Look, if you ask people who don't have health insurance why they don't have it, 90 percent say that it's because they can't afford it. Which leaves two options: 1. Make it affordable. 2. Tell them to go to hell. Obamacare represents the first option.
The dawning of the new year may usher in a seismic shift for at least two subjects in the political arena, because for the first time both proponents and opponents will be forced to frame their arguments based on actual, verifiable reality rather than just wildly overblown hopes or fears.
Nothing about the persistence of the serious hardships facing millions of Americans, worsened by longer-term trends and exacerbated by the after effects of the disastrous 2007 financial crisis has moved the party one iota. The GOP remains as determined as ever to perpetuate the concrete suffering of large numbers of Americans.
You know the old adage "As Maine goes, so goes the nation"? Well, under the leadership of my opponent for governor, Gov. Paul LePage, that is no longer the case. Instead of leading Maine, he is making us fall behind.
Quite simply, if we had subjected D-Day to 21st century levels of scrutiny and accountability, its 'rollout' might have had uncomfortable parallels to the ACA's. Here is a sampling of the things that went terribly wrong in the first hours, days, and weeks of the Normandy invasion.
Obama started the month of December at rock bottom. There's just no other "polite" way to put it, folks.
This being just five days into the new year, I hate to start off with some negative complaints, especially because my unhappiness has to do with the incomplete reporting.
The story of the young invincibles has come to be a major morality play with some supporters of Obamacare arguing that these young people have a duty to sign up for their plan. Some have tried to appeal to self-interest, pointing out that even young healthy people can get in accidents or hit by serious illness.
President Barack Obama's vacation schedule reflected the reality of this holiday season in which Christmas and New Year's Day each fell upon a Wednesday, with long weekends bleeding into long weekends. Now he's back and so is the working new year, at last functionally upon us, which will be odd and intriguing.
Catholic nuns know lots about Health care. They founded hospitals all over the United States and ran them with love and grit. Sister Carol Keehan is p...
Almost everyone agrees that the best strategy for improving Americans' health would be to prevent people from needing health care in the first place. But as these writers demonstrated in their powerful arguments, beware the easy answers.
I share a similar mindset with President Clinton with respect to most issues and initiatives. Where we differ profoundly is on the issue of Obamacare....
Reform advocates have long suggested that getting folks out of the ranks of the uninsured should cut down on visits to the ER for noncritical medical care. An Oregon study, which was published in the journal Science, would seem to disprove that theory.
Get a grip, sisters. People are going to use contraception. If they have to pay for it, they will. People are not stupid. They know that unwanted pregnancies and unwanted children are a sure route to the poor house.
If you wonder why Republicans really undermine the ACA daily, maybe they are worried about its eventual success. Remember the GOP also largely opposed Medicare.