As a result of today's decision in King v. Burwell, 19,000 people in my district, 232,000 people in Illinois and 6.4 million Americans in 34 states across the country can go to bed tonight knowing that they will wake up tomorrow insured and able to take care of their family's medical needs.
When life throws a curveball, like a recent job loss, financial chaos can ensue. Losing one-fourth of your income is pretty significant, so your inability to stay on top of your premium is understandable.
King is the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, now before the US Supreme Court, designed to kill Obamacare. If the Supreme Court rules against it, millions of Americans will lose their health insurance. But not Mr. King.
Whatever the Supreme Court decides, our federal and state governments need to find a way to keep our citizens insured, so that individuals won't face financial ruin as a result of an unexpected crash on a Century bike ride.
You might think that we learned the lesson of discredited managed care in the 1990s. The term "managed care" is confusing to many, but really amounts to managed reimbursement rather than managed care, whereby a set prospective annual payment is made by federal/state governments, as in the case of Medicaid managed care (MMC), to cover whatever services patients will receive over the coming year.
Bush's misplaced reputation for moderation is belied by his actual policy record. And few if any analysts have stopped to consider how Bush's specific policy issues line up with Latino support for key policy issues.
In an era in which the hypothetical "typical voter" in many states is likely to be a person of color, the candidates and the media need to do better. At the risk of beating my head against the proverbial wall, here are some questions I'd like the candidates to answer and the media to pursue.
Though this marks a turnaround for Alvarez, who once deemed marijuana a "gateway drug," there are still several issues with the move.
Health care premiums are a significant burden on many American families, averaging about $1,000 a month, not counting thousands of dollars people pay in deductibles, copayments, medical supplies and medications. So I did some research to put the health premium issue in perspective.
People are wired to think differently and have their own conclusions and opinions, but when feminism is incorrectly used as a source for disagreement, I, as a female who supports the advancement of women, can't remain silent.
In many corners we hear the same old exhortation that the way to fix poverty and anything else that ails Americans is for us to become a nation of Good Samaritans. But has giving a beggar a coin ever been as effective as creating an economy that provides him or her a good education and a job?
We urge all elected leaders to stand up for reproductive rights --and be on the right side of history -- by supporting birth control access, and we're thankful for the champions who are already working hard to support reproductive rights and health care access.
It's no secret that health care costs are on the rise, and have been for years. From monthly premiums to co-pays and now coinsurance for prescription drugs, consumers are being squeezed financially as a result of trying to keep their families healthy. A relatively new factor in this cost-versus-care debate are biologic drugs, complex medicines made from living cells that treat deadly and debilitating diseases.
King v. Burwell and its potential aftermath represent the last stand for those looking to kill the ACA. Democrats must go on offense to shut down those efforts, and that offensive must begin immediately.
All that to say this-America as a whole needs immediate relief from the rising costs, the hidden costs, the undeclared costs of healthcare. I don't know what the answer is. Do you?
The Supreme Court is entering the final stretch of its 2014-15 term, and there are enough momentous decisions on the way to give everyone something to look forward to. This June, the Court will hand down decisions in a number of high-profile cases.