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HHC Launches First LGBT Health Clinic, in Harlem

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
On June 5, HHCs Metropolitan Hospital Center in East Harlem opened its new LGBT Health Center, which aims to better serve and remove barriers to care for New York City’s LGBT populations.

Fenway Offers Free LGBT Health Care Webinar

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
The National LGBT Health Education Center at the Fenway Institute will host a free educational webinar, "Creating Inclusive Health Care Environments for LGBT Patients and Staff," on Wednesday, March 26.

Uninsured Rate Drops as Health Law Rolls Out

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Friday Jan 24, 2014
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that the uninsured rate for U.S. adults dropped by 1.2 percentage points in January, to 16.1 percent. That would translate to roughly 2 million to 3 million people gaining coverage.

Online Delays Signal Strong Demand for Health Care

By Juliet Williams and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Friday Oct 4, 2013
Overloaded websites offering Obamacare were a good sign for President Barack Obama and supporters of his signature domestic policy achievement, demonstrating what appeared to be exceptionally high interest in the new system.

Tea Party Plans to Abandon GOP Stars

By Michael J Mishak | Sunday Aug 4, 2013
Four years ago, the movement and its potent mix of anger and populism persuaded thousands of costumed and sign-waving conservatives to protest the ballooning deficit and President Barack Obama’s health care law. It swept a crop of no-compromise lawmakers

Obama: Flexibility OK, but health care law remains

By Ben Feller | Tuesday Mar 1, 2011
Anxious to ease deepening political tensions with the states, President Barack Obama on Monday told governors he wants to speed up their ability to enforce his signature health care law on their own terms. But his concession goes only so far.

Obama admin. asks judge to clarify health ruling

By Melissa Nelson | Friday Feb 18, 2011
The Justice Department asked a federal judge in Florida on Thursday to tell states that they must continue to enact the Obama administration’s health care overhaul despite the judge’s ruling that the law is unconstitutional.

House takes symbolic step to repeal health law

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Monday Jan 10, 2011
House Republicans cleared a hurdle Friday in their first attempt to scrap President Barack Obama’s landmark health care overhaul, yet it was little more than a symbolic swipe at the law.

House plans test vote Friday on health care repeal

Friday Jan 7, 2011
The House opens a largely symbolic debate Friday on whether to repeal President Barack Obama’s landmark health care overhaul, the culmination of the first week with Republicans back in charge.

House GOP sending Obama a message on health repeal

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Tuesday Jan 4, 2011
Eager to show who’s now in charge, the House’s new Republican majority plans to vote to repeal President Barack Obama’s landmark health care overhaul before he even shows up in their chamber to give his State of the Union address.