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The Government's Loss at the Supreme Court Today May Signal a More Important Win Down the Road

Brianne J. Gorod | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics
Brianne J. Gorod

With the Supreme Court scheduled to hear oral argument in King v. Burwell next week, those looking for clues as to what the Court will decide later this year when it rules in King need look no further than a very different case.

What to Do If Your Tax Documents Went Missing

Mark Steber | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

In any case, if you do not have paperwork you expected, and you are still patiently waiting -- diligently waiting, checking the mailbox each day -- KNOW THIS, it probably isn't in the mail, so you should get the information from other methods.

Is John Boehner Really the Most "Do-Nothing" Speaker of the House in History?

Gerry Myers | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

We the people must demand more of our elected officials. We must vote for candidates that will work together and move our country forward rather than hold it back. Until then, expect more of the same from Boehner and his colleagues.

Attention Solicitor General: Two More Powerful Arguments Against King v Burwell

Paul Abrams | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Much has been made recently about, shall we say kindly, the "unusual" plaintiffs. But, even if plaintiffs were not so "unusual", and they would indeed be subject to penalties, their claims of economic damages fail on their face.

Brill's Bitter Pill: Accurate Diagnosis, Inadequate Treatment

John Geyman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

The ACA is unsustainable because of its inefficiency, increasing bureaucracy, and unaffordable costs to taxpayers as well as patients and families. As all this becomes more clear, we should all ask, what should follow the ACA?

Staples, Like Other Companies, Can Afford to Treat Their Workers Right

Ben Spielberg | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Ben Spielberg

Staples' decision will undoubtedly renew arguments that the ACA's employer mandate has led to harmful effects on work. These arguments, like parallel narratives about min. wage laws and paid sick leave ordinances, are largely inaccurate, and advocates of evidence-based, power-balancing policy are absolutely right to debunk them.

Quick Route to Reporting Health Care Insurance Information on Your Taxes

Mark Steber | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

If you don't get to take Exit 1, or have questions about whether you owe a shared responsibility payment with your tax return or if you are must repay some of your advance premium tax credit payment, it might be best to consult a tax pro. Wishing you safe travels.

Teddy Roosevelt's Jiu-Jitsu Skills and 5 Other Traits that Made US Presidents Better Leaders

Bob Rosen | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business
Bob Rosen

Ask business leaders what keeps them up at night, and often, they'll say they wonder what their legacy will be. U.S. presidents are no different. They all want to know how their actions will be remembered.

A Close Look at What ACA Navigators Do to Help People Get Covered

National Council of La Raza | Posted 02.05.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

To get a sense of what these people do every day, we caught up with Cliff Clark, Program Director for NCLR Affiliate MHP Salud, which offers navigator assistance to the Rio Grande Valley. MHP Salud is a community-based organization that specializes in community health worker programs.

Don't Let a Preexisting Condition Stop You From Signing Up for Health Care!

National Council of La Raza | Posted 02.03.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The end of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is less than two weeks away. Latinos have a lot to gain from enrollment, particularly those with preexisting conditions such as diabetes, asthma, cancer, and HIV.

Martin Luther King Jr. -- Health Care as a Moral Crisis

John Geyman | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

As Martin Luther King knew full well, health care is a moral issue. Virtually all advanced countries around the world recognized long ago that health care is a human right, not a privilege based on ability to pay.

Carvin's Cornhusker Quandary in King

Doug Kendall | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
Doug Kendall

It would be surprising if any member of the Supreme Court would take the King v. Burwell petitioners' wholly unsubstantiated assertions about former Sen. Ben Nelson's critical role in the passage of the Affordable Care Act at face value, particularly in light of his direct and explicit contradiction of those assertions.

Immigration Status Adds Layer of Complexity to ACA Enrollment

National Council of La Raza | Posted 02.10.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The promise of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can only be met once everyone who is eligible and in need of health coverage receives it. This is especially true for the Latino community, which stands to benefit the most from the new health care law, but only if more of us enroll.

Mitch McConnell, Really!

Gerry Myers | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Instead of embracing and building on Obama's policies, where the U.S. has experienced 58 months of continued economic growth, Mitch wants to revert back to the policies under George W. Bush. Has he forgotten that those policies collapsed our economy?

New Congress Faces Crucial Leadership Test for Kids

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Wendy Lazarus

With congressional support and action on both sides of the aisle, states can continue to make progress towards ensuring America's health insurance system works for all our children- an outcome supported by Americans of all political stripes.

The Golden Globes Isn't the Only Victory for the Trans Community This Year

Julian Aldana | Posted 01.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Julian Aldana

Jeffrey Tambor made a great point this last Sunday -- representation matters. That's also why the ACA matters, and will continue to matter, for trans young adults looking for an affordable path to a healthier life.

5 Things Latinos Should Know About Getting Covered Under the Affordable Care Act

National Council of La Raza | Posted 01.14.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

More Latinos lack health insurance than any other group in the U.S., so it is crucial that they take the opportunity to obtain coverage under the ACA. While significant improvements have been made to the enrollment process, some Latinos still face challenges.

2015 -- Happy New Year, Happy Tax Fitness!

Mark Steber | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

One of my resolutions is to help as many people as possible achieve one of the most common resolutions American's make: financial fitness. Was it on your list or should it have been?

What Are My Alternatives to Affordable Care Act Health Insurance?

Christina LaMontagne | Posted 01.14.2015 | Money
Christina LaMontagne

With many states opting not to expand the qualification standards for Medicaid, millions were left with no solutions, caught in what's being called the "coverage gap."

Stronger Patient Protections Are Around the Corner

Myrl Weinberg | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Myrl Weinberg

While overuse of costly services benefits no one, policymakers should ban cost-sharing arrangements that impede appropriate health seeking behaviors, especially for people with chronic conditions.

12 Holiday Reasons to Be #Out2Enroll and #GetCovered

Kellan Baker | Posted 02.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Kellan Baker

Twelve months of coverage. If you signed up for coverage by December 15, you'll start the new year off with coverage on January 1, 2015 -- and unlike your New Year's resolutions, you'll be able to keep that coverage for the whole rest of the year.

Obamacare, the Game, Part II: We're on the Road to Health Care

Brian Ross | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Brian Ross

I share with you my story because it is emblematic of the level of complexity of the bloated private insurance-based ACA that is both inefficient and costly. It is a system whose "bottom line" focuses on corporate profits and executive compensation, not patient care, cost control, and improved outcomes.

We're Here, We're Queer, We're Covered!

Julian Aldana | Posted 02.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Julian Aldana

This year, young LGBTQ adults who still lack health insurance have another chance to sign up and reap the benefits of coverage. Some of those benefits include free HIV screenings, depression screenings, well-woman visits and preventive services such as pap tests and mammograms.

Expert: Obamacare Supporters Should Be Very Worried About The Supreme Court

The New England Journal Of Medicine | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court's surprise announcement on November 7 that it would hear King v. Burwell struck fear in the hearts of supporters of the Afforda...

It's December -- Do You Know Where Your Tax Paperwork Is?

Mark Steber | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

By having all your documents in one place, you are one step closer to filing your return. Remember my first rule of tax return time? The earlier you file, the sooner you will get your refund!