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The Big See: How Having Cancer Showed Me What Is Most Important

Holly Cara Price | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Holly Cara Price

I clearly remember the day that I first heard those words that no one ever wants to hear: You have cancer. You never forget that moment you suddenly c...

Who Is to Say What Is Wrong and Right

Gary Arnold | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Gary Arnold

While the lives of dwarfs may often be typical, dwarfism is not, occurring at a rate of one in every 10,000 births. Because it is rare, the diagnosis can be a surprise to new parents not expecting a dwarf child. But resources are available.

Winning in November by Defending the Affordable Care Act Now

David Coates | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
David Coates

Lindsey Graham's recent warning that Republicans might yet push for a presidential impeachment serves to demonstrate, if further demonstration was still required, just how brutal Washington politics could get if his party ends up in control of both Houses of Congress after the mid-term elections in November.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #6, Reformed Health Care

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business
Bernard Whitman

Most Americans support the individual elements of the health reform law, but many don't understand that without the individual coverage mandate, none of this would be possible.

I Am a Pre-Existing Condition

Nikki Riddle | Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact
Nikki Riddle

I missed smaller things throughout high school -- dances and cheerleading performances; birthday parties and holiday celebrations; volleyball and football games. When it came to going out with friends, they were never sure if I was sick or healthy.

GOP Lawmaker Hints Opposition To Popular Law

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

A Republican candidate for Arizona's open Senate seat hinted that he opposes the pre-existing condition portion of the Affordable Care Act during a fo...

Obamacare & Parental Peace of Mind

Dan Siegel | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics
Dan Siegel

On July 4, the country celebrates our independence from foreign tyranny. Can we now come together -- unlike the raging Tea Party summer of two years ago -- to recognize our interdependence of caring?

Obamacare Repeal: Phase One of the Romney-Republican Assault on the Middle Class

Ethan Rome | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

You would think that the Supreme Court's ruling might end the debate about health care and allow Congress to focus on creating jobs. But it won't because GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the Republicans want to repeal it.

Don't Be Fooled By the Big Insurance Companies

Ethan Rome | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Goodwill gestures aren't enforceable when you're sick. Insurance companies can't be trusted to behave as good actors unless laws are on the books to prevent them from being bad actors.

Health Care Coverage Tips for Young Adults

Claire Moshenberg | Posted 08.04.2012 | Parents
Claire Moshenberg

Are you a young adult looking for health care or the parent of a young adult who's navigating the sometimes complicated world of tracking down coverage? This post is for you.

Jeffrey Young

Administration Halts Program That Helped Sick People Find Health Care | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.27.2012 | Business

Health insurance agents and brokers will no longer be getting paid to tell sick people about a government-backed health insurance plan that can't turn...

Arthur Delaney

Health Care Reform Beneficiary 'Very Nervous' About Supreme Court | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

Mary Duffy is worried that if the Supreme Court strikes down health care reform, she will lose her health insurance. Duffy, who is 62 and lives in ...

"Hands Off My Health Care!" (This Message Brought to You By the Health Insurance Industry)

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Supporters of the law should co-opt the "hands off" slogan and make it their own. That would require adding just a few more words here and there to make clear what would be lost if the law is repealed, gutted or declared unconstitutional.

The Health Care Law Turns Two

Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A. | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A.

The Affordable Care Act gives you the peace of mind that, soon, you will not be denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition, and that you will not be dropped from your insurance if you get sick.

Health Reform and My 8-Year-Old Son

Michelle Cunningham | Posted 05.22.2012 | Parents
Michelle Cunningham

I am grateful for the Affordable Care Act because my 8-year-old son, a leukemia survivor, has health insurance today because of it.

Would Ron Paul Supporters Let Their Mothers Die Without Health Insurance?

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Here is my question for Ron Paul supporters. Imagine that your mother got laid off her job and lost health insurance and needed emergency treatment. ...

Arthur Delaney

More People Sign Up For Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, But Enrollment Still Low | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act's fledgling program for people with pre-existing conditions inched up to 18,313 in March, the Obam...

Mother's Truth Inadmissible at Republican Show Trial

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Instead of creating jobs and growing the economy, the Republicans are re-fighting the battles of a year ago and trying to take us back to the days when insurance companies had a stranglehold on our health care.

Arthur Delaney

Arizona Couple Ditches Insurance To Qualify For Health Care Reform's High-Risk Pool | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michele Rappaport and her husband, Alan Sorkowitz, said they watched the monthly premiums for their health insurance policy jump from $1,700 to nearly...

Anti-Health Care Republicans Officially Receive Taxpayer-Funded Coverage

Rep. Joe Courtney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Joe Courtney

Today, Republican Members of Congress who ran on a platform of repealing health care and patients' rights for millions of Americans officially began receiving their own Congressional health insurance.

Arthur Delaney

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan Has Just 8,011 Enrollees | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The health care reform program designed as a stopgap to provide insurance coverage for the uninsurable until the new law's major provisi...

Health Reform a Welcome Birthday Present for One Denver Boy

David Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Frey

As health reform legislation kicks in, I'm thinking about Justin. When the package was passed, it came just in time for his 11th birthday, a day he survived to see thanks to our country's great health care system.

When the Republicans Lie About Health Care, We Have to Fight Back

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

When the Republicans say they want to repeal the health care law, they're talking about giving health care back to the insurance companies so they can deny our care, drop us when we get sick and jack up our rates whenever they please.

Insurance Companies Abandon Sick Children And Lie About It - Mike Huckabee Says That's OK

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The latest announcement by the insurance companies that they won't cover kids is immoral, and to blame their appalling behavior on the new law is patently dishonest.

Peaceful Revolution: Stay Vigilant: Health Reform Battles Lie Ahead

Bruce Lesley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce Lesley

Obama has announced that, beginning this September, health insurance plans will no longer be allowed to deny coverage for children with pre-existing conditions. Done, right? Well, not so fast.