In recent months a number of studies have looked at the effects of the Affordable Care Act, i.e., Obamacare. The most recent release demonstrates that the law greatly increased access to health care--with a disproportionate amount of the benefit going to non-white Americans.
Read the headlines these days and you'd think the health insurance companies are going broke. It's true most insurers offering Obamacare are losing mo...
Colbert pointed out that "Reince Priebus" is an anagram for "crisp bee urine." Without vowels, his name becomes: "RNC PR BS" -- which could indeed also be a very foreshortened version of his job description. But there it is.
Embattled North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory recently missed his chair and got paddled by the floor. He blamed it on the chair. By now, it almost seems standard procedure. McCrory makes a mistake and then he directs the blame elsewhere. Pat blames a patsy.
As for the status quo, United is a business, and has the option of renouncing its high costs. The people paying for business as usual with their lives -- do not.
Since it's not easy for faithful conservatives to answer questions about climate science, gun violence, mass deportation, and Obama's economy, among others, they often resort to several rhetorical tools to sway credulous audiences. This enables lazy commentators and defensive Republicans to dismiss serious criticism by asserting that "both sides do it."
Burdensome and unworkable is the best description of the plan proposed by a group of religious nonprofit organizations and institutions to interfere with the ability of women in their health plans to access birth control, and undermine the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage mandate.
I wear with great pride the scorn from the right and consider the label of liberal a badge of honor. But during this election cycle, I find myself becoming increasingly annoyed with my left-leaning colleagues and friends. Many seem to have forgotten or wish to deny the deep truth that idealism is not a foundation for governance.
By Erin Hemlin Erin Hemlin is Director of Training and Consumer Education at Young Invincibles. In that capacity, Erin leads YI's training and edu...
On January 12, 2016, in his State of the Union address, President Obama announced a new federal initiative, the Moonshot to cure cancer. He assigned V...
If you like the system we have now then vote for whoever you like, but if you think as I do, that the system is broken and you fantasize about moving to a country with government-run health care, then there is only one real choice for president and that is Bernie Sanders.
To me, all of these questions stem from the fact that Hillary supporters assume that they and Bernie supporters are fundamentally on the same team. Doesn't the fundamental rule of "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" still apply?
Win or lose, Bernie Sanders has made this Democratic primary the most substantive in my lifetime. Not that Hillary Clinton's campaign is devoid of ideas. She has some thoughtful ones. But the boldness of Sanders' proposals is what has driven this historic and instructive debate.
Of all the lies being told by candidates during this presidential campaign season, some of the greatest are about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Donald Trump, for example, regularly refers to it as "a disaster."
In April 2014, I gave Obamacare a grade point average (GPA) a 2.0 (letter grade is C). By August 2014 the average had improved a little to 2.2 (C+). Has this changed now?
Hillary Clinton's or Sanders' election as president might well ensure a left of center bent on the Supreme Court. But even a flip of the Senate into Democratic hands would not unshackle residents in many states from regressive laws enacted by state legislatures and signed by doctrinaire conservative governors.