Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision not to seek reelection in 2016 will mark the end of his impressive 30-year career in the Senate. Mr. Reid, one of the least charismatic politicians to rise to his post but who mastered the Senate arcane rules to his party's advantage, anointed Chuck Schumer as his successor.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is now apparently undecided how he'll buy insurance, backing away from his Obamacare announcement earlier in the week.
So when a patient asks, "Will this be covered?" unfortunately, the answer may sound like, "Your insurance, your problem." This is not because physicians are insensitive to each individual's financial situation; it's simply because there is no transparency in healthcare costs.
So far presidential candidate Ted Cruz's announcement that his family will sign up for Obamacare has been treated with humor and, on a small degree, embarrassment.
Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) distinguished himself during a short, meteoric career in Congress by, among other, decorating his Capitol Hill office in a...
Democrats need to find their voice. In 2016 there are 198 Democratic seats in the Senate and House that will be up for election.
The GOP Establishment's disdain for Cruz will be a major obstacle to his candidacy because he won't be able to get enough party insiders -- big donors, influential elected officials, top political staffers -- to support his candidacy.
Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz has announced his candidacy for President of the United States. While critics, including some in his own party, dismiss him, Cruz is a smart, shrewd and brash politician. He is also arrogant, self-confident and power-hungry.
While students and comedians are making hay about Cruz's hypocrisy, ignorance, incompetence, and general lunacy, his party isn't too pleased with his announcement. His own party thinks he's incompetent, crazy and borderline-dangerous, with some calling him slimy, scary, and reminiscent of McCarthy in demeanor and action. Cruz doesn't stand a chance.
Regardless of your political persuasion, there are some facts about the health care industry that are not well known to the general public but are key to the realization that the system is broken and that change is desperately needed.
The Latino National Health and Immigration Survey provides some of the most comprehensive data on Latinos' attitudes toward and interactions with the Affordable Care Act at this important period in the law's history. We provide some of the key findings from this important survey specific to the ACA.
This week, we celebrate five years of progress since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare or the ACA, was signed into law. Beyond the headlines and politics, the law is changing America.
For some reason, the media for the most part has treated Cruz's announcement at face value and with a straight face. Now, I understand the goal of the media is to be neutral. But being neutral does not mean being stupid.
Five years ago, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. What is crystal clear today is that the ACA, which I proudly call Obamacare, is working.
Perhaps no proposal illuminates the split between GOP rhetoric and reality more than health care, where Republicans have put forth no plan to insure the millions of Americans who would lose coverage if their budget became law.
Whether one calls it a gimmick, a joke, or a dagger aimed at the heart of any American whose house lacks a car elevator, the Republican budget plans -- which will include a repeal of the president's healthcare reform law -- offer a serious opportunity for Democrats, if they take advantage of it.