Today, over a dozen Republican-controlled states are refusing to set up the health care exchanges that are called for by the bill and are eschewing expanded Medicaid coverage which the legislation also provides for.
Lately, Obamacare has been an unavoidable topic. It's covered extensively by the media and is given extra consideration because of the recent election as well as the Supreme Court's ruling on June 28th, 2012 to uphold the law. But how will it affect our personal finances?
Disruption. Get ready to hear that word many times in the coming weeks, especially if you hang out inside the Washington beltway.
What I didn't see coming, what I did not expect, was how ashamed everyone is about their lack of health coverage. I've been caught off guard, these last weeks, when friends and acquaintances have cornered me and whispered of their own non-insured situations.
Two years after the law was passed, and six months after the Supreme Court affirmed its legality, only now do we have the opportunity to explain the benefits of Obamacare to families, workers, and employees -- without the noise, distraction, and confusion of a political campaign getting in the way.
Businesses criticizing Obamacare have made two contradictory arguments about the impact of the employer mandate, and projections of a purported U.S. financial crisis arising from the safety net are baseless.
Health care for all. That's what President Barack Obama's reelection means to the more than 40 million Americans who either do not have health insurance or do not have enough.
While it is true that bills seeking to curb women's rights to contraception, abortion, and equal pay for equal work are originating with Republicans, let's be honest: Women's rights are not at the top of the Democratic agenda in Congress.
Now that Obamacare is real and functioning, we appear to be seeing a real-life example of the correlation-without-causation problem. How do the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services establish that the reason a patient was admitted was because of a hospital's negligence?
Though detailed evidence of Romney's health care scam is in plain sight, the workaday press, focused as it is on the presidential "horse race," has largely given Romney a free pass on what it would actually mean.
Talking about wars and warriors, did you know that last year alone cancer killed more American citizens than all the U.S.A. soldier casualties in all the wars this country ever participated in?
How our nation treats its children reflects our societal values. Children can't vote. They depend on us -- parents, grandparents, pediatricians, teachers, and other child health advocates and professionals, to do right by them.
There is no greater opportunity than here in America. Let's invest in America. Let's create jobs. Now is the time to vote Democrat. Now is the time to vote for Romney.
The American public talks about health care like it's a controversial issue. We weigh the pros and cons, we take sides, we argue. The truth is, everyone is better off when everyone is healthy.
The more we cut public health services, the more we require Americans to cover the high-costs of medical care, the less likely they'll be to make decent health choices when they're sick and money is tight. And there's nothing liberating about that.
As a family doctor, I've been on the front lines of the health care debate for many years. I've witnessed the skyrocketing costs of health care and ho...