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Alright GOP, Time to Put Up Or Shut Up

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Congratulations Republicans, you've won control of Congress. Now it's time to put down the talking points, stop your OCD obsession with ObamaCare and ...

In 2014, Still Not Independence Day for Women

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Irene Monroe

America's need to showcase her indomitable spirit of heroism this July 4th celebration arrives mired by the two recent Supreme Court -- both highlighting a "war against women."

Here's How The Obama Administration So Royally Screwed Up With Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Few political disasters have been so evidently painful as the launch of HealthCare.gov. The Obamacare website flopped from the moment it went online. ...

Here's What It Was Like In D.C. The Day Obamacare Passed

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The day Obamacare passed Congress in 2010 featured a witches' brew of political movements and historical forces. As the long-sought drea...

Long Nights, Epic Fights And Bad Hot Dogs: Reporters Share Obamacare War Wounds

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

The open enrollment period for Obamacare ended in April, and with it came a form of closure for all of the people who worked on health care reform. ...

The Profitability of Good Health

Mark Chasan | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Mark Chasan

Despite the groundswell of evidence supporting the profitability of health and sustainability programs, many executives today are stuck in an old mindset that categorically views such programs as "fluffy" cost centers not profit centers.

Dare to Be 100: Reinventing American Health Care

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

This is the title of a just-published book by Zeke Emanuel. It is of intense interest to me coming a short while after I published my book Next Medici...

The Negative Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Community Colleges

Tom Snyder | Posted 05.05.2014 | College
Tom Snyder

While I believe fervently that all Americans should have access to affordable health care, as president of Ivy Tech Community College I have severe reservations with the Affordable Care Act's definition of full time employment.

Affordable Health Care Is Right for America -- and a Worthy Tribute to Black History Month

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
John W. Boyd Jr.

Why is it so difficult to gain wider support for insuring America's greatest asset, expanding the security of protecting one's health -- which cannot be replaced? Is it a resistance to putting the 'little people' on a level with the more affluent in our society?

The National Debt

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

Democrats and Republicans are blitzing us with propaganda about the national debt. My purpose here is not to side with either political party, but to add understating to the subject.

So What If the Affordable Health Care Act Is a Robin Hood Program?

Gordon Marino | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Gordon Marino

Pundits on the right have characterized the Affordable Health Care act as a Robin Hood program, one that takes money from the rich and middle class to...

Crashing Glitching Bores

Will Durst | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Will Durst

One thing you can say about Republicans. They are focused. Like lasers. Or a puppy with a chew toy. Obamacare? No, sir. They don't like it. They don't like it so much, they have become interested in the internet.

Columbus Janitors Clean Columbus Day's Clock

Tony_Diaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

It's ironic that Columbus Day falls during Hispanic Heritage Month. Let's just say that it's not the Day Columbus discovered the Americas. It's the day that Columbus invented corporate America.

Is Chris Christie a Shoo-In for Re-election?

Peter J. Woolley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter J. Woolley

Pre-election measurements strongly favor Gov. Christie's re-election despite that party ID favors his opponent in a state which has trended Democratic for 30 years, and which Christie won with less than 50 percent of the vote in 2009.

The Republican Coup d'etat of 2013

Fred Lundgren | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

All who forced the government to shut down have violated the very systems of government they were elected to protect. They have turned governance against itself and caused it to implode into anarchy, which goes far beyond civil disobedience and into the realm of a coup d'etat.

'A Marathon, Not a Sprint': Enroll America Tells Uninsured Floridians About the Federal Exchange

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

With a huge uninsured population, and a legislature that refuses to carry out the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Florida has been a focus of national efforts to promote enrollment in the ACA's federal health insurance exchange.

Obama Group Backer Raises Eyebrows With Side Campaign

Reuters | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

(Repeats with no changes to text) By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - When cardiologist Asad Qamar ga...

Obamacare Train Wreck

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Healthy Choices

Richard C. Leone | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Richard C. Leone

As we get older as a nation, more American consumers are likely to want to spend money not on roller skates or skateboards, but rather on walkers or canes. That shift, in itself, is not a good or bad thing.

More In Store For Obamacare

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Insurance companies are showing interest in providing coverage under the new health care law, a development likely to increase mark...

Wellness Coverage and Obamacare

Sherry Kahn | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Sherry Kahn

Everyone is talking and worrying about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which became law in 2010. What has received less attention are the provisions for preventive care and potentially increasing access to health care providers who practice from a whole person, naturalistic perspective.

Obamacare Won't Actually Push Employers To Stop Insuring Workers

Posted 04.22.2013 | Business

Despite speculation indicating otherwise, most employers don’t plan to drop workers from their healthcare plans as a result of Obamacare, a new surv...

The View From Here: Quotes on Florida's Medicaid Expansion Debate From Tampa Bay

Gary Stein | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Gary Stein

Tempers are hot and passions are running wild across Florida as the governor and legislature go back and forth, up and down on the topic of whether or...

Doctors or Dinosaurs?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

When you visit your physician -- or general practitioner -- what usually happens? They usually give you a referral. Even if you don't have the type of insurance that requires referrals, if you have anything that requires a skill set beyond giving a flu shot, you will be referred elsewhere.

Chris Christie Vetoes Bill To Set Up Health Care Insurance Exchange

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

By Peter Rudegeair Dec 6 (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Thursday he vetoed a bill that would have created a he...