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Healing a Child's Broken Heart

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It's always very challenging for a parent when their child has a serious health condition. It's even more challenging when their child has a serious condition but has no health insurance to cover the needed care and emergencies.

HHS Should Implement Critical Civil Rights Protections Under the ACA

David Stacy | Posted 05.01.2015 | Gay Voices
David Stacy

Five years since its passage, more than 16 million Americans have enrolled to receive health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (the ACA)-- man...

What Are the Democrats Doing?

Gerry Myers | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Democrats are on the side of the majority of Americans, but they need to vocalize their beliefs and goals. They need to tell America, we are listening to you. And we will fight for you. But you need to do something for us...You need to vote in 2016.

Big Winners and Big Losers in the House and Senate Republican Budgets

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In the House and Senate budget proposals for fiscal year 2016, passed with only Republican votes at the end of March, there are big winners and big losers. The big winners are defense spending and contractors and very wealthy people and powerful special interests. The big losers are children, our poorest group in America, and struggling low- and middle-income families.

Why the Private Health Insurance Industry Has to Go

John Geyman | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

One can argue that the private insurance industry should be regarded as obsolete and not worth saving. However, the ACA has extended its life, including almost $2 trillion in federal subsidies over the next ten years.

Is Obamacare Responsible For The Decline In Patient Deaths?

The Washington Post | Posted 04.02.2015 | Business

The Affordable Care Act is “a major reason why we’ve seen 50,000 fewer preventable patient deaths in hospitals.” – President Obama, remarks o...

The ACA at Age 5: What Lessons Can We Draw?

John Geyman | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

Having assessed in the last three posts the impacts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) over the last five years, we have seen that the ACA will not bring universal access, contain health care costs for patients and taxpayers, or improve the quality of care.

Ted Cruz is Trying and Failing to Weasel Out of His Obamacare Duplicity

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is now apparently undecided how he'll buy insurance, backing away from his Obamacare announcement earlier in the week.

Scary Stupid Senators' Stunts

Gerry Myers | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Democrats need to find their voice. In 2016 there are 198 Democratic seats in the Senate and House that will be up for election.

Liberty Tax CEO: Obamacare Is Bad For America But 'Phenomenal' For My Business

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.26.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

During a conversation with HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski about his new book iCompete, Liberty Tax Service CEO John Hewitt shared what he sees as a ...

Obamacare Has Already Transformed How We Diagnose Diabetes

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

President Obama may be able to add another feather to his cap, according to a study of newly diagnosed diabetes patients published in Diabetes Care th...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Obamacare Expands Coverage For Latinos

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

Obamacare has increased health coverage for Latinos, yet one in four remain uninformed about ACA marketplaces. Ted Cruz falls ideologically in line wi...

The Ted Cruz Way

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz has announced his candidacy for President of the United States. While critics, including some in his own party, dismiss him, Cruz is a smart, shrewd and brash politician. He is also arrogant, self-confident and power-hungry.

Obamacare's Impact on Latino Access to Health Insurance

Latino Decisions | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Latino Decisions

The Latino National Health and Immigration Survey provides some of the most comprehensive data on Latinos' attitudes toward and interactions with the Affordable Care Act at this important period in the law's history. We provide some of the key findings from this important survey specific to the ACA.

16.4 Million Reasons to Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Obamacare

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Five years ago, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. What is crystal clear today is that the ACA, which I proudly call Obamacare, is working.

Obamacare and Retirement Reform

James W. Russell | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
James W. Russell

If you thought that the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, completely solved the health insurance problem for the United States, then you will probably be happy with some of the types of reforms that are being crafted to address the retirement crisis.

Transforming the System of Care for Older Adults: The Affordable Care Act, Five Years Later

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

While portions of the ACA continue to be debated, using the tools within the ACA to drive innovation in the public and private sector at the community, state and federal levels should be a priority for all who care about better care at lower costs.

The Affordable Care Act at Age Five: Quality of Care

John Geyman | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

The ACA was built on a flawed financing system, which will be unsustainable for patients, families and taxpayers.

What I Hate...

Gerry Myers | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

I hate that we are leaving such a mess to our children and grandchildren. Solution: Congress should stop acting like children and do their jobs.

The Supreme Court and the Democrats' Preemptive Surrender on Obamacare

Dean Baker | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Dean Baker

As the Supreme Court listened to arguments over subsidies in the state exchanges Democrats were making their plans for preemptive surrender. Many were warning that an adverse ruling would be the death of Obamacare.

Costs and Affordability of Care

John Geyman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

In this second post assessing the track record of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) five years after its enactment, we now look at its impact on containment of health care costs and affordability of care, two of its principal goals.

You Can't Make the Congress Do Anything

Washington Spectator | Posted 05.08.2015 | Books
Washington Spectator

Clearly written and brimming with telling historical details and sharp insights, The Fierce Urgency of Now is essential reading not only for those who want to understand the Great Society but for everyone concerned with how it might be preserved or expanded.

Friday Talking Points -- Obamacare Fails to Kill Jobs, Once Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. is this week's Most Impressive Democrat of the Week award-winner, for doing a much better job arguing the case for President Obama's interpretation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act before the Supreme Court than he did the last time around.

Health Insurance Premiums Will Likely Go Up Next Year -- Just Because Justices Agreed to Hear King v. Burwell

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Because insurers don't know which way the Supreme Court will rule come June, they reportedly are thinking of pricing their policies for 2016 based on the worst-case scenario of a plaintiffs' victory. Those rates will be higher than they would have been if the Supreme Court had never agreed to take King v. Burwell.

Obamacare's Nine Lives

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

When I found myself with a fresh wave of anxiety before the Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday on the latest assault on the law, I decided to list all the times that the survival of what became the Affordable Care Act was up in the air. It turned out that they number eight. So if Obamacare survives this last, desperate challenge, it really will have nine lives.