Affordable Care Act

New York News
7:50 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Poll: NY Residents Divided Over Health Care Law

S J Pinkney

A new poll has found more New York state residents who favor moving ahead with the new health care law than those who want to repeal it.

A Siena poll released Tuesday found 43 percent of respondents saying they want to see the law go forward. Another 32 percent say the law should be put on hold until it's workable and affordable and 22 percent want it repealed.

Democrats were far more supportive than Republicans of the law, which remains controversial. Other polls have shown Americans are just as likely to say it was a bad idea as a good one.

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WAMC News
2:06 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Eldridge: Shutdown Means New Leadership Needed

Democratic Congressional candidate Sean Eldridge talks with WAMC's Alan Chartock.
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Sean Eldridge, a Democratic candidate for Congress who is challenging Republican Chris Gibson in the 2014 race for the 19th District seat, tells WAMC that the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis are proof that America needs new leadership.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:40 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Coates: Political Divisions Harm Health

The government shutdown and the disconnect on health care By Andrew D. Coates, M.D., F.A.C.P.

I’d like to offer some thoughts this week about the discussion over health care in Washington. We’re heading into the second week of the federal government shutdown, in which the right wing of Congress has demanded that President Obama step back from his health reform.

This reveals to me the shocking disconnect between the center-stage discussion in Washington and the everyday discussion we have at our kitchen tables, at our jobs, and with our friends.

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New York News
12:31 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

40k New Yorkers Sign Up For Obamacare

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Affordable healthcare is just a click away in New York, where officials are trumpeting the rollout of the state's health exchange as a success. 

Since the health exchange went live online October 1, more than 40-thousand New Yorkers completed the application process for health insurance: officials say the number surpasses the numbers reported by any other state.

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Hudson Valley News
2:36 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

NY Congressional Reps Have Different Approaches To Opening Government

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As the nation endures day three of the partial federal government shutdown, New York’s congressional representatives from the Hudson Valley say they’re trying to open all the closed doors. 

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North Country News
9:15 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

VT Health Connect Ready for Tuesday Launch

The official overseeing the launch of Vermont's online health insurance marketplace says the system is on track for its scheduled opening.

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Hudson Valley News
9:26 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Westchester Offers Help In Navigating Health Insurance Marketplace

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A county health department in New York’s Hudson Valley is the latest entity to announce help for residents with the new health insurance marketplace under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

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Hudson Valley News
12:08 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

HV Congresswoman Slams GOP Move To Defund Affordable Care Act

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A New York congresswoman says the vote in the Republican-controlled U.S. House to gut the Affordable Care Act is a vote for putting insurance companies back in charge and for a government shutdown.

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WAMC News
4:42 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Defunding Obamacare Pits Congressman Against Congressman

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With about a week to go before all employers must comply with certain elements of the Affordable Care Act and individual health exchanges open, tensions are rising as lawmakers in Washington find themselves embroiled in a  bitter battle over defunding "Obamacare."

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New England News
12:52 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

Medicare Cuts Threaten Home Health Care

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Home health care agencies are facing a 14 percent cut in Medicare funding over the next four years.  Industry representatives warn this will have a devastating impact on seniors and the disabled who receive medical care at home.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Eric Berger, CEO of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare.

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