UPS to End Health Benefits for Spouses of Some Workers

U.P.S., the world’s largest package delivery company, said its decision was prompted in part by “costs associated with” the federal health care law that is commonly called Obamacare. Several health care experts, however, said they believed the company was motivated by a desire to hold down health care costs, rather than because of cost increases […]

Immigrant Children

Barriers preventing immigrant children and their families from getting health insurance coverage are one significant “health toll of immigration” not cited in your May 19 front-page article that warrants increased attention. One in every four children in the United States lives in an immigrant family, and 89 percent of these children are United States citizens. […]

Medicaid Access Increases Use of Care, Study Finds

New results from a landmark study, released on Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, go a long way toward answering those questions. The study, called the Oregon Health Study, compares thousands of low-income people in Oregon who received access to Medicaid with an identical population that did not. It found that those who […]

Ohio Medicaid Move Hits Drug, Mental Health Help

Rejecting the expansion of health care coverage for more low-income Ohioans will mean the loss of $700 million over the next two years for medical care and treatment programs for people with mental illness or substance abuse problems, the governor’s administration says.    Advocates of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s proposal to expand Medicaid under President Barack […]

Viewpoints: Health coverage: How affordable?

New subsidies will help millions more Californians obtain health insurance. Lifetime limits and pre-existing conditions will no longer be taken into consideration in determining coverage. Already, young adults can remain covered up to age 26 under their parents’ health insurance. All this and more is either in effect or will be implemented in 2014 as […]