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Obamacare Brings Medicaid To Skid Row's 'Ugly Reality'

<b>Listen · 5:42</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>If you were led blindfolded a few blocks east from Los Angeles' grand City Hall, you would know instantly when you entered Skid Row.<p>There is the pungent smell of urine and marijuana smoke, and the sound of music and easy laughter — a carnival rising …

Why People Find Obamacare So Confusing

The bewilderment of prospective enrollees in Texas reflects widespread misunderstandings about the law nationally.<p>DALLAS – A few days before Christmas, Mirna Cervantes bounded through the doors of the Habitat for Humanity office here.<p>“Am I too late?” she said, rushing toward a fluorescent-lit room …

Health care changes to watch for in 2014

Pricing transparency, possible Medicaid expansion by states and the law's impact on elections are all things to watch.<p>WASHINGTON — Starting Wednesday, the Affordable Care Act was in full force, as millions of uninsured Americans either now have health coverage or will get it this year.<p>But experts …

Obamacare Hits 1 Million Mark

More than 1.1 million people have signed up for health care using the federal insurance exchange, White House officials said on Sunday.<p>Almost 1 …

The Hunt for the Conservative Obamacare

Is there any­thing you think Obama­care does well?<p>For the first time in a long con­ver­sa­tion, the ques­tion leaves Chris Jac­obs si­lent. A minute …

Renovation Inspiration: Brighten Your Bathroom with a Colorful Sink or Tub

A lime green sink in a bathroom by Upscale Construction, via Houzz.<p>(Image credit: Upscale Construction)<p>There was a time when avocado bathrooms were …

Can Vermont's Single-Payer System Fix What Ails American Healthcare?

As Obamacare struggles, progressives hope a bold experiment could offer a better model. But first, it has to work.<p>The Affordable Care Act's turbulent implementation has ruled the news cycle, but across the country states like Vermont are experimenting with their own plans.<p>Governor Peter Shumlin …

Obamacare: When is The Final Deadline To Enroll?

Obamacare deadlines have been extended and signing up might be confusing for millions of Americans trying to get health insurance in 2014. If you …

The five biggest political story lines to watch in 2014

With 2013 about to come to a close, it's time to take a look ahead to 2014 — and the story lines that promise to dominate the realm of politics.<p>Every year there are surprises that seize the spotlight — revelations this year about the National Security Agency's sweeping surveillance, for example — …

19 Essentials For The Ultimate Home Bar

'Tis the season for hosting a cocktail party. So, you've probably already stocked up on a bevy of fancy garnishes and spirits to suit all tastes — …

Food

Ikea Hack Attack! Making a Side Table

Why do Ikea Hacks always feel like cheating? There is almost a residual guilt that I feel when something so awesome comes from glorified trash. Not …

Whoa

The state Senate in Michigan just finished voting on accepting Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, and things got pretty weird.Quick backstory: the …

Report: More doctors accepting Medicare patients

WASHINGTON — The number of physicians accepting new Medicare patients rose by one-third between 2007 and 2011 and is now higher than the number of physicians accepting new private insurance patients, according to a Department of Health and Human Services report obtained by USA TODAY.<p>In 2007, about …

Why Doesn’t Medical Care Get Better When Doctors Rest More?

In late 2011, a seventy-four-year-old woman with colon cancer was admitted to a teaching hospital, to have part of her bowel surgically removed. The doctors put a drain into her abdomen, a standard procedure to prevent infection and facilitate healing. The procedure appeared to go smoothly. But the …

Health insurance now costs $16,000 for average family

The average family’s health insurance now costs about $16,000, and workers pay more than a quarter of that, according to a new survey.<p>But health insurance premiums for job-based family coverage rose a relatively modest 4 percent, reflecting slowed health spending, according to a survey of about …

Health Care

Anti-Obamacare Rage, Once a GOP Hit, Fizzles Despite Town Halls

Forget Heritage’s town halls—the rage that fueled the Tea Party wave has died out, says Jamelle Bouie.<p>Tea Party Republicans had a huge hit with their …

Heritage Foundation Rallies Support To Defund Obamacare

The Heritage Foundation and its political activist arm Heritage Action are turning to the town hall format to try to stop the health care law. Foundation president and former GOP senator Jim DeMint was in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Monday night as part of a nine-city defund Obamacare …

The right gets confused by its own lie

Right-wing groups claim Congress is exempted from Obamacare. But five months ago, they had a very different story<p>A good lie never dies, and so it is that we get Texas Sen. Ted Cruz telling Mary Matalin, sitting in for Laura Ingraham, Monday: "I think it is disgraceful that President Obama, in just …

Conservative death panels? The right’s bad healthcare idea

Wing-nuts are pushing young people to sit out Obamacare — which, for some, will likely mean bankruptcy… or death<p>When conservatives try to convince uninsured young people to opt out of Obamacare, they have one huge ulterior motive.<p>It's not that they think it's wise for people -- even supposedly …