East Valley residents divided on health insurance requirement

By at 20 November, 2011, 5:33 pm

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up the challenge to the health care law passed in 2010. The law, President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment and ticket to the history books, requires most individuals to purchase health insurance, known as the individual mandate. This is the sticking point with those who oppose the law. [...]


Employer-Based Health Insurance Continues to Trend Down

By at 14 November, 2011, 2:27 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The percentage of American adults who get their health insurance from an employer continues to decline, falling to 44.5% in the third quarter of this year. This percentage has been steadily declining since Gallup and Healthways started tracking Americans’ health insurance sources in 2008. At least 45% of Americans got their health [...]


Since Obamacare’s Passage, Millions Have Lost Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

By at 13 November, 2011, 2:17 pm

Whether the decline in employer-sponsored insurance over the past 18 months is a product of Obamacare or of the Obama economy — and whether Obamacare is the principal cause of the anemic performance of the Obama economy — can be debated. But what’s clear is that, more than 25 months before Obamacare would really go [...]


Employer health insurance hits new low: Gallup

By at 12 November, 2011, 1:53 pm

WASHINGTON — The percentage of Americans who have health insurance through their employer slipped to a new low of 44.5 percent in the third quarter, a drop of over 5 percentage points in three years, according to a poll released on Friday. Pollsters at Gallup and Healthways Inc., who surveyed more than 90,000 U.S. adults, blamed [...]