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Key Obamacare element struck down by court

Washington - With Pres. Barack Obama providing exemptions to parts of Obamacare to just about any group he chooses while mandating Obamacare policies to others, Obamacare rules change almost daily.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 1 comment

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

Op-Ed: Company wants to offer anti-masturbation device to parents

Washington D.c. - A large American corporation wants to make sure youngsters don’t start making jerking off a hobby. Fortunately the Supreme Court has seen this issue from all sides.
In the Media by Robert Weller

How will Obamacare affect businesses in the next decade? Promoted

Millions of Americans across the United States have signed up for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, whether they supported the president’s healthcare initiative or not.
Promoted Content by Andrew Moran

Op-Ed: CBO quietly admits Obamacare costs are incalculable

Washington - Part of the Obamacare mantra was that it would reduce the deficit. The Congressional Budget Office, supposedly bipartisan, said it was so. Now, the CBO says "never mind," to borrow a phrase from Roseanne Roseannadanna.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 1 comment

A war on (pharmaceutical) drugs

The insurance industry is picking a fight with companies over the rising cost of specialty drugs. They say the high prices are raising healthcare costs for insurance companies and everyone else.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 4 comments

Op-Ed: The VA scandal sums up Obamacare in one failure

Washington - The Obama Administration learned of the Veterans Administration scandal over the care of veterans at hospitals. Our veterans deserve the best, so why has the White House overlooked it for so long?
In the Media by Ryan Hite

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

U.S. President Barack Obama extolls 'working' Obamacare

At a news conference in the White House on Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama detailed some successes of what the nation calls Obamacare. The health care program had a disastrous rollout in October but Obama said it's working now.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 4 comments

Hospital visits fell when seniors got drug coverage

Eleven years ago Bob Bennett, then a Republican senator from Utah, made a fiscal sales pitch for including prescription drugs in Medicare coverage for seniors.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News - 1 comment

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

Highest paid Medicare doctors are major Democratic Party donors

Washington - In 2012, two Florida-based doctors who gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to groups supporting Democratic Party campaigns billed Medicare for $39 million dollars.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 2 comments

Healthcare.gov woes frustrate helpers around the country

Last minute health insurance shoppers nationwide turned up in record numbers online Monday, and they also showed up in person at clinics, county health departments and libraries to sign up for Obamacare on the last official day of open enrollment.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

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: Florida's special election could be a predictor of the midterms

Florida's 13th congressional district held a special election last week, and its results may offer a tea-leaf reading on the upcoming midterm elections.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Thousands of young California immigrants eligible for coverage

Carlos Velazquez’s skateboard slipped out from beneath his feet and he spiraled onto the ground, landing hard on his left arm. He decided not to go to the doctor after the 2012 accident, resorting to over-the-counter pain medication and home remedies.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

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

Changes to health law rules include extra month to enroll in 2015

The Obama administration released a set of regulatory changes to the health law that would give some consumers more time to stay in plans that don't comply with all its coverage requirements and all consumers more time to enroll in coverage come 2015.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News - 1 comment

60,000 with HIV left uninsured in States not expanding Medicaid

Close to 60,000 people with the virus live in U.S. states that are not expanding their Medicaid programs and are likely to remain uninsured.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

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

Op-Ed: Undocumented immigrants caught in the middle over health care

The new national health care law is supposed to allow people who have been ineligible to get health care coverage to now get health care. But there is a vast group of people in the U.S. who have been overlooked, particularly in California.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 11 comments

Op-Ed: Financial Planner — Obamacare will be disaster for the economy Special

Findlay - Obamacare will be a disaster for the American economy after citizens are forced to enroll this year, and businesses are required to provide coverage next year, according to a financial planner with 28 years of experience.
Digital Journal Report by Mike White - 2 comments

Boss selling business to pay for one waitresses' medical bills

Montgomery - Michael De Beyer owns a family German restaurant in Texas, but he is selling up to help fund one of his waitresses' medical bills.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey
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A busy screen is shown on the laptop of a Certified Application Counselor as he attempted to enroll an interested person for Affordable Care Act insurance, known as Obamacare, at the Borinquen Medical Center in Miami, Florida
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Experts: Technology problems of Obamacare website may take months to fix it
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A man looks over the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York
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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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Romney Booed at NAACP Appearance for Promising Obamacare Repeal
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Tea Party protesters oppose Obamacare at a 2010 Tax Day rally in Minnesota.
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Tea Party protesters oppose Obamacare at a 2010 Tax Day rally in Minnesota.
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A roadside sign at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. This sign is an example of how the U.S. state of California requires all hospitals with emergency rooms to include text like "Comprehensive Emergency Medical Service" and "Physician On Duty."
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Protesters hold signs in opposition to socialism at a Tea Party event.
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File photo: U.S. Democrat Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota, campaigns for Healthcare overhaul in 2009.
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