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Are We Witnessing A Turning Point In U.S. Health Care?

Alex Tolbert | Posted 04.20.2017 | Politics
Alex Tolbert

A key debate among Republicans on the American Health Care Act — the now-pulled Affordable Care Act replacement bill — was whether to cut the law...

A Thank You Letter To The Americans That Saved The ACA

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 04.10.2017 | Politics
Ola Ojewumi

Though I’m only in my twenties, I’ve survived circumstances that would devastate most. At the tender age of nine, I was diagnosed with a rare hear...

The Crash Of Trumpcare Opens The Door To Full Medicare For All

Ralph Nader | Posted 03.29.2017 | Politics
Ralph Nader

You can thank House Speaker Ryan and President Trump for pushing their cruel health insurance boondoggle. This debacle has created a big opening to pu...

I Died When I Didn’t Have Health Insurance

Michael Whelan | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics
Michael Whelan

I’m on the mattress on the floor, except I don’t remember lying down. I’m fully clothed. How did I get here? Did I fall asleep? I feel hot and s...

Obamacare Architects 'Sad,' 'Irritated' And 'Determined' As Repeal Looms

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics

“Disturbing.” “Tragic.” “Extraordinarily troubling.” “Disconcerting.” “Sad.” Those are just some of the words original architects...

In Sickness And (For The Wealthy) In Health

Randi Weingarten | Posted 03.19.2017 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

President Trump is conducting his presidency like a reality TV show, with all the trappings. But in real life, Trump’s actions—his travel ban, now...

Paul Ryan Is Clueless About How Insurance Works

Tom Carpenter | Posted 03.20.2017 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

Like many, I was very interested in hearing the GOP’s new health care plan to replace the ACA or Obamacare. After all, President Trump had promised ...

Can’t Find Health Care in TrumpCare or RyanCare? Probably Because It’s Only TrynaCare

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 03.16.2017 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

March 2017 started with House Republicans using secret rooms in the Capitol to hide rough drafts of bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Ac...

Conservative Critics May Have A Point—The AHCA Won’t Lower Costs

Alex Tolbert | Posted 03.13.2017 | Healthy Living
Alex Tolbert

But a utilitarian health plan might The new Republican healthcare bill, the American Health Care Act, keeps several ACA elements intact, like the esse...

Political Street Theater: How to Organize a Die-In to Protest Attacks on Medicaid, Affordable Care Act and Other Safety Net Programs

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 03.10.2017 | Politics
Ellen Freudenheim

Street protests are back. And they come in various forms: the march, the rally, the prayer service, the vigil. And, that simplest form of street thea...

What The ACA Means To Me As A Member Of The LGBTQ Community

Conor Gaughan | Posted 03.10.2017 | Politics
Conor Gaughan

Before 2014, I was the archetypal young invincible – abandoning my traditional career path in favor of entrepreneurship, and often without health in...

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 healthcare.gov 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
NerdWallet

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.