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Three Buckets of Small Business Attention

Katie Vlietstra | Posted 10.22.2014 | Small Business
Katie Vlietstra

The small business community, including self-employed and micro-businesses, welcomed a major benefit this tax year: a new, streamlined IRS home office standardized deduction.

In 2014, Republicans Are All About 'Obamacare,' But Dems Won't Touch It

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso & Christine Conetta | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

As the saying goes, it’s all in the name. Obamacare is no exception. Back in 2013, a CNBC poll showed that despite the fact that they’re the s...

America Is Better Off Today Than Six Years Ago!

Yaa-Lengi Ngemi | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics
Yaa-Lengi Ngemi

Fellow Americans, we can tell the world and President Obama's blind enemies that this nation, America, is indeed better off today than 6 years ago when he became president.

GOP Candidate Comes Up With A New, Misleading Obamacare Claim

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

At a Tuesday candidate debate, Virginia Republican Senate nominee Ed Gillespie offered a confusing explanation for how repealing the Affordable Care A...

Candidate Who Says He Spent Weeks Studying Obamacare Doesn't Seem To Understand It

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan, the Republican challenging Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), frequently talks about how he "actually read" the...

HealthCare.gov Relaunches With 1 Embarrassing Error

AP | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration unveiled a new version of HealthCare.gov on Wednesday, with some improvements as well as at least one ear...

Colorado's Health Exchange On Target to Meet Budget Goals

Bob Semro | Posted 10.08.2014 | Denver
Bob Semro

Connect for Health Colorado's Finance Committee recently offered a revenue projection for the current year. Using a conservative approach, it projects that revenue for 2014 is about $600,000 above earlier estimates, and total revenue for the year is expected to top out at $5.4 million.

New Data: Millennials Are Better Off with Obamacare

Tom Allison | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Allison

New U.S. Census data released last week shows that the number, and rate of young adults, who lack health insurance has fallen significantly since the Affordable Care Act became law in March 2010.

Good News on Employer Premiums Is More Evidence of a Dramatic Economic Change for the Better

Jason Furman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Jason Furman

It is striking to note that if even as little as one-third of the recent slowdown persists, then, by 2023, national health expenditures would be $1,200 per person lower than if cost growth returned to the prior trend.

Campaign Ads Criticize the ACA, But Are the Claims Accurate?

Bob Semro | Posted 09.08.2014 | Denver
Bob Semro

The bottom line is that in a health care system as complicated as ours, problems have multiple causes. And a single law can't solve every problem. With these ads, it's best to remember that they aren't really trying to educate the listener or viewer. Rather, they are using selective arguments and trying to score political points.

Can Health Care Success Be Health Care Disaster?

Deane Waldman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Deane Waldman

How can success be disaster, even in health care? As the Michael W. Smith song says, "Let me show you the way."

The Manufactured Crisis of Halbig

Elizabeth Taylor | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Taylor

If the D.C. Circuit decision in Halbig v. Burwell became the law of the land, it would threaten to place health insurance once again out of reach for the approximately 4.7 million families and individuals living in the 36 states where the federal government set up the Exchange.

A Main Street Way to Help Obese People

Don McNay | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"Don't you know things can change Things'll go your way If you can hold on for one more day" -Wilson Phillips I'm 55 years old and morbidly obese. ...

Sincere, but Ideological: Judges Can Be Partisan, Even if Not Consciously Biased

Peter M. Shane | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

It is honorable no doubt to defend federal judges against the charge that they are merely "partisan hacks." But there is no doubt that lawyers expect party ideology to affect those judges' rulings and that they are wise to do so.

Prominent HIV/AIDS Organizations Oppose California's A.B. 1576

Eric Paul Leue | Posted 10.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Paul Leue

Let's be honest: The intentions of California's A.B. 1576 are, at best, unclear. While mandatory STI testing threatens privacy and individual rights of adult film performers, it is doubtful that enforcing outdated prevention efforts onto performers and productions will do any good for anyone.

ACA Might Be Unpopular With Seniors, but Most of Them Sure Get a Lot Out of It

Bob Semro | Posted 10.11.2014 | Denver
Bob Semro

Millions of Americans are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. And yet it remains unpopular, even among seniors, many of whom have been seeing tangible benefits since the law passed in 2010.

Legislators Who Block Medicaid Expansion Are Stiffing Veterans Out of Health Care, and Stiffing Workers Out of Jobs

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
LeeAnn Hall

The scandal over long wait times for veterans has grabbed a lot of headlines and elicited a lot of anger -- as it should. But there's another health care scandal that also deserves its share of righteous anger.

Zach Carter

Barney Frank 'Appalled' By Obama Administration: 'They Just Lied To People'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made a major political mistake by lying about the details of his health care plan, according to former House Fina...

Understanding the Implications of Consumer Empowerment in Health Care

Renée Richardson Gosline | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Renée Richardson Gosline

The days of the passive patient and omnipotent Marcus Welby-like physician are long gone. Since the 1990s, consumer empowerment in health care has bee...

Jeanne White-Ginder Continues to Fight for the Ryan White Act

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

As we continue the fight to eliminate HIV/AIDS around the world, we must never forget all those who are currently living with the disease and make sure that we do all we can to help them live long and productive lives. In the United States, that means continued funding of the Ryan White Act.

Government's New Year's Resolution: Grant All Americans Affordable Health Care Coverage

Mark Steber | Posted 09.20.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

You may qualify for a tax credit to help offset the cost of health insurance. That credit is generally paid directly to your health insurance company. You, then, only pay the part of the premium that the credit doesn't cover. But, getting that credit requires you to file a tax return to reconcile your payments and actual credit due. Sound confusing?

Debunking the 'Compromise' Myth

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

For years the GOP has been whining about how President Obama has not and will not compromise with them. They say he has shunned them from the beginning.

Finally! Someone Explains What All Those Obamacare Numbers Mean!

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You're going to hear a lot about Obamacare this fall, especially from Republicans. They'll try to convince you that it was a bad deal. They'll throw numbers at you to make you think that the cost of health insurance is spiraling out of control. In all likelihood those numbers will be incorrect, but how will you know?

The Hobby Lobby Case Shows Why We Need a Single-payer Option

Howard Schweber | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Howard Schweber

This is deeply troubling territory. Are we going to say that the government has the authority to tell religious individuals or groups that their beliefs about the significance of an action or subject are simply wrong?

ACA Discrimination Against People With HIV/AIDS Will Not Be Tolerated

Elizabeth Taylor | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Taylor

An administrative process may not be as riveting as a Larry Kramer play or a massive AIDS protest, but anyone who cares about health care and access to treatment for those living with HIV and AIDS should be watching this case closely.