Health insurance coverage in the United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29784/all en Uninsured less likely to get heart meds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/uninsured-less-likely-get-heart-meds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 4 (Reuters) - Not surprisingly, uninsured people in the United States were less likely to get the best treatment for heart troubles, especially in terms of medications, than those with insurance, according to a U.S. study.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/uninsured-less-likely-get-heart-meds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Health insurance coverage in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 01:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5744906 at http://www.globalpost.com Cosmo plans Obamacare focus for U.S. readers this fall http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130626/cosmo-plans-obamacare-focus-us-readers-fall <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obamacare doesn't divulge the secrets of sexual arousal and won't give you the glowing complexion of a goddess.</p> <p>But those shortcomings aside, President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform law will still feature prominently in forthcoming issues of the Cosmopolitan - the sexy, gossipy, glamour magazine that boasts a monthly U.S. readership of more than 18 million young women.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130626/cosmo-plans-obamacare-focus-us-readers-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Health insurance coverage in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:03:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5868673 at http://www.globalpost.com Obamacare's foot soldiers train to enroll the masses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130726/obamacares-foot-soldiers-train-enroll-the-masses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sharon Bernstein</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nahla Kayali is a foot soldier for Obamacare.</p> <p>She is among the first wave of 2,000 community organizers in California getting trained to persuade more than 1 million uninsured people in the state to sign up for subsidized health coverage under President Barack Obama's reform law.</p> <p>Kayali and her cohorts begin their mission next month, armed with flyers, pamphlets and a small army of volunteers who speak 13 languages.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130726/obamacares-foot-soldiers-train-enroll-the-masses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Health Health insurance coverage in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Law Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:07:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5894463 at http://www.globalpost.com Low prices seen luring young adults to Obamacare: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130821/low-prices-seen-luring-young-adults-obamacare-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sharon Begley</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - If uninsured young Americans shun the new health plans offered under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, it will be because the insurance costs too much and not because they don't expect to need much medical care, according to a study released on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130821/low-prices-seen-luring-young-adults-obamacare-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Health insurance coverage in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 21 Aug 2013 04:46:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5914174 at http://www.globalpost.com Insight: Poll shows healthy young adults may keep Obamacare afloat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130910/insight-poll-shows-healthy-young-adults-may-keep-obamacare-aflo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sharon Begley</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Korey Kormick, 29, has not had health insurance for at least a decade. His job, as a contract employee directing chess tournaments and coaching kids in the fundamentals of the game, doesn't offer it, and he hasn't been able to afford coverage on the individual market.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130910/insight-poll-shows-healthy-young-adults-may-keep-obamacare-aflo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Health insurance coverage in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Law Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 10 Sep 2013 06:33:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5929291 at http://www.globalpost.com National health policy non-profit uses California as lab to test Affordable Care Act effects http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130926/national-health-policy-non-profit-uses-california-lab-test-a <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A national health policy non-profit on Thursday announced it is making California the focal point of a long-term research project to examine whether the Affordable Care Act lives up to expectations for the uninsured.</p> <p>The Kaiser Family Foundation released the initial results of interviews with 2,000 randomly selected Californians who had lacked health insurance for at least two months.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130926/national-health-policy-non-profit-uses-california-lab-test-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Health insurance coverage in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Social Issues The Canadian Press Fri, 27 Sep 2013 01:17:48 +0000 The Canadian Press 5946057 at http://www.globalpost.com NY health care website slammed by 30 million hits; state monitoring for any attack, protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131002/ny-health-care-website-slammed-30-million-hits-state-monitor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ALBANY, N.Y. - New York's website to allow the uninsured to shop for health insurance under the nation's new health care law has struggled under the surge of nearly 30 million hits in two days.</p> <p>New York has just 2.7 million uninsured residents, so state officials are trying to figure out why their website has attracted more hits than in any other state.</p> <p>State Department of Health Executive Director Donna Frescatore said the agency doubled the website's capacity after users experienced delays and other difficulties entering.