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Affordable Care Act sign-up deadline: Mar. 31

Affordable Care Act sign-up deadline: Mar. 31

Mar. 19 | Enroll now or wait until October to get health insurance   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Open enrollment for health coverage through MNsure ends March 31. According to officials, enrollment has increased 54 percent — about 56,000...

Millions of Blacks left uninsured by states  opting out of Affordable Care Act

Millions of Blacks left uninsured by states opting out of Affordable Care Act

Jan. 9 | By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer   As the Obama administration makes strides to improve the functionality of HealthCare.gov, the flagship website for the Affordable Care Act, Republican lawmakers continue to block federal funds that would...

Administration defends Obamacare against critics

Administration defends Obamacare against critics

Jan. 8 | Millions of Blacks expected to benefit   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Affordable Care Act (ACA), despite sign-up problems and the constant criticism leveled against it, has benefited many U.S. Blacks and will benefit many more...

The MSR 2013 year in review

The MSR 2013 year in review

Dec. 26 | The local Black press continues to publish stories “from our own lens”   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer This year, 2013, was historic as well as a year-long full of highs and lows: Two MSR reporters were among the national and international...

WWRDH: What would Republicans do on healthcare?

WWRDH: What would Republicans do on healthcare?

Dec. 4 |             By George E. Curry Guest Columnist   Many ardent conservatives are critical of the Affordable Care Act or what they derisively call “Obamacare.” But what are they proposing that proves that they...

Is President Obama a ‘lame duck’?

Is President Obama a ‘lame duck’?

Nov. 27 | You be the judge   In the last 20 days, discussion on both the left and the right has been about the failures of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the real name of what both sides call “Obamacare,” long a term of pride for Democrats and one of derision...

Black clergy push ‘Obamacare’ enrollment as glitches get fixed

Black clergy push ‘Obamacare’ enrollment as glitches get fixed

Oct. 30 |               By Hazel Trice Edney Guest Commentator   A team of African American preachers has sent a letter to President Barack Obama affirming their ”commitment to the Affordable Care Act” even as the...

National, local controversy greets opening of new state health exchange

National, local controversy greets opening of new state health exchange

Oct. 16 | Critics say Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox ad campaign misfires with communities of color   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   MNsure, the state’s health insurance exchange program, debuted the signup process on October 1. Officials during...

Minnesotans will begin choosing ‘Obamacare’ health plans October 1

Minnesotans will begin choosing ‘Obamacare’ health plans October 1

Sep. 11 | State officials say MNsure will help address health disparities   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minnesotans soon can find competitive health insurance plans through MNsure, the state’s new health insurance marketplace, say State officials,...

How the new healthcare law benefits you

How the new healthcare law benefits you

Aug. 7 | Because of the Affordable Care Act, the 85 percent of Americans who have insurance have more choices and stronger coverage than ever before. And for the 15 percent of Americans who don’t have insurance, or families and small businesses who buy...