Let's focus on revising and improving the current system rather than digging in our heels against it. Fixing a broken healthcare system offers an opportunity for some easy-but-substantial cost savings in healthcare policy that would save taxpayers billions annually. Here are a few simple fixes.
What an extraordinary week in the political and spiritual life of this nation. Yet this is one of those inflection points in American politics that could go either way. It could energize the forces of racial justice and racial healing. Or the events of the week could energize the haters.
This was the week when lame duck Obama became a political lion. Lowry and Reagan debate its impact on the country and '16. Can Rich find a pony in there somewhere? Key question: will GOP prospects promise new Justices to reverse ACA and gay marriage thereby keeping it a rallying issue for Democrats? (Fish gotta swim...)
It has been a bad couple of weeks for regressives (the accurate term for "conservatives"). The 10-day period from June 18 to June 26 has been such a disastrous time for regressives that it may be looked back upon as the time when it became clear that history has passed by the "Conservative Movement" and left it untenable.
One day after the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, an Aspen Ideas Festival Spotlight Health panel of former politicians and administration officials agreed that a lot more work lies ahead -- in terms of further implementation, improving health care quality and especially the politics.
The Supreme Court's decision in the King v. Burwell decision is a victory for the millions of Americans who need financial assistance to afford health insurance coverage.
Regardless where conservatives and other critics stand on the decision, it passed the Supreme Court's muster. The predictable backlash actually sets the stage for a GOP that might actually be relieved by the Supreme Court decision for at least a couple of reasons.
Racism, homophobia, and disregard for the poor are just examples of a common set of processes. We have a psychological problem in our country and in our world. We know some of what it is. It is time to solve it.
There will be more lawsuits, but it is looking more and more like health care providers, employers, families and individuals can plan with confidence that the ACA is here to stay.
In my 32 years serving the people of California in Congress, I have never written to Supreme Court Justices. But your ruling in the King v. Burwell case was so momentous and so important for America's families, I felt compelled to write and share my gratitude for this decision.
In the wake of today's Supreme Court ruling, which upheld a key pillar of Obamacare, the Republican Party has announced that it is firing Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the opinion for the majority.
In a major victory for President Obama, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act. The 6-3 ruling ends a lawsuit that challenged the legality of federally run health exchanges under Obamacare.
We can now feel more confident that this historic legislation will go a long way toward decreasing health inequities -- including uneven access to care -- in New York and across our country.
If we want to deliver high-value, quality care to patients and families, we need to invest in better ways to deliver care -- not undermine the agencies that are making real the improvements our health care system needs.