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Sick of Voting vs. the Sick Vote

Jason Budjinski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Jason Budjinski

For me, this election is not about party or ideology. I'm simply looking out for my future, and hoping the only life preserver I've got isn't yanked away by other people's misunderstanding.

Mitt Romney: People Don't 'Die In Their Apartment Because They Don't Have Insurance'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.11.2012 | Business

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who has pledged to repeal Obamacare, says that people without health insurance don't have to worry about ...

Housing and Health Care Must Come Together to Serve Vulnerable People Better

Deborah De Santis | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Those of us in the supportive housing field have recently become eager students of national health reform efforts. The changes in coverage, access, delivery and quality of care have the potential to significantly improve and lengthen the lives of the vulnerable men and women who live in supportive housing.

HuffPost Reader: I Am The 1 Percent

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Citizen Reporting

My name is Matthew Holland. I am the face of the '1 percent'. No, not that '1 percent', the other 1 percent, America's dirty little secret, the poores...

Romney Finally Reveals His Nearsighted Vision for Health Reform

Linda Bergthold | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

In the New England Journal of Medicine, both President Obama and Governor Romney offer statements revealing their vision for the future of health care. Finally we have a definitive statement of Romney's vision for the future. Actually -- not really.

Sam Stein

Democratic Speakers Go To Bat For Obamacare: 'It's Saving Lives' | Sam Stein | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The first night of the Democratic convention will be defined by the soaring and moving speech from First Lady Michelle Obama. It wi...

Lighting "Escape Fires" to Fix Health Care

James R. Knickman | Posted 10.27.2012 | New York
James R. Knickman

Committed, passionate people working inside a broken system find themselves trying to outrun the fire. Fortunately, though, I think we are at a unique moment in health care, with a rare opportunity for a true overhaul.

It's Not Just Papa John's

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.09.2012 | Business

Not only could workplace pizza parties cost up to 14 cents more per pie thanks to Obamacare, but a majority of employers also expect to pay more for e...

A Day for the History Books on Women's Health

Debra L. Ness | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

The Affordable Care Act is the greatest advance for women's health in a generation. Let's make sure it stays on the books and in the history books.

August 1: Women's Health Care Package Implementation Is Cause for Celebration and Caution

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The new package of care for women without extra out-of-pocket cost represents a huge step forward. But the ongoing, relentless campaign against health care reform continues unabated.

Giving Women Control Over Their Health Care

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Kathleen Sebelius

Women's health decisions shouldn't be made by politicians or insurance companies. Rather than wasting time refighting old political battles, this Administration is moving forward and putting women in control of their own health care.

What the Health Law Really Means for New Yorkers

James R. Knickman | Posted 09.25.2012 | New York
James R. Knickman

We need to do a much better job of helping people understand what the health care law means for them. It's complicated, but we can give some basics, at least. Let me take a stab at answering some of the pressing questions I'm hearing over and over.

Jeffrey Young

Does Your Health Insurance Company Owe You A Rebate? | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business

When Laird Le found a check for $70.02 in the mail, he wasn't quite sure why. Turns out, he's one of the estimated 13 million Americans that will rece...

A Tale of Two States: California and Texas Will Show How Well ACA Works

Ann O'Leary | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Ann O'Leary

Rhetoric aside, it's clear that Governor Perry and Governor Jerry Brown of California have deep-seated differences in how they view the role of government and its ability to spur economic growth. So who is right?

Your Health Care Up for Sale

Kathie McClure | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Kathie McClure

Republicans don't want government involved in health care. Their plan is to give free rein to health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and medical providers to charge you the highest prices the market will bear.

Obamacare Drives GOP Governors, Congressional Leaders Over the Edge

Ethan Rome | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Chris Christie of New Jersey set a new standard for ridiculousness yesterday when he explained that he was on the fence about whether to expand Medicaid under Obamacare but that his advisers were still considering "the most efficient way to do it from a cost perspective."

A Victory for Communities of Color and for the Nation

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been the subject of endless debate, commentary, political jockeying and legal analysis, on Thursday we learned a simple lesson: real people can win.

Real Test for Obamacare Now Begins

Jim Jaffe | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

Most people are satisfied with the care they're getting and don't want it compromised as part of an effort they perceive as broken.

Health Care Reform Has Saved Seniors Billions

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.26.2012 | Money

If the Supreme Court overturns President Obama's health care reform law on Thursday, seniors will likely have to spend billions more on prescription d...

Obamacare and the Mandate Hype

Ethan Rome | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Soon we'll know whether the Roberts corporate court will use the ACA decision to side with consumers and small businesses or bow to big corporations and the Republican Party. A nation is watching and waiting.

Health Care Reform Would Leave Millions Uninsured

AP | TOM MURPHY | Posted 08.19.2012 | Business

One of the biggest misconceptions about President Obama's health care overhaul isn't who the law will cover, but rather who it won't. I...

Decisions, Decisions: What the Supreme Court Might Mean for New York's Health System

James R. Knickman | Posted 08.14.2012 | New York
James R. Knickman

Within the next two weeks, the Supreme Court's long-awaited ruling on the Affordable Care Act will be announced. During these long months of speculation, here's what I see as the key opportunities and obstacles under each possible scenario.

The Democratization of Health Care: The Force of Consumer Demand

Gary Puckrein | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

It is consumer demand that has built our vibrant national economy, and it can do the same for health care. It will cause purchasing patterns to take hold, competition will emerge to reshape those patterns, and a cycle of rapid innovation will prevail.

Celebrating Women's Health Week as a Grandmother

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 07.15.2012 | Women
Nancy K. Kaufman

On Sunday, I celebrated my first Mother's Day as a grandmother, so the celebration of National Women's Health Week this week has new meaning for me. I...

The Affordable Care Act - Stronger Benefits to Seniors, Billions in Savings This Year

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 06.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Sebelius

Two years ago, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The president's health care law gives hard working, middle-class families security, makes Medicare stronger, and puts more money back in seniors' pockets.