Politics

White House Pushes for Black Enrollees

[The Hill] The Obama administration is engaged in a “final coordinated push” to enroll blacks in ObamaCare, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said Friday. Jarrett said blacks have a “disproportionately low rate of coverage,” and called enrolling them the administration’s “top priority.” “We still have Read More

Op-Ed

Black Voters Are Now Up for Grabs

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   I had an extensive conversation last week with a prominent Republican political operative about next year’s congressional elections.  This operative is one of the godfathers of Republican politics and has played at the highest level for more than 30 Read More

Health

Better Healthcare for Less Money, if You Can Find It

(Reuters) – Consumers intrigued by the new model of accountable healthcare – which promises better-coordinated care that could save lots of money – are going to have to actively seek out participating providers. A tenet of accountable care is better quality: doctors are paid to Read More

Health

U.S.-born kids have more allergies, asthma

[CHICAGO TRIBUNE] Kids and teens who are born abroad and immigrate to the United States are about half as likely to have asthma and allergies as those who are born in the U.S., according to a new study. Researchers surveyed the parents of 80,000 children Read More

Health

Some 2 million U.S. seniors refuse Medicare Part D free money

[UPI] Low cognition hinders U.S. seniors’ Medicare choices and it calls into question potential effectiveness of a Medicare voucher system, researchers say. Senior author Michael McWilliams of the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital said the Low Income Subsidy for Medicare Part D Read More