Fact Tank Oct. 1, 2013

21% of Americans without health insurance do not use the internet

Officials are hoping that the health exchange web sites will drive access and enrollment. But some of the groups most likely to not have health insurance are the same as those groups most likely to not be online.

Fact Tank Sep. 24, 2013

Most Americans have not felt impact of new health care law

About six-in-ten Americans have yet to see much impact from the health care law.

Fact Tank Sep. 19, 2013

Boehner’s hard line on budget is in step with GOP primary voters

This week, House Speaker John Boehner agreed to tie funding of the government to defunding Obamacare, as conservative members of his caucus have demanded. This proposal may be unlikely to survive the Democratic-controlled Senate, not to mention the president’s veto pen, but recent Pew Research Center surveys show that it is clearly in step with […]

Fact Tank Sep. 19, 2013

Most uninsured Americans live in states that won’t run their own Obamacare exchanges

Almost six-in-ten uninsured Americans live in states that haven’t set up their own health-insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

Sep. 18, 2013

Four takeaways from Tuesday’s Census income and poverty release

On Tuesday the Census Bureau released its annual trove of data on income, poverty and health insurance in 2012. Here were some of the key findings on household income: New data show that median household income has stagnated for the longest period since the government began collecting such data in 1967. In 2012 the median […]

U.S. Politics Sep. 16, 2013

Foes of Health Law Divided on Next Steps

While opposition to the Affordable Care Act continues to run deep, critics are divided over whether the effort should be to make the law work as well as possible or to make it fail.

Fact Tank Jun. 21, 2013

Chart of the Week: The ’young invincibles’ and health insurance

One of the phrases coined during the debate over President Obama’s health care overhaul was the “young invincibles,” referring to the large share of young adults who did not have health insurance  because they thought their age made it less likely they would get sick, or just were not in a position to afford coverage.  […]

Internet & Tech Jun. 20, 2013

Family Caregivers Wired for Health

Four-in-ten adults in the U.S. are caring for an adult or child with significant health issues, up from 30% in 2010, and many navigate health care with the help of technology.

Fact Tank May. 30, 2013

Chief Justice John the Obscure

The Supreme Court will soon wrap up its current term with major decisions expected on gay marriage, affirmative action, voting rights and other issues. No one knows how the court will rule, but here’s a safe prediction: After the term, Chief Justice John Roberts will remain one of the most powerful – yet least visible […]

Religion May. 22, 2013

Contraception Coverage Mandate Back In Spotlight

Over the past year or so, several dozen business owners have sued the federal government over a provision in the 2010 Affordable Care Act that requires many employers to include free coverage of contraceptive services in their employees’ health insurance plans.