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Fewer in U.S. lack health insurance after Obamacare rollout, poll finds

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The percentage of adults in the United States who lack health insurance has fallen to its lowest rate since 2008, down to about 13 percent in April from a peak of 18 percent last year, according to a Gallup poll released on Monday. The…

Enrollment milestone called ‘proof of concept’ by Obamacare supporters

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s embattled U.S. healthcare law, having survived a rollout marred by technology failures, reaches a milestone on Monday with the end of its first enrollment wave, and with the administration likely to come close to its goal of signing up 7 million…

Insurers increase medical costs for chronically ill people despite Obamacare’s reforms

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s ban on discriminatory health insurance practices against the sick has not stopped insurers from increasing up-front charges for the expensive drugs needed to control chronic illnesses from leukemia to multiple sclerosis. Actuarial studies of plans sold through health insurance marketplaces in…

Jonah Goldberg is kind of a dick about other people’s misfortunes

Like you, leading conservative thinking person and re-interpreter of word meanings, Jonah Goldberg, enjoys a good belly laugh, a guffaw, a hoot and a holler, a shit and a giggle. And being the jolly sort that he is, he has a remarkable capacity for finding the funny in the most…

GOP forces government shutdown over health reform law, but Obamacare launches anyway

A key stage of President Barack Obama’s drive to offer cheaper health insurance to millions of Americans opened Tuesday despite a government shutdown but technical glitches blocked many users from signing up. Republican opposition to the plan forced the US government to close its doors and kept hundreds of thousands…

Conservatives Reduced To Telling Young People Not To Get Medical Care At All

Not history’s greatest monsters. It’s been really funny, if also deeply disturbing, to see conservatives desperately cast around for any opportunity they can find to derail Obamacare as October 1st, the day the health care exchanges start, comes nearer. It’s becoming increasingly clear that Republicans realize that once people start…

More than 1 million Texas children lack health insurance, report says

Nearly a quarter of Texans are without health insurance, again the highest rate in the country. Current Population Survey estimates released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed 24.6 percent of Texans lacked health insurance last year, even as the national uninsured rate declined from 15.4 percent to 15.1 percent.…

Former Navy chaplain: Obamacare ‘killed this poor lady’ because it ’causes cancer’

A disgraced former Navy chaplain said on Wednesday that he opposed President Barack Obama’s health care reform law because it actually “causes cancer.” “Here’s my thesis: Obamacare causes cancer,” Chaplain Gordon James “Chaps” Klingenschmitt told the viewers of his Pray in Jesus Name Internet show. “Whenever you remove Obamacare and…

Boston bombing victims who cash survivor checks face losing health insurance

Months after the Boston Marathon bombing, J.P. Norden is still recovering from losing his leg, but he can’t cash a $1.2 million check provided to survivors because he would lose his state health insurance for the poor. Norden, and his brother Paul, both had legs amputated and received identical checks…

Man’s scrotum swelled to 132 pounds due to lack of health insurance

A 49-year-old Las Vegas man spent more than four years with a massively enlarged scrotum. According to CNN, the mass between Wesley Warren’s legs weighed 132 pounds when doctors removed it, not counting fluid they drained from the area and smaller bits of tissue that were removed during the operation.…

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