Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey show the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working and helping get people health coverage. This is a welcome stark contrast to new census data showing children remain our poorest age group and the younger they are the poorer they are.
Time was, left-leaning legal scholars and commentators called for the courts to actively enforce individual rights against overbearing majorities. Today, some among them would prefer that judges largely stay out of the way--and they're worried that an increasing number of conservatives do not agree with them.
Perhaps it's time to bust the myth that universal, or government-run, or 'socialized' medicine is somehow less desirable than the present U.S. system of private health insurance.
Perhaps the most debated provision of the Affordable Care Act, the Cadillac tax, is at the forefront of discussion among employers and politicians across the country.
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Illinois is making life even harder for parents of kids with special needs who purchased their insurance on the Affordable Care Act exchange. And if you think it won't happen in your state, think again.
Imagine: inside the veins of an African-American child, red blood cells: round and soft, doing their job, keeping the person alive. What would happen if those cells hardened and changed shape, curving into the letter "C," like a wheat-cutting sickle?
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The Affordable Care Act is disproportionately benefiting Millennials. Out of 8 million American adults who gained health coverage in 2014, 3.7 million were young adults aged 18 to 34, almost half of the newly covered. That's significant considering they only make up 30 percent of the population.
Barring federal funding for Planned Parenthood, as some in Congress favor, would have a devastating impact on women's access to health care services through Medicaid -- especially family planning services -- and put many women's health at risk.
As part of budget reconciliation legislation that may move in coming weeks, House Republican leaders are likely to include a repeal of health reform's requirement, known as the individual mandate, that most individuals have insurance or pay a penalty.
As a highly educated person, as a candidate for the presidency, and as someone who has co-authored, along with your wife Candy, a book titled A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties, you should have a more enlightened understanding of our nation's foundational document.
Children living with relatives often receive the short end of the stick -- regularly lacking health benefits, access to programs and college grants received by other foster youth -- but, seemingly, no one knows or cares to discuss the topic. Often, the media discusses foster care, yet does not go into the deeper complexities of the confusing child welfare system.
As open enrollment approaches at your workplace, here are some mistakes you might want to avoid.
This is an issue that Republicans won't be able to avoid come general election time. And it's an issue Democrats must make sure voters remember as well. A vote for a Republican is a vote to repeal health care reform and to go back to people being denied coverage for having pre-existing conditions.
Schools are especially effective places to educate children and families about achieving good health and help them attain it--we should seize this moment to strengthen that critical connection between schools and health.
This is a complicated story, but an important one. It's a story of determination, of progress and of creativity. It's part of the rich history of the larger social justice movement for LGBTQ communities in our country -- one that has not been at the forefront of the conversation.