The self-inflicted roll out farce of the Affordable Care website is nothing short of high "drama." It may have more lasting political damage to Obama's presidency than any intransigence or opposition of the Tea Party and Republican members of Congress.
"We're just gently nudging younger people into seeing how beneficial the new health care system is," says Health and Human Services/Biological Havoc spokesperson Alan Kollop.
The media have taken the bait, and reduced an important policy debate to the bite-size of what fits on cable news in between stories about celebrity break-ups and new diet books. The idea they are parroting fits on a bumper sticker.
1. Maximum Age for Dependent Medical Coverage: ObamaCare: 26; MamaCare: None. It's always and forever
With all the linkages, there are two similarities between health care and education that have not received as much attention: a largely intractable problem, poverty, and a cautionary message about technology.
The Affordable Care Act isn't a perfect law. It's not even a good law. But it's better than what we had before and it's worth fighting for.
White House officials are blaming the numerous online technical glitches that have occurred since the rollout of Obamacare on the controversial anti-Islamic film Innocence of Muslims.
Why the optimism for participating in changing health care then? The customer, providers and patients are jumping ship, and therein lies the opportunity.
I am a moderate Republican, and am here to tell you, that neither I, nor the Republicans or the Americans gave permission to Ted Cruz to turn the nation upside down, we cannot break the rules and do what we please.
Accessible, affordable, quality care in all cases improves lives and in many cases saves lives. It gives peace of mind and economic security to families. It increases productivity for large and small employers as well as for students. It creates jobs and contributes to our economic strength. It's a powerful statement of who we are.
We know two truths about this new health crisis: It is global, and our current pill-for-an-ill medical model is ill-equipped -- is indeed helpless -- to confront it.
The only way that my positive cancer experience has been possible is thanks to two things: health insurance and advances in breast cancer research. I have a health insurance plan through my husband's job that offers comprehensive cover for cancer treatment.
With a huge uninsured population, and a legislature that refuses to carry out the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Florida has been a focus of national efforts to promote enrollment in the ACA's federal health insurance exchange.
More than the fate of health reform (and whether millions of uninsured Americans get health coverage) is at stake in the battle over the government shutdown. How well -- or poorly -- our democracy functions is increasingly on the line.
Today is an exciting day for millions of uninsured young, healthy people who work hard at a job they love every single day. But for the one in six uninsured young adults that suffer from a pre-existing condition, today is the beginning of a new era.
Earth to Republican Obstructionists: IT passed. IT was funded. IT was upheld by your United States Supreme Court. News flash: IT's a done deal. Not...