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Affordable Care Act News

Fears heighten as ruling in lawsuit that could kill ACA looms

Washington D.c. - The Obama administration is facing a potentially lethal threat to its healthcare reform law as a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit prepares to rule on a challenge to the Affordable Care Act.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 15 comments

Op-Ed: Why every American is wrong about the Hobby Lobby case

Washington, D. C. - The Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision, stating that Hobby Lobby could not be forced to pay for contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. Every American citizen lost this court case, even those that think they won.
In the Media by Justin King - 19 comments

SCOTUS rules in favour of Hobby Lobby in contraception case

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that certain businesses with clear religious beliefs can be exempt from having to pay for contraception for employees.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 6 comments

Boehner: 'Obamacare is the law of the land'

After more than 55 failed attempts by the House, Speaker John Boehner finally conceded that Obamacare is here to stay. Boehner’s admission comes only three weeks after he vowed the House would continue to try to repeal the law.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 1 comment

Democrat Lynch says his party to lose seats over Obamacare

United States Representative Stephen Lynch (D-Massachusetts) says his party will lose seats because of Obamacare. The Congressman, who voted against the Affordable Care Act, also said the worst provisions of the law haven't even taken effect yet.
In the Media by Mike White - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Doctors discourage others from joining the profession

According to The Daily Beast, nine out of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. A few years ago, physicians were named as having the second-most suicidal occupation.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Obamacare chief steps down

Washington - Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary, is stepping down from her post following the problems surrounding the launch of 'Obamacare.'
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Insurance agents key to Calif. success enrolling Asian-Americans

While Latino enrollment has lagged in California’s insurance marketplace, Asians have signed up in numbers outstripping their representation in the pool of eligible people.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

Op-Ed: The November midterm elections may be about more than Obamacare

The November midterm elections are shaping up to be a referendum on Obamacare in the congressional races — however, in the gubernatorial and state legislature contests, the election may be about something else entirely.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Obama wants his Affordable Care Act to go viral

Barack Obama is the most web-savvy American president ever. His campaigns heavily used social media to connect to and interact with voters, especially the younger ones, and up until this year's Oscars, he had the most popular tweet on Twitter ever.
In the Media by Eric Deville - 3 comments

Impact of Medicare advantage cuts on seniors sharply disputed

Seniors enrolled in Aetna’s Medicare Advantage plan In Baltimore County, Md., saw their monthly premiums rise from $33 to $51 this year. Enrollees in HealthNow New York, a Medicare HMO in Erie County, saw their premiums jump from zero to $28 a month.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

Op-Ed: The Price of Freedom — What are we sacrificing now?

The proposed budget cuts by the Secretary of Defense are nothing more than a red herring from an administration with out of control spending habits, desperate to make the Affordable Care Act work, and a habit of targeting the military.
In the Media by Donald Quinn

Iowa's innovative approach to Affordable Care Act rollout Special

Des Moines - The options can be confusing, and Americans are still unclear about what their responsibilities are under the Affordable Care Act. Iowa's innovative approach could help.
Digital Journal Report by Ini Augustine

Republicans propose plan to replace Affordable Care Act

Prominent Republican Senators recently proposed an alternative to the Affordable Care Act. In place of government management, their proposal would attempt to reform the private health insurance market into a flexible, customer-driven marketplace.
In the Media by Jayson DeMers

Americans expect busier emergency rooms in 2014

A new study in the journal Science has the U.S. worried about the effects on an increase in emergency room visits due to the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act.
In the Media by Dan Arel - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Why the Affordable Care Act is not socialism

How did it happen that we are allowing the conservatives to label The Affordable Care Act (ACA) as socialized medicine and or socialism? Are they trying to hide just how capitalistic the ACA really is?
In the Media by Dan Arel - 17 comments

In poll average, President Obama's disapproval hits two-term high

Across a broad spectrum of national polls and spanning his entire two-year term, President Obama's disapproval ratings have reached a record high.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 58 comments

