Dan Mangan is a reporter covering health care for CNBC.com.
Mangan has been a journalist for more than 20 years, most recently as a general assignment/rewrite reporter at the New York Post. In his more than dozen years at The Post, Mangan routinely covered major stories, including the 9/11 terror attacks, the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, the 2008 financial meltdown and a slew of juicy Gotham scandals du jour, among them the personal tribulations of Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez.
Prior to that, Mangan began his career in his native Connecticut, writing obituaries for The Hour of Norwalk, before moving on to cover business, government and the court systems at The Hour, the Fairfield County Business Journal and The Advocate of Stamford.
Hospitals have seen reductions in the costs of caring for the uninsured, but nowhere more so than in states that expanded Medicaid.
A Kaiser poll says nearly half of Americans don't know they now have to declare on their tax returns whether they have health insurance.
Pending decisions by the Supreme Court and Congress threaten, at worst, to result in 3.3 million extra kids lacking health insurance.
People who only now are learning they owe an Obamacare penalty for 2014 will get another chance to sign up for insurance this year.