The senator fighting to make sure Obamacare covers no one, instead of the five million who have already signed up, next travels to New Hampshire where he will continue to insist he is not running for president.
This week, the Democratic Party is the party of the people and the Republican Party is the party of the wealthy 1 percent. Too often the messengers of the Democratic Party forget that and get tongue-tied trying to be everything to everybody and end up getting everyone mad.
In the coming years of health-care transition, county-hospital ERs will continue to be the first refuge for America's marginalized and vulnerable populations. They must evolve to become coordinating centers for society's health needs and champions of cost reform.
It is particularly important that young people get covered so that no accident or illness leaves them with medical bills and debt that rob them of the opportunity to further their education or one day own a home.
After the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the larger debate, as the enrollment deadline of March 31 looms, is whether or not the reforms i...
Access is an extremely important issue; having an insurance card is meaningless if you are unable to find a doctor or get care when you need it.
In my first job in 1976, I helped college students advocate for the delivery of free birth control on their campuses. I could not have imagined then that almost four decades later, I'd once again need to be working on access to birth control methods.
I am one of the 5 million Americans who have obtained health care under the Affordable Care Act. Although I was covered by Cobra for another year, I w...
A pretty amazing group of college student volunteers in Alabama (and they aren't the only ones) have embarked on a mission that addresses direct action for the Affordable Care Act.
It's a bit embarrassing to admit how difficult it was to sign up for health insurance on the new exchanges, but trust me it's worth the hassle.
While small businesses are exempt from many of the most rigorous requirements of the Affordable Care Act -- most notably, the Employer Mandate -- there are still some requirements and even some opportunities that small business owners should be aware of.
The best thing that Democrats -- including President Obama -- have come up with lately are measures to remind voters that Democrats care about the worsened economic condition of ordinary working families and Republicans don't. Obama, for instance, went to a recent gathering of Democratic governors meeting in Connecticut, and urged them to raise the state minimum wage. Even if Republicans in Congress block the President's efforts to deliver a higher national minimum wage, he said, governors and legislatures could and should raise the minimum at the state level. Good move. Even better are state referenda to increase the minimum wage. These not only draw to the polls voters likely to vote for Democrats, but put Republicans in the awkward position of having to explain why they oppose giving America a raise.
There are many functions that only the government can perform and many others that Congress has decided that it should perform. In the case of the ACA, as with many other programs, its relationship with the relevant markets is ambivalent, uneasy, and uncertain.
Your call: Obama sitting "Between Two Ferns"? Or Republicans standing for...? ...
Considering the importance of the Medicaid expansion question, it's critical to allow discussion of any expansion bills. Otherwise, the Affordable Care Act will be, for the most part, yet another unfunded mandate that Florida cannot afford.
Barack Obama, our president, put his entire presidency on the line during his first year in office to reform our broken health care system. After a long, hard-fought battle, he delivered on his campaign promise to create affordable health care that would give every American a chance to live a healthy and productive life.