Harvard survey: American youth abandoning Obama and congress

According to Harvard University's Institute of Politics survey, America's youth are abandoning Obama and the two-party federal government in general.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Medicaid — The Public Option that works

Obscured by the anti-Obamacare blitzkrieg has been the real success story of Medicaid. Once the expanded coverage kicks in on January 1, 2014, will the regressives finally jump on the bandwagon, or try to run it off the road?
In the Media by Michael Terron - 1 comment

Republican strategy voices toy with 'Hillarycare' brand for 2016

Washington - As it is widely believed, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is laying the groundwork in her preparation for a 2016 presidential run; however, GOP strategists have begun seeding a new phrase into the political lexicon: Hillarycare.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 5 comments

As Obamacare falters, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) plays to visibility

The Affordable Care Act's botched rollout may be giving legs to the national aspirations of Tea Party darling Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

Nancy Pelosi struggles to defend Obamacare on Meet The Press

In an appearance on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) struggled to defend Obamacare under a litany of questions heaped on her.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Senator Paul knocks Obamacare, Gov Christie in latest comments

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) continued to pursue a fiscally conservative position this week, calling national attention to the costs associated with Obamacare and questioning Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) over Hurricane Sandy relief.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Mental health and Obamacare

Notwithstanding the current technical glitches and continuing controversies surrounding it, the Affordable Care Act has the potential to make a real difference on the mental health of millions of Americans.
In the Media by Michael Terron - 12 comments

Op-Ed: Obamacare and shovel-ready jobs

Washington - Last night, I had dreams of the Affordable Care Act, followed by a period of insomnia – the insomnia is one of the manifestations I regularly deal with due to a rare genetic disorder, Wilson's disease.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 7 comments

Senator Rand Paul on Obamacare: Government is 'inherently inept'

In an interview on ABC's "This Week," Senator Rand Paul was asked to comment on a range of issues - from Edward Snowden's clemency denial to his 2016 presidential aspirations.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Is the real Obama deceptive, out of touch, or just incompetent?

Washington - The show “To Tell the Truth” first aired in 1956 on CBS, five years before the birth of President Obama. The show was originally titled “Nothing but the Truth,” but CBS chose to change it to “To Tell the Truth” the night before its debut.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 31 comments

Journalists, politicians take aim at Obamacare's flaws

American healthcare needs serious reform, but is Obamacare the answer? Many people besides die-hard Republicans are beginning to think not.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 9 comments

Op-Ed: Who is at the helm of the USS Obamacare?

Washington - With each passing day, the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, is looking less and less like a noble ship sailing on a quest.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 20 comments

Sean Hannity fact-checked over 'fake evidence' against Obamacare

A Salon.com reporter and former senior counsel to Montana's last governor has fact-checked anti-Obamacare claims made by Sean Hannity and found the Fox News host has blatantly misled viewers about the Affordable Care Act.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments
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Pastor Toussaint Cheatom  Community Organizer and Trained Assister.
Pastor Toussaint Cheatom, Community Organizer and Trained Assister.
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President Barack Obama signs the Affordable Care Act during a ceremony at the White House in March 2...
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President Barack Obama signs the Affordable Care Act during a ceremony at the White House in March 2010
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Pastor Cheatom welcomes Nate Kapke  of the Iowa Insurance Commission
Pastor Cheatom welcomes Nate Kapke, of the Iowa Insurance Commission
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Helga Johnson  Program for Operation Outreach  talks about her personal health insurance experience.
Helga Johnson, Program for Operation Outreach, talks about her personal health insurance experience.
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Community members participate in a Q & A session on the Affordable Care Act.
Community members participate in a Q & A session on the Affordable Care Act.
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Helga Johnson, Program Director with ISED Ventures speaks on her personal health insurance experience
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President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and senior staff, react in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, as the House passes the health care reform bill.
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Nathan Kapke, of the Iowa Insurance Commission, answers questions from the audience.
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Community members attend Q & A sessions with trained assisters.
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