Monday, December 23, 2013

In the last month, there's been a huge uptick in people signing up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In New York, about 4,500 people have been signing up each day. In California, that number is 15,000. By tomorrow, the numbers will likely be much bigger. That's because tomorrow is the last day to sign up for health insurance through, for coverage beginning January 1st. Mary Agnes Carey, Senior Correspondent for Kaiser Health News, explains more about today's deadline and other crucial Obamacare facts.

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ACA Could See Changes Under Senate Compromise

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Caught in the middle of the debt ceiling fight and government shutdown is the Affordable Care Act, which will apparently get some tweaks under a Senate compromise. These tweaks fall far short of repeal or wholesale delay of the Act, but they make some noticeable changes. Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent for the Kaiser Health News, joins The Takeaway to explain.

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Analyzing the President's Health Care Proposal

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

President Obama released a proposal for health care reform Monday that hewed close to the bill passed last year by the Senate. After watching months of rancorous debate in Congress, the White House is laying out the key points of the proposal in plain language. But will it be enough to get reform unstuck?

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Senate Passes Health Care Reform ... Now What?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Senate passed its version of the health care bill, but there is still much work to be done before the President signs a reconciled bill into law. We talk with Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News and John Stanton, Senate reporter for Roll Call, about how the upcoming negotiations between the House and Senate negotiations will affect the end result of health care reform.

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Senate Votes on Health Care Reform Shaped by Filibuster

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Senate has voted on its version of health care reform just hours before the start of the Christmas holiday. But even after months of tense negotiating, Senate Republicans are still not pleased with the legislation. We check in with Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, to get the latest before the vote.

We also look back at the road to this Senate vote, and just how much this bill has been shaped by the threat of a filibuster. Once a rare form of running down the clock and making it harder to let the majority party run the show, the filibuster is now used so frequently that some wonder whether or not the U.S. Senate is being held hostage by members who delay, delay, delay. We talked with Julian Zelizer, a congressional historian and author of "Arsenal of Democracy: The Politics of National Security - From World War II to the War on Terrorism." Former Senate Republican Whip Alan Simpson also joins us to talk about the filibuster's undeniable hold on our lawmakers.

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