Millions of Poor Americans Will Go Without Health Insurance
According to a New York Times analysis of census data, two-thirds of poor blacks, two-thirds of single mothers and more than half of low-income workers may have to forego health insurance next year. Most of these citizens live in Republican-controlled states that have opted to not expand their Medicaid programs. That decision will leave more than 8 million poor Americans ineligible from receiving federal help to buy health insurance. "The irony is that these states that are rejecting Medicaid expansion -- many of them Southern -- are the very places where the concentration of poverty and lack of health insurance are the most acute," Dr. H. Jack Geiger, a founding member and past president of Physicians for Human Rights, explained.
Frequently Asked Questions About Obamacare
Buying your own health insurance can be a confusing and time-consuming process. U.S. News & World Report's health insurance page offers information on plans available in each state, how to purchase on that best fits your family, and who to call or email if you need help. But there are still plenty of questions. Click here for a list of the ones we hear most frequently, along with the answers you're looking for.