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What a Difference a Year Makes: Obamacare Turns One

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Affordable Care Act recovered from its bumpy roll-out, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions.  

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WNYC News

Health Insurance Spikes — But Less Than Expected

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Insurers asked state regulators for premium increases close to 13 percent for next year. Albany is allowing about half that.

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The Takeaway

Meet the New CEO of HealthCare.Gov

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Kevin Counihan takes the helm of Healthcare.gov next week. He reflects on the program's challenging first year, and looks ahead to the new enrollment period.

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The Takeaway

The ACA & Combating Serious Illnesses

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has changed the healthcare landscape in the United States, particularly for Americans fighting serious illnesses.

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WNYC News

Hospitals Hindering Nurse Practitioners

Monday, July 28, 2014

A new report says many hospitals aren't putting their skills and education to good use.

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The Takeaway

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mixed Rulings on the Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Within hours yesterday, two circuit courts ruled in opposite directions on the legality of health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. We discuss which ruling will have the most lasting impact, and how Obamacare is doing in general with Sarah Kliff, senior editor at Vox.

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WNYC News

Court Decisions on Health Care Law Could Ripple in NJ

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Garden State is among states that declined to create an exchange, forcing the federal government to do it, and exposing it to court actions against Obamacare.

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The Takeaway

Within Hours, Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on Obamacare

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A federal appeals court issued a huge blow to the Affordable Care Act by invalidating insurance subsidies in 36 states. Then a different circuit offered its own decision, upholding the Obama subsidies.

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The Takeaway

The Ruling on Peyote that Helped Hobby Lobby Win

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The basis of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling comes from the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law was adopted after a 1990 Supreme Court decision denied unemployment benefits to two Native American men who used peyote in a religious ritual.

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WNYC News

Rates Could Yo-Yo as Insurance Exchange Heads into 2015

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Yorkers who bought insurance from the state health exchange could see big price hikes next year.

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WNYC News

Crickets Chirping for NY's Small Biz Insurance Exchange

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

So far, the state has just 10,000 sign-ups for employer-based health plans.

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WNYC News

Health Exchange Shoppers Love NY's Newcomers, Nonprofits and Silver

Monday, June 23, 2014

These are some of the findings in the latest report about who's enrolled in the state exchange and how it's working.

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WNYC News

Co-op Insurer Tops NY Health Exchange

Monday, June 23, 2014

Health Republic is a start-up that enlisted 70,000 New Yorkers under Obamacare.

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WNYC News

Feds Cut Cash for Local Hospitals with High Infection Rates

Sunday, June 22, 2014

A new federal program will penalize dozens of local hospitals where patients get too many infections and suffer other avoidable medical problems.

Part of the Affordable Care Act is a focus on "pay for performance," which includes incentives to providers for improving treatment, and penalties for problems that endanger patients ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rx for the BX: Home Health Aide Industry in Flux

Monday, June 02, 2014

The Bronx is home to a huge number of home health care aides. As WNYC focuses on health care in the Bronx this week, Carol Rodat, New York policy director for PHI PolicyWorks, Ancil Alexander, a peer mentor to home health aides and Carmen Zeno, home health aide with CHCA, explain why the industry is in flux and how it's changing, and how the Affordable Care Act has affected both home health care and the aides who provide it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Obamacare May Not Let You Go Out of Network

Thursday, May 08, 2014

For people with health insurance plans they bought on the New York State Affordable Care Act exchange, doctor choice can be limited and none of the plans offer out-of-network coverage. WNYC reporter Fred Mogul explains that while these narrow networks might keep costs down, some customers aren't happy with the doctors they can choose from. And, New York State just announced it still won't require out of network coverage next year. Elisabeth Benjamin, Vice President of Health Initiatives at Community Service Society and co-founder of Healthcare for All New York, also weighs in.

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The Washington Report

Crisis in Ukraine, Obamacare Exceeds Goal

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Washington Report: David Sanger from the New York Times discusses Ukraine and the Affordable Care Act with WNYC's David Furst.

On The Media

Fact Checking Affordable Care Act Numbers

Friday, April 04, 2014

The deadline for signing up for Obamacare was this week, and the White House says it has reached its projected number of 7 million new enrollees. But how accurate is that claim? Bob talks with Glenn Kessler, who writes for the Washington Post's Fact Checker blog, about what we know and don't know about the ACA's numbers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obamacare: New York vs. New Jersey

Monday, March 31, 2014

Today is the deadline for ACA enrollment, and the numbers in New York are booming. In New Jersey, not so much. What's keeping the Garden State from a "robust" sign-up?

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