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Does the Affordable Care Act Guarantee Healthcare as a Right?

John Geyman | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
John Geyman

Healthcare as a right has been debated over many years, but is still not in place for all Americans as this country remains an outlier among advanced industrial countries around the world.

Father Knows Best

Tom Deegan | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Deegan

Obamacare should serve us well for a generation or so, bringing everyone up to speed on individual responsibility and providing a safety net for millions. But, like Prohibition, the gatekeeping model may turn out to be too paternalistic for the public in the long run.

Culture Clash

Tom Deegan | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Deegan

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act of 1986 is finally getting traction.

Catholic Hospital Systems: A Growing Threat To Access T0 Reproductive Services

John Geyman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Religion
John Geyman

Expansion of Catholic hospital systems is accelerating around the country, partly by acquiring non-Catholic hospitals. This trend is posing an increasing threat to access to care in two major areas -- reproductive services and end-of-life care.

Why Was Your Health Insurance Plan Cancelled and Not Upgraded?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

Regardless of your general disposition toward the president, let's make sure your anger isn't just a little bit misguided.

Life Support and Taxes

J.D. Kleinke | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
J.D. Kleinke

Making people obtain and maintain health insurance is not the nanny state; it is grow-up time. The nanny state is what we have today, prior to full implementation of Obamacare, and what we have had since the 1986 passage of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act.

Final Word to Justice Kennedy: Actually, There Is No Individual Mandate

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Although there are solid arguments that an individual mandate in the PPCA is well within the four corners of the Constitution, it is also worth noting that the supposed demonic imperative that a person must purchase an insurance plan from a private company does not even exist.

Retrograde SCOTUS

Cody Pomeranz | Posted 06.01.2012 | College
Cody Pomeranz

These justices have implied that there is a need for a limiting principle, that the Constitution requires it. This is not the case.

House Republicans Attack Women's Health Again

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Rep. Lois Capps

H.R. 358 carves a radical and uncalled for loophole that would allow providers to refuse emergency care for women even if their lives are endangered by their pregnancy.

Planned Parenthood Slammed for Telling the Truth

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah Anthony Libresco

Lila Rose's pro-choice group, Live Action, continues to release videos from their 'sting operations against Planned Parenthood. They're trying to pos...