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131002/ny-health-care-website-slammed-30-million-hits-state-monitor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Health insurance coverage in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Insurance in the United States Labor Social Issues Technology The Canadian Press Thu, 03 Oct 2013 00:38:46 +0000 The Canadian Press 5950319 at http://www.globalpost.com Obamacare enrollment by Latinos hurt by immigration law concerns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131218/obamacare-enrollment-latinos-hurt-immigration-law-concerns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alex Dobuzinskis and Curtis Skinner</p> <p>LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Concerns among Hispanics that signing up for medical insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law may draw the scrutiny of immigration authorities has hurt enrollment, according to advocates of the policy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131218/obamacare-enrollment-latinos-hurt-immigration-law-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Health insurance coverage in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Immigration Labor Law Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:02:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6023800 at http://www.globalpost.com Most uninsured Americans lack knowledge about Obamacare: survey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/most-uninsured-americans-lack-knowledge-about-obamacare-survey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Zachary Fagenson</p> <p>MIAMI (Reuters) - Most uninsured adult Americans lack basic knowledge about President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law and haven't visited their online insurance marketplace because they think health insurance is unaffordable, according to a survey released on Thursday.</p> <p>The survey from Enroll America, a non-profit healthcare enrollment coalition, found that 68 percent of uninsured adults had not yet logged onto their online exchanges.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/most-uninsured-americans-lack-knowledge-about-obamacare-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 111th United States Congress Health Health insurance coverage in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 09 Jan 2014 23:17:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6039383 at http://www.globalpost.com Older adults, more expensive to cover, outnumber young people so far in health care signups http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140113/older-adults-more-expensive-cover-outnumber-young-people-so- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - It's an older, costlier crowd that's signing up so far for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to government figures released Monday. Enrollments are lower for the healthy, younger Americans who will be needed to keep premiums from rising.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140113/older-adults-more-expensive-cover-outnumber-young-people-so-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Environment Health Health insurance Health insurance coverage in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Law Politics Social Issues Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:48:49 +0000 The Canadian Press 6042213 at http://www.globalpost.com Gallup finds modest drop in US uninsured rate as Obama's coverage expansion takes effect http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140123/gallup-finds-modest-drop-us-uninsured-rate-new-health-law-ta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - It may just be the start of a new trend. The uninsured rate dropped modestly this month as expanded coverage rolled out under President Barack Obama's health care law, a major survey released Thursday has found.</p> <p>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 per cent. That would translate to roughly 2 million to 3 million people gaining coverage.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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That's partly the result of website problems that prevented people from signing up last fall when new markets for subsidized private insurance went live.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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Lee.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140219/california-ramps-latino-outreach-healthcare-deadline-nears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California Health Health insurance coverage in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Law Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 20 Feb 2014 01:47:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6075659 at http://www.globalpost.com With deadline looming, Texas makes final push to enrol uninsured families in new health plans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140317/deadline-looming-texas-makes-final-push-enrol-uninsured-fami <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HOUSTON - Sara Rodriguez recently received a $4,000 bill for a six-hour emergency room visit to treat a fever. She says she can't pay, but she's also not planning to buy health insurance through the new federal marketplace.</p> <p>Rodriguez, like others gathered in a Houston gymnasium listening to a presentation about the health care overhaul, says she can't afford insurance, even for $50 a month. With two young children and barely $400 of income a month after paying rent, she struggles to feed her family.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140317/deadline-looming-texas-makes-final-push-enrol-uninsured-fami" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Health insurance coverage in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Insurance in the United States Labor Social Issues The Canadian Press Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:47:50 +0000 The Canadian Press 6097843 at http://www.globalpost.com Hispanics on sidelines: Largest US minority group lags in signing up for health care plans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140324/hispanics-sidelines-largest-us-minority-group-lags-signing-h <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - The nation's largest minority group risks being left behind by President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.</p> <p>Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation's uninsured, but they seem to be staying on the on the sidelines as the White House races to meet a goal of 6 million sign-ups by March 31.</p> <p>Latinos are "not at the table," says Jane Delgado, president of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, a nonpartisan advocacy network. "We are not going to be able to enrol at the levels we should be enrolling at."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140324/hispanics-sidelines-largest-us-minority-group-lags-signing-h" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Health insurance coverage in the United States Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Law Politics Social Issues Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:32:03 +0000 The Canadian Press 6103649 at http://www.globalpost.com