Single-Payer Health Insurance http://wamc.org en Blair Horner: Obamacare's Third Birthday http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-obamacares-third-birthday <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This past weekend marked the third anniversary of passage of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.”&nbsp; This is the </span>ACA’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> big year; this Fall Americans will be allowed to start enrolling in health insurance plans.&nbsp; Starting on January 1, 2014, virtually all Americans will be required to have health insurance – either from the government, their employer, or through a health exchange.&nbsp; Yet, even at this late date, many Americans are still unsure of its impact.</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:34:23 +0000 Blair Horner 60639 at http://wamc.org New York State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried - Bringing single-payer health care to New York http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-assemblyman-richard-gottfried-bringing-single-payer-health-care-new-york <p>In Albany today, state legislators, patient advocates, labor leaders, and health care professionals unveiled a new proposal for government funded, universal, single-payer statewide health insurance.</p><p>WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke today with New York Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, Democrat of Manhattan’s 75th district, sponsor of the bill and chair of the Assembly Health Committee.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:26:41 +0000 59328 at http://wamc.org New York State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried - Bringing single-payer health care to New York Vermont Gets $104.4 Million for Health Care Reform http://wamc.org/post/vermont-gets-1044-million-health-care-reform <p>The state of Vermont is getting a $104.4 million federal grant to continue the process of setting up a health benefits exchange, a key part of state and federal health care reform efforts.<br><br>The money will be used to develop information technology, business and outreach operations that will be part of the state's exchange.<br><br>Vermont is on target to meet the federal schedule and begin enrolling people in the exchange in October 2013.<br> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 46279 at http://wamc.org