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Wellness Coverage and Obamacare

Sherry Kahn | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Sherry Kahn

Everyone is talking and worrying about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which became law in 2010. What has received less attention are the provisions for preventive care and potentially increasing access to health care providers who practice from a whole person, naturalistic perspective.

Let's Move On and Implement Health Care Reform

Rep. Tony Cardenas | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Rep. Tony Cardenas

For many Latino families, there is no more important issue than access to quality, affordable health care. How can Republicans say they are interested in addressing the needs of the Latino community when they seek to repeal a law that would greatly benefit Latinos?

GOP Again Tries to Take Away Health Care From Millions of Seniors, Women and Families

Ethan Rome | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The ACA is raising the quality of care, halting skyrocketing health costs, providing preventive care without co-pays, and eliminating the worst insurance company abuses. Instead of improving health care, the Republican repeal plan would take it away.

John Boehner's Do-Nothing Congress to Hold Another Pointless Vote to Repeal Obamacare

Ethan Rome | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Speaker Boehner said it himself -- the vote to repeal Obamacare is not about health care, it's about politics. It's also another day wasted doing nothing instead of something for our nation's seniors and for the middle class and those working their way into it.

For Dual-Eligibles, Health Care Reform Is Already Here

Emily Spitzer | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

You can't open a newspaper--or a newsy website--these days without getting the latest update on two high-profile parts of the new health care law that are still months away from implementation.

Indiana University Circumvents ACA by Eliminating Full-time Hourly Employees

Dan Bimrose | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

While we know and recognize Indiana University as a learning institution capable of providing an excellent education, we must accept that Indiana University is also an employer only willing to provide to their employees just that which they can get away with.

A Healthy Future for Immigrant Children Is a Healthy Future for the Nation

Irwin Redlener, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Irwin Redlener, M.D.

As Congress moves forward with efforts to reform immigration, quality health care should be made available to all kids.

State Considers Health Care Move That Would Cost U.S. Millions

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business

OLYMPIA, Wash. — In a quest to save money, political leaders in Washington state are exploring a proposal that would shift some government worke...

President Obama's Budget: Finally Good News (Mostly) for Kids

Irwin Redlener, M.D. | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Irwin Redlener, M.D.

President Obama's 2014 budget proposal contains a lot of good news for children and families on the rough edges of America's struggling economy, putting real teeth behind his recent calls for creating ladders of opportunity and helping to level the playing field for millions of Americans wrestling with poverty.

The Value of High Tech Health Care

Deborah Stambler | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Stambler

The ACA isn't a perfect plan but if fully enacted offers a chance to make changes to the American health care system. Understanding the role technology plays will be an ongoing discussion with advances in technology and its creative application potentially improving care and reducing costs.

Companies Dodge Obamacare By Doing This

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 04.09.2013 | Small Business

Since the Affordable Care Act passed into law, companies have been vocal about the drastic measures they'll take to avoid paying for basic health care...

Pandora's Pillbox: Obamacare as Proxy Culture War

J.D. Kleinke | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
J.D. Kleinke

Our health care system is the dumping ground for all of our worst, unresolved arguments as a society. It is a long, messy list, and runs from the ovary to the grave.

States Rejecting Key Obamacare Provision Could Cost Employers $1 Billion

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.14.2013 | Business

When the Supreme Court last year upheld the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, they ruled that states could decide whether or not to ad...

Back to School: A Course on Leadership

Emily Spitzer | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

The Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of Obamacare said that states could not be forced to implement the Medicaid expansion. Which brings us to the leadership choice: do you help your people or help your party?

The Perry Principle

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

The Perry Principle is simple to state: If a law, policy, or idea does not in any manner provide benefit to the businesses and personal welfare of Rick Perry's political donors, it is to be avoided.

Holding Insurance Companies Accountable for High Premium Increases

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Sebelius

The Affordable Care Act prohibits some of the worst insurance industry practices that have kept affordable health coverage out of reach for millions o...

Welcome to the (Regulatory) Jungle

Emily Spitzer | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

Obamacare has the potential to give millions access to quality affordable health care. I just hope the regulators remember this goal.

The Affordable Care Act: What to Expect in 2013

John Geyman | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
John Geyman

Despite what we are being told by politicians on both sides of the aisle, our deregulated health care marketplace is not sustainable, and there is no real fix short of single-payer financing reform coupled with a more accountable private delivery system.

The Democratization of Health Care: The Vote Was for Quality Care

Gary Puckrein | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

During the run-up to the recent election, President Obama's supporters constantly stressed the need to raise taxes on the one-percent to rescue us from the fiscal cliff. But a wedge issue that stirred more passion in that election was whether to sustain or repeal the Affordable Health Care Act.

Republicans Creating National Health Insurance Exchange?

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as "Obamacare") put Republican governors between an ideological rock and a very hard place for conservatives.

Everyone in the Pool!

Emily Spitzer | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

There is a classic Bill Cosby routine that features the punchline, "Everyone out of the pool!" There have been times recently when I have pictured the Obama Administration as a frustrated lifeguard with the opposite task, blowing a whistle and calling, "Everyone IN the pool!"

With Obamacare, Small Changes Will Make a Big Difference

Myrl Weinberg | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Myrl Weinberg

These changes may appear small, but as ACA implementation moves forward, policy alterations like these are going to play an enormous role in making sure that all Americans gain access to the quality, affordable health care envisioned by the Affordable Care Act.

PHOTOS: Glimpse The Sparkly Red Carpet From The 2012 American Country Awards

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.11.2012 | Style

Not that we should've expected anything less.

This Man Did The Unthinkable To Get Healthcare

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.10.2012 | Money

America's broken healthcare system drove one cancer patient to break the law last month. Frank J. Morrocco, 57, who had previously spent 20 years ...

Health Care Reform: What's Next?

Emily Spitzer | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

The Obama administration has turned from celebrating its victory to moving forward with the rollout of the ACA. The administration and the states have to make decisions on a number of outstanding issues in order for the ACA to be implemented on schedule.