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At Least You Have Your Health

Emily Spitzer | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

"At least you have your health." That point, of course, is when we face our own health issues -- even if temporary -- and appreciate how all-consuming a broken bone, pinched nerve, chronic allergy, or persistent migraine can be.

Long Live LGBTQ Oregonians: How Is Cover Oregon Working for Queer and Trans People?

Logan Lynn | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

At this point, there has been so much confusing Affordable Care Act news coverage that many people in Oregon (and across the land) have developed ACA fatigue just from having to hear about it around the clock -- myself included.

The Facts on Obamacare

Richard Klass | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics
Richard Klass

There is a quote attributed to multiple sources: "You are entitled to your own opinions, you are not entitled to your own facts." Here are some facts on the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).

The Affordable Care Act Gets Us a Step Closer to Equitable Health Care

Somer Meade | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Somer Meade

As a person who has been living with what's commonly known as "a preexisting health condition," and one that can require expensive surgery and even result in emergency-room visits if it gets out of control, I consider the Affordable Care Act a lifesaver.

Will Health Coverage Translate Into Getting Health Care?

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
LeeAnn Hall

It's time to rally support for this critical expansion of health care access, and let members of Congress know they need to find a way to get it done... or they'll have a lot of explaining to do.

Terri Lynn Land Campaign Is a 'Silly Sideshow'

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.17.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Earlier this month my colleague Josh Pugh wrote a piece which talked about a questionable political ad aimed at Democratic Senate hopeful Gary Peters....

A Physician's Take on the Affordable Care Act

Mehroz Baig | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Mehroz Baig

I chatted with Dr. Sweet about her work, her take on the Affordable Care Act, and her advice to those who seek self-discovery.

Kathleen Sebelius' LGBT legacy

Sean Cahill, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Sean Cahill, Ph.D.

As researchers, providers, and policy advocates for LGBT health and HIV issues, we at The Fenway Institute are very grateful to Secretary Sebelius for her incredible leadership on our issues. Here are just a few things that happened under her five years at the helm at HHS.

Kathleen Miles

How Obamacare Leaves Some People Without Doctors | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business

LOS ANGELES - In January, a doctor told Noam Friedlander, who was suffering from excruciating lower back pain, that she needed surgery to remove p...

Patiently Crunching Obamacare's Numbers

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We are in the midst of a political battle over the Obamacare numbers right now, so it seemed like a good time to examine what they all mean, in an attempt to interject some clarity into a very confusing debate.

Obamacare Numbers -- and GOP States of Denial

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Millions of people enrolled. So why are these politicians not smiling? ...

Friday Talking Points -- 'And Counting'

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats, from this point on, should adopt a very simple technique to disarm Republican squabbles about Obamacare numbers. To every figure quoted for people gaining health insurance, Democrats should end with "... and counting."

President Obama, Go Ahead and Dust That Dirt Off Your Shoulders!

Russell Simmons | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Our work certainly is not done, but with over 7 million people enrolling in Obamacare, we ought to be very proud of what we have accomplished. The legacy of this great president is growing by the day, as one who leads with compassion, tolerance and generosity with always a focus on equality.

Unsung Heroes of Obamacare's Enrollment Surge

Martha Bergmark | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Martha Bergmark

As this year's enrollment period comes to a close, attention will now turn to the law's impact on health care delivery. But it's worth pausing to take stock of the forces that helped turn enrollment numbers around and expand access to affordable care. They deserve some recognition.

The Ryan Budget Myth and Obamacare

Harlan Green | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Harlan Green

Paul Ryan has come up with his latest Republican budget proposal, and it changes nothing. It neither promotes economic growth nor reduces the budget deficit, as with past proposals. That's because its real target is to win some Senate seats by targeting Obamacare, for starters. And it can't do that without telling some whoppers.

A Turning Point for Democrats

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

You think there is gridlock in Washington now? If the GOP wins both houses of Congress in November, nothing meaningful will get done for two years, and many good social programs will come under crippling attack.

Behind The Obamacare Surprise

Politico | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

There was a word White House officials had for Monday, the final day of Obamacare enrollment: “S—t-tastic.” ...

Hating Obama Is Not A Health Care Plan

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Instead of attacking a plan that over six million people have signed up for (and counting), why don't they offer some ideas of their own? Here's a thought: they don't have any.

Will ACA Late Surge Dismay GOP Fans?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


Bob Shrum and Torie Clarke diagnose Obamacare on April deadline. Growing from six enrollees on website's first day to nearly seven million now, is the biggest comeback since Kentucky, down 31, beat LSU by 2 in 1994?

No-Frills Step-By-Step Guide to Signing Up for Obamacare

H. Alan Scott | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
H. Alan Scott

I know what you're thinking, another Obamacare story. But this one is different, I swear. Stay with me here. No matter what you think about the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), we can all agree that people should have access to affordable health care, right?

One Thing That Every Smart Woman Should Do Now

Napala Pratini | Posted 05.27.2014 | Women
Napala Pratini

For many, medical needs will go above and beyond the standard preventive care amount and will have to come out of your pocket if you're uninsured. Factoring in the risk of the unexpected, therefore, indicates that signing up for health insurance now may save you money in the long run.

Last Call for Healthcare

Sid Mohn | Posted 05.26.2014 | Chicago
Sid Mohn

In less than a week, the deadline to apply for coverage under the ACA will be upon us. It's our last window of opportunity to do something great -- to better the health of those most likely to live with chronic, untreated health conditions while simultaneously improving the bottom line of our nation's health care system.

Some Maternal Insights for the Justices

Emily Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

I am writing today as a mother, and thinking of my own daughters as they enter the work force. Let's think about the potential impact of a Supreme Court decision finding that a secular, for-profit company does not have to follow a federal law of general application on the grounds of religious freedom.

Hobby Lobby Case: A Constitutional Pandora's Box

Rep. Diana DeGette | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Rep. Diana DeGette

The combination of extending a business owner's religious beliefs to a for-profit company and then using those corporate rights to discriminate against employees and customers who do not adhere to that religion could have implications far beyond the Affordable Care Act.

Four Years for the ACA: Time to Keep Building

Mike Lux | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Sunday was the fourth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, a moment well worth marking. The ACA, for all its flaws, is already making lives better for many millions of Americans, and as it gets more established will continue to do so.