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Affordable Care Act at 3: Looking Forward and Expanding Access

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

Americans are getting more value for their health care dollars due to the health care law. Affordable Care Act initiatives are promoting coordinated care; paying for quality, not quantity; and dramatically reducing fraud and waste, contributing to the slowest growth in national health spending in 50 years.

Affordable Care Act at 3: Abby's Story

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

I'd like to introduce you to Abby Schanfield, who has an important and inspiring story to tell about how the Affordable Care Act has changed her life. She recently attended the State of the Union address as a guest of the First Lady.

How the Health Care Law Protects You

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

Today marks the beginning of National Consumer Protection Week, which makes this the perfect time to talk about some of the new rights and protections Americans have under the Affordable Care Act.

Obamacare Program Gets The Ax

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — Citing financial concerns, the Obama administration Friday began quietly winding down one of the earliest programs created by the p...

A Vision for a Rising, Thriving Middle Class

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

In his State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his vision for a growing American economy driven by a rising, thriving middle class. It's a bold plan that builds on the achievements of his first term to promote opportunity for every American.

Countdown to Affordable Health Insurance

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

This is an historic time for those Americans who never had health insurance, who had to go without insurance after losing a job or becoming sick, or who had been turned down because of a pre-existing condition.

Jeffrey Young

Health Care Reform At A Price: How Better Benefits Could Cost Young People More

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business

President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act may not live up to its name for some who will see higher health insurance prices than available in today'...

Jeffrey Young

Patients Bill Of Rights: New Rules Spell Out Obamacare's Promises

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

Health insurance consumers won't be discriminated against because of pre-existing conditions, can't be charged more because of gender and will be guar...

Reclaiming Right to Life From the Right Wing

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Right to Life should mean access to health care. The right-wing supports birth, but not health care for all as right of citizenship. Priority number one of a Romney administration is to repeal Obamacare.

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.

Mitt Romney: The Empty Suit Clueless About the Empty Chair

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Billy Koehler died on March 7, 2009, for lack of health insurance. Mitt Romney said on October 10, 2012, that's impossible.

Romney Plan Has Huge Catch

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney's plan to help people with pre-existing medical conditions: Hang on to your health insurance if you want to be protecte...

Mitt Romney's Moment of Truth

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Here are three issues Governor Romney should be asked about at the next debate or in any media interviews he might give between now and Election Day.

Romney, Romneycare and Dishonesty

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Romney was advocating that every state use the model that is law in Massachusetts in enacting its own version of Romneycare -- again, noting that the Commonwealth did not need to use any state revenues. But it was the federal government that made Romneycare possible.

Jeffrey Young

Romney And Obama Far Apart On Pre-Existing Conditions Despite Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.04.2012 | Business

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney risks developing a pre-existing condition of his own by twisting himself into a pretzel while trying to eq...

Poll: Most Americans Expect To See Health Care Law Implemented

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It still divides us, but most Americans think President Barack Obama's health care law is here to stay. More than 7...

Romney Health Care Plan Doesn't Address Critical Issue Either

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's health care proposals wouldn't slow rising health care costs or significantly reduce the number of Ameri...

12-Year-Old Writes 'Strongly-Worded' Letter To Romney

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 09.20.2012 | Denver

Although Gov. Mitt Romney has largely confounded the media while trying to sway voters over to his increasingly difficult to pinpoint health care plan...

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...

Barbara Should Be Able to Celebrate

Bob Crittenden, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Bob Crittenden, M.D.

Just when Barbara's life was getting better with the addition of the Affordable Care Act that helps her pay for her medicines and provides her preventive services, Ryan and Romney are proposing that she pay more.

Republicans Try to Slap $1000 Mandate on Millions of Insured Families, Precipitate Medicare Crisis

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

House Republicans are planning a vote to repeal Obamacare. The upcoming vote should be labeled, "The $1000 Mandate on Insured Families, Freedom to Freeload Act."

GOP Rep: Patient With 'Massive Tumor' Shouldn't Have 'Millions' In Health Insurance Provided

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

Rep. David Dreier (R-Calif.) said on Monday evening that he didn't believe highly expensive health care should be provided to uninsured patients with ...

Romneycare: Brain Dead on Arrival

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

In truth, Romneycare is nothing more than a motley collection of Republican talking points.

Arthur Delaney

Mitch McConnell On 30 Million Uninsured: 'That Is Not The Issue'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have said repeatedly that the landmark health care reform law, upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court last week, must...

I Pledge My Health Insurance Refund to President Obama's Re-Election. Will You Join Me?

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

I am all in favor of peoples' fun and games, just not with my health care dollars. Now, under our new health insurance system, if an insurer spends less than 80 percent of the premiums it collects on healthcare, they owe us the difference.