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10 More Members of President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Resigned

Andrew Lam | Posted 02.18.2017 | Politics
Andrew Lam

The President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders yesterday submitted their resignations to President Trump. The main reaso...

An Open Letter to Trump's White Working Class: Why You Should Fight Like Hell to Save Obamacare

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Dear White Working Class: You voted for Donald Trump. One of the reasons was his vow to "repeal and replace" Obamacare day-one. Well, it's now day-26...

Ready to Be Heard

Patricia M. Davidson | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Patricia M. Davidson

Our smartphones have this funny little emoticon that shrugs its shoulders: "Who knows?" or an apathetic "What are you gonna do?" An image perfect for ...

Obamacare Sign-Ups Through Healthcare.Gov Fall Slightly

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics

More than 9 million people signed up for insurance through this year, the Department of Health and Human Services announced on Friday. ...

NYC Medical Students Won't Accept Obamacare Repeal Without A Fight

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.02.2017 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK CITY ― Three hundred medical professionals, about 200 of them medical students, gathered in front of the News Corp. building in Manhattan o...

Don't Repeal the ACA Without Replacement - An ER Doctor's Perspective

Andrew G. Lim | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics
Andrew G. Lim

Whether rejoicing or mourning, millions of Americans awoke on January 21st feeling suddenly at the threshold of a new and uncertain era. However, in p...

Confronting A New Agenda Hostile To Health Rights Of Women And Those In Poverty

Elizabeth G. Taylor | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Elizabeth G. Taylor

A new era is upon us, one filled with uncertainty and lots of hostile rhetoric and harmful policy ideas directed at the most vulnerable in our society.

Time's Running Out: Pick an Obamacare Plan by Jan. 31

NerdWallet | Posted 01.23.2017 | Healthy Living

By Lacie Glover If you haven't yet enrolled in an individual health insurance plan through former President Barack Obama's health care law, act fast:...

How to Replace Repealed Obamacare: Use Medicare

Robert C. Hockett | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Robert C. Hockett

From President-elect Trump on down, the Republicans taking charge of our country are determined to make good on their pledge to repeal the Affordable ...

Fatal Flaws of Any Post-ACA Republican Replacement Plan

John Geyman | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
John Geyman

The recent first step by the Republicans for repeal of the ACA (by a vote of 51-48 in the Senate and 227-198 in the House) (1) opens up an intense deb...

The Dismantling of Obamacare: A Mini-Rant, Just for the Record...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Just for the record: The Republican-controlled Congress is now in the process of dismantling Barack Obama's signature health-care law. Not because ...

WTF Kind Of Press Conference Was THAT!?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Donald Trump had not held a press conference since July 27, 2016. So it was with great anticipation and expectation that the not-my-President-Elect to...

Medical Malpractice And The Mind-Blowing Hypocrisy Of Obamacare Repeal

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

While ACA repeal/replace plans currently remain "a vague list of not-always-coherent ideas", they all share one big idea. Each ACA replacement bill would deprive every patient in America of legal rights guaranteed by their state and local governments.

Why There Is No Obamacare Replacement -- In One Picture

J.D. Kleinke | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
J.D. Kleinke

There is no conservative replacement health reform plan for Obamacare -- because Obamacare is a conservative health reform plan.

Poor People, Don't You Know You Have Jobs?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

But the problem isn't jobs per se, it is income inequality.

The Takeover of U. S. Health Care By Big Money

John Geyman | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics
John Geyman

Donald Trump has blatantly disregarded his supposedly "populist" campaign and promises to "drain the swamp" of money in politics. He has shown himself...

The 'Obamacare' Deadline Is Approaching. Here's What You Need to Know Before Signing Up

NerdWallet | Posted 01.03.2017 | Healthy Living

By Lacie Glover Here's one resolution you should check off early in the year: choosing a health plan if you don't already have one. The deadline to b...

The Republican Plan To Repeal And Replace The ACA: Can It Work?

John Geyman | Posted 12.29.2016 | Politics
John Geyman

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act is on the front burner for the start of the January congressional session. Mitch McConnell, Senate majority leader, ...

For Some, Health Care Repeal Equals Death

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics
LeeAnn Hall

"Obamacare saved my life without a doubt," says Barbara Boros, a California resident with kidney disease.

Dreaming Of Health Care

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

While we ready ourselves to try to preserve health care access for millions, getting people covered now is not only our moral obligation but will be among our best defenses.

The Inadequate and Shoddy Debate Over Health Care

John Geyman | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics
John Geyman

Originally published in The Hill on 11/30/16. What does the recent election cycle portend for health care in America? Not good if we go by the recent...

Latino Child Health Coverage Rate Reaches Record High, But Threats Loom

National Council of La Raza | Posted 12.15.2016 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

By Steven T. Lopez, Manager, NCLR Health Policy Project, and Sonya Schwartz, Research Fellow, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy's ...

What Realistic Changes Can Donald Trump Make to ACA?

Quora | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics

What are the most realistic changes that Donald Trump will be able to make to ACA? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where ...

In Times of Uncertainty, Keep Calm and Get Covered

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

It's no secret that the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature healthcare legislation, is facing an uncertain future. The incoming administr...

Reflections On The Obama Presidency: The Gap Between Promise And Performance

David Coates | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
David Coates

My own first sense is that -- from all that we have seen over the last eight years, and particularly now that we know what is to follow -- we are going to miss this president, and miss him badly.