As frustrating as it is, the ongoing Washington stalemate on health care, immigration and almost any other essential issue should not be surprising. It is not politics as some claim. It is a deep ideological rift among Americans.
The Obama administration just rolled out what could be called "version 1.1" of HealthCare.gov. After two months of nothing short of disaster, the White House is now confident that the website is ready for prime time. Mostly.
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Do the initial glitches mean that the ACA is a complete bust? No. So let's hope we can get beyond these surface issues and address the real potential problems of corporations providing government-mandated services.
I wonder if President Obama and Governor Abercrombie would like to push a "do over" button on the roll out of the Affordable Healthcare Act website, Healthcare.gov, and the Hawai'i Health Connector project.
CEOs and other leaders, in the corporate world and beyond, should do more than follow the news on the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare). They should also ask themselves what they would do if they were in President Obama'a shoes.
Let's ponder this kludge put forth by the president to let you keep your non-group plan if you so desire. It's just not that simple, and understanding why not is important for understanding why this part of the ACA is built the way it is.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) appeared on CNN and complained that she's going to lose her insurance because of Obamacare. Bachmann is clearly very frightened about the prospect, but it's mainly because she's totally confused about how exactly to sign up.
At this pivotal moment, progressives should not leave the messaging battle about the ACA to right wingers and Obama loyalists. While critiquing the law for its entanglement with the profit-voracious insurance industry, we should fight for quality healthcare for everyone