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Democrats Should Launch Pro-Obamacare Ad Campaign

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There is no shortage of personal stories like this out there. The Democrats should be actively seeking such stories and presenting them to the public. Vetting the stories will be important, to avoid the egg-on-face nature of many of the anti-Obamacare ads, but this shouldn't be all that hard to accomplish.

I Enrolled in Obamacare and I Like It

Randy Turner | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Randy Turner

I am a 57-year-old with a pacemaker who takes blood pressure medication. I am not exactly the kind of person the health companies enter into bidding wars over.

Former GOP Staffer Embraces Obamacare After Health Struggles

The Huffington Post | Katie Burkhart | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics


Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid Has a Good Week, Mitch McConnell Does Not

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As America's children grow up and enter into the health insurance marketplace on their own, they will be the first generation who simply will not understand what the terms 'pre-existing condition' and 'lifetime cap' mean.

GOP to Constituents: We Want to Deny Your Freedom to Start a Business

Ethan Rome | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Among the many life-changing freedoms Americans gained under Obamacare was the option to leave jobs at big employers to start their own businesses. But Republicans are fighting to take away this important new freedom.

Harry Reid: 'Obamacare Is Greatest Single Step In Generations'

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

Lawmakers across Capitol Hill have been marking the third anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, this week. Senate Majority Leader ...

Romney's Exegesis

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

"Well, there already are pre-existing conditions law in there. If you have insurance you can't be thrown off. So there are going to be combinations on that. I'm not familiar with the exact specifics."

Life Is a Pre-existing Condition

Jesse Dylan | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Jesse Dylan

The American public talks about health care like it's a controversial issue. We weigh the pros and cons, we take sides, we argue. The truth is, everyone is better off when everyone is healthy.

Since You Love Me So Much, Ann Romney

Nancy Deville | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Nancy Deville

I just turned 62 and am getting divorced. My attorney suggested I look into getting health insurance because I will soon be off of my ex's company plan.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #12, Protected Women's Health

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Thanks to health care reform, women have more control over their health care decisions, their lives, and their future. It's about time.

Romney's Talking Points on the Uninsured Are Like the Ones I Wrote When I Was an Insurance Industry Flack

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The reality is that most people who are uninsured are not that way by choice; they have no insurance because they can't afford coverage or can't even find a company willing to sell it to them.

To SCOTUS and President Obama- My Uninsurable Child Thanks You

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 09.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

Voices of parents raising children born prematurely, or with disabilities, have not been the loudest in this debate. I want us to be heard now; This decision is about my child, about a child you know, about a child or grandchild you might someday have.

Obamacare and the Mandate Hype

Ethan Rome | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Soon we'll know whether the Roberts corporate court will use the ACA decision to side with consumers and small businesses or bow to big corporations and the Republican Party. A nation is watching and waiting.

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...

"Pre-existing" Is Not as Scary a Term as It Used to Be, Thanks to ObamaCare

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

ObamaCare already is forcing insurers to change their business practices. Insurance firms no longer can refuse to cover children with pre-existing conditions. In 2014, the law will also apply to adults.

New Healthcare Rules Could Unlock Entrepreneurship

John Arensmeyer | Posted 08.02.2011 | Business
John Arensmeyer

America prides itself on being the land of entrepreneurialism, yet the act of denying people health coverage for a preexisting condition discourages that tradition.

Poverty Is A Pre-Existing Condition: Why The Affordable Care Act Matters

Preeti Vissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Preeti Vissa

Without adequate health insurance, medical expenses can quickly devastate one's finances.

One Year Later: Health Care Reform a Law Worth Keeping

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The heated rhetoric we've been exposed to since the health care reform debate began has obscured the harsh realities of a system that failed to meet the needs of millions of Americans. Last year's reform law is a start to fixing that.

Death Panels: Fact and Fiction

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Yes, death panels do exist. They exist inside the big health insurance corporations that every day make decisions on whether or not people enrolled in their health benefit plans will get the care their doctors believe might save their lives.

A Christian Objection To The Health Insurance Industry

Rose Marie Berger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rose Marie Berger

What the system said was just not possible to heal, Jesus showed was very possible. It wasn't that the system didn't have the ability or finances; it was that the system didn't care.

Weekly Pulse: White House Takes Offensive Against Health Care Repeal

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger This week, House Republicans will hold a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The bill is expecte...

Study: As Many As Half Of Under-65 Americans Have Preexisting Conditions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A government study released today shows that up to 50 percent of Americans under age 65 have some type of pre-existing health condition. The study ...

Hey, Republicans - it's not nice to scare Grandma for no good reason

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

I'm trying to remember when it was that Republicans became such big champions of Medicare. Certainly not in 1965, when the GOP joined the American Medical Association in fighting enactment of the program.

Healthcare Reform Strengthens Middle Class

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

We need for America to get back to basics and focus on the middle class's quality of life. Only then -- only by siding with the middle class in action, not just word -- will our country truly be healthy.

Obama Administration Applies Stupak Amendment to High Risk Pools

Jessica Arons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Arons

This week, a commotion arose over the question of whether Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plans, also known as high risk pools, can include abortion...