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Affordable Health Care Act

Meatless Monday: The Summer of Veggie Love

Ellen Kanner | Posted 07.06.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Change will take all of us. Come to Vegetarian Summerfest or any vegan fest for the ethics or the environment or your health, stay for the kickass camaraderie and food. Make this the Summer of Veggie Love.

HHS Secretary: The Affordable Care Act Helps Women Detect Breast Cancer Early, Pay for Treatment

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

With awareness, more affordable screenings, better quality of care, and new research and development, we can save millions of women's lives.

How Obamacare Will Screw Black Doctors

The Daily Beast | Daniela Drake | Posted 05.27.2014 | Black Voices

By tying doctor pay to patient satisfaction scores, Obamacare’s ‘pay for performance’ system is going to disproportionately hurt minority doctor...

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.

The Profitability of Good Health

Mark Chasan | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Mark Chasan

Despite the groundswell of evidence supporting the profitability of health and sustainability programs, many executives today are stuck in an old mindset that categorically views such programs as "fluffy" cost centers not profit centers.

Catholic Group Mounts New Obamacare Lawsuit

AP | BAILEY ELISE McBRIDE | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of nearly 200 Catholic employers filed a new lawsuit in Oklahoma against the federal government Wednesday, hoping to st...

Good Luck Finding All Those People Who Allegedly ''Lost" Health Insurance

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

On KNUS's Kelley and Company Feb. 4, Rep. Cory Gardner said: Gardner (Hear it below.): "I would gladly bring Barack Obama and take him around the sta...

Diagnosis and Cure: Democrats Can Turn 'Obamacare' into Electoral Advantage

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

With Republicans banking their hopes on stoking dissatisfaction with Obamacare, a Democratic strategy to turn it into an asset could result in a stunning victory for Dems.

Do the Math: Obamacare Won't Change the Number of Uninsured

Munir Moon | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Munir Moon

The numbers for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), despite its good intentions, do not add up.

Today, Obamacare Cost Me $2550: WTF?!

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

Today, being liberal and wanting to live in a country where more Americans have access to affordable health care cost me precisely $2,550 dollars. And...

I Enrolled in Obamacare and I Like It

Randy Turner | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Randy Turner

I am a 57-year-old with a pacemaker who takes blood pressure medication. I am not exactly the kind of person the health companies enter into bidding wars over.

To Those Predicting Healthcare Reform Failure: The Evidence of Obama's Achievements Shows You're on the Wrong Side of History -- Again

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Today the president's poll numbers are down. Thirty years from now the word "Obamacare" will be right up there with the other things we take for granted as the bedrock of our civil society.

#Shutdown: Why Won't Democrats Say "Republicans Want Grandparents Dead?"

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

There's something wrong with liberal brains and conscience that doesn't permit us to invoke uber-hysterical hyperbole and rhetoric in the course of political discourse.

What the U.S. Media Are Ignoring in Government Shutdown Coverage

Kathy Gill | Posted 12.02.2013 | Media
Kathy Gill

It's not just that media miss key elements of the story, it's how media frame the story; after all, research shows that words and tone do shape opinion.

Is Obamacare What the Doctor Ordered for Kids with Autism?

Areva Martin | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Areva Martin

Given the research and recommendations by the nation's leading pediatricians, the majority of states are not following the doctors' orders. Children with autism need more, deserve more and are counting on all of us to ensure they get more.

I Went To The Health Care Exchange And All I Got Was This Affordable Health Care Insurance

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

I spent about 30 minutes reading the different plans from the various companies and here's my report.

'Cruz Does Not Like Obamacare' -- A Seuss-Inspired Poem

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

On Tuesday, during his 21-hour marathon "filibuster" against Obamacare, Senator Ted Cruz read aloud to his daughters back home the Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham. But he clearly missed its message. To commemorate the occasion, I wrote this poem.

H-1B Obamacare Illinois Bombshell

Adam Andrzejewski | Posted 11.24.2013 | Chicago
Adam Andrzejewski

Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn became national news for circumventing a three-year procurement process on up to $190 million in no-bid IT contracts. Last week, we found that one of the largest bid-contract awards outsources state jobs to H-1B contractors from India.

States Saying No to Health Care Marketplaces Is Good News

Richard Kirsch | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

The headlines make it seem like bad news. But it's not. It is good news that half the states are refusing to have anything to do with the new health insurance marketplaces being set up under the Affordable Care Act.

Legislators Could Use Obamacare to Cure Higher Ed Administrative Bloat

Patricia Lesko | Posted 02.12.2013 | College
Patricia Lesko

While it's possible to argue that Obamacare is an unfunded mandate, it's not possible to overlook the fact that administrative bloat is sinking higher education.

Health Care Reform and the Laws of Unintended Consequences

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Steven M. Gillon

The Affordable Health Care for America Act of 2010 will generate the same unintended consequences that have shaped, distorted, and even perverted so many other important pieces of legislation in our nation's history.

Chief Justice Roberts Did Not 'Call Balls and Strikes' in His Health Care Decision

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Any appellate judge will tell you that there are some decisions "that just won't write". A judge will vote for a particular outcome, be assigned the opinion, and then find that he or she is unable to support the outcome and switches sides.

A Victory for America

Gregory Rockson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Gregory Rockson

While pundits and talk show hosts will continue to debate about the implications of this ruling, I remember the many ordinary families I encountered during the health fairs who like most Americans work so hard to provide for their families.

What Attending a Free Clinic Can Teach Every American About Health Care

Farihah Zaman | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Farihah Zaman

I witnessed the visceral need for health care for all firsthand this April while filming a documentary about a free "pop-up" medical clinic set up on the NASCAR Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee by an organization called Remote Are Medical.

David Moye

EXCLUSIVE: Octomom Wants Masturbation Taught In High School (PHOTOS) | David Moye | Posted 06.29.2012 | Weird News

Masturbation is a touchy subject, which is why "Octomom" Nadya Suleman avoided it for all of her life. But her debut in a recent self-pleasuring po...