Under the Affordable Care Act, for the first time ever, women will now have access to life-saving preventive care, such as mammograms and contraception, without paying any more out of their own pockets. As of today, 47 million women will have access to the preventive services they need.
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.
In the short time I have lived in the U.S., I've heard much about the horror of the socialized medicine systems in other countries. Interestingly, all these comments came from people who never lived in such countries.
Here's the blueprint for how the states can reject three central pillars of Obamacare and set the stage for replacing it, if Mitt Romney takes the White House and the GOP takes the Senate this November.
Great leadership strikes a delicate and essential balance between what's best for the group, and what's best for each individual. It's as true for an organization as for a nation, and it's always been true, whether we are discussing it or not.
It has become common knowledge that, although most Americans approve of most of the elements of the ACA, they fear "Obamacare" as a broad policy because they don't know what the elements are and they have been spooked by claims of the opponents of the ACA.
No matter what country you're in, healthcare sucks up GDP at an increasing rate as tests and treatments get ever more sophisticated. Healthcare financing is hard. At the end of the day, it's a balance between economics and values.
The Wall Street Journal's assertion last week that Mitt Romney is "squandering an historic opportunity" to defeat Barack Obama is a classic example of why traditional media is failing its audiences.
To people like me, who are from abroad, the American debate has often seemed bewildering. How could you not want to find a way to provide affordable care to citizens? In the US, of course, the system is enormously complicated and entrenched.
The conflict between Attorney General Holder and Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is occurring against the background of a larger canvas.
People with insurance and people without insurance should be relieved that the process of reform can now move forward and make health care more secure.
Chief Justice Roberts' opinion upholding the Affordable Care Act, coupled with his rejection of limits on campaign contributions, is completely consistent with his history as a servant of America's corporate oligarchy.
The Supreme Court has levied its judgment: States can opt out, but they cannot prevent the nation from offering its citizens the health and care worthy of every human being made in the image of God.
Usually brilliant at framing political issues, Republicans blundered by positing broccoli as the symbolic test of Obamacare. Republicans should have chosen zucchini.
The narrow survival of the Affordable Care Act last week was certainly cause for celebration. But as the jubilation subsides, it's important to realize that having avoided what would have been a giant step backward doesn't mean we've taken a giant step forward.
While the law's success in the nation's high court could provide extra impetus for black Americans to vote and volunteer for Obama's campaign, it could also provide the catalyst for the resurgence of the Tea Party.