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.
There is a lot more work to do. Some states are doing much better than others in tackling health care-acquired infections. Lagging states need to learn from leading ones. Progress is not uniform across the different types of infections.
The good news today is that eight million people have now signed up for medical insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
I'm assuming you are aware of this issue, President Obama -- the fact that doctors are refusing to take your insurance. I'm assuming you get that this is not acceptable.
The Ryan/Republican budget puts the 2014 midterm election in perspective. Americans will choose between a new congress that caters to the 1 percent or one that protects the 99 percent. We will choose between plutocracy or democracy.
In addition to these political issues, we also have a dialogue going on in this nation that is extremely sexist and undervalues women and their capabilities. This gender bias is fairly evident. As a woman I see what is going on here, and it is nothing more than misogyny.
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.
Earlier this month my colleague Josh Pugh wrote a piece which talked about a questionable political ad aimed at Democratic Senate hopeful Gary Peters....
Midterm elections are seven months away, but we're already seeing political ads targeting the Affordable Care Act and legislators who supported it. Americans for Prosperity, an organization that opposes the ACA, is running one such ad in a number of states, including Colorado.
Supreme Court watchers are already predicting that the Greens and their religious and political allies on the right will win. I'm not so sure. I still have hope that once again Justice Roberts will show his courage and support the rights and protections of all Americans.
Is it really asking too much for our elected representatives to take the time to read and understand the laws on which they vote? Why should Congress be held to a lesser standard?
I chatted with Dr. Sweet about her work, her take on the Affordable Care Act, and her advice to those who seek self-discovery.
With the completion of open enrollment for individual health insurance, the focus on Obamacare shifts from how many people signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act to who signed up.
I don't hold you personally responsible for what's going on in my life but, as a citizen in your country, I'd love you to know what's happening at ground level. For people like me, who bought insurance through the Affordable Care Act. And. It's a mess. A crazy frustrating mess.
Health reform will cut the rate of uninsurance nearly in half. CBO estimates that health reform will reduce the share of the non-elderly population without insurance from 20 percent in the law's absence to about 16 percent in 2014 and about 11 percent in 2016 and beyond. That's 26 million more people with health coverage.
With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Congress has provided us with a historic opportunity to reduce the demand for illegal drugs. The law requires health insurance companies, Medicaid and Medicare, to cover treatment for substance abuse disorders.