Thursday, July 30, 2015
health care
Bush answers a question from the audience during a town hall campaign stop at the VFW Post in Hudson

Jeb Bush Keeps Clarifying: He Wants To Replace Medicare

Repeating himself, GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush reiterated a talking point about social spending that some question.

July 24, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the recent Iran nuclear deal during a news conference at the White House in Washington

5 Reasons Barack Obama May Be Having The Best Year Of Any Recent President

Republicans hated — and tried to obstruct — President Obama from his first day in office. Nevertheless, he has achieved much of what he set out to do. And it’s worth noting just how much Obama achieved in the last year alone.

July 20, 2015
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Too Many People Still Go To The ER

Health reforms aside, unnecessary use of emergency departments continues to waste medical resources.

June 23, 2015
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Blame Congress If Obamacare Subsidies Die

It took a sloppy Democratic Congress and an intractable Republican one, working six years apart, to bring Obamacare to its knees.

June 18, 2015
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California Budget Deal Grants Health Coverage To Children In U.S. Illegally

Immigrant children who are in the country illegally would receive public health care coverage in California under a budget deal announced Tuesday.

June 17, 2015
For those here illegally, health services in California vary

For Those Here Illegally, Health Services In California Vary

She didn’t have the means to pay for a surgery to remove ovarian cysts and put off the procedure for months, until she began hemorrhaging and was rushed to a hospital emergency room.

June 15, 2015
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Days Before Decisive Ruling, Obama Makes A Final Case For Health Care Reform

Days before the Supreme Court is expected to rule on a case that could determine the future of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama made an impassioned moral case for his signature legislation.

June 9, 2015
Protesters in Minnesota call for smaller government and the repeal of the health care law enacted in March, 2010. (Fibonacci Blue via Flickr)

In Republican Stronghold, Worries About End Of Obamacare

Here, few really love Obamacare. Few want to lose it either.

June 9, 2015
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States Perplexed By White House Silence On Health Care Contingencies

Officials in a variety of states, including many led by Republicans, say they are panicked by the uncertainty a ruling this month against the government in King v. Burwell could unleash.

June 6, 2015
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Here’s Why Republicans Never Have An Alternative To Obamacare

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon in a case involving tax rebates for the purchase of health insurance. The impact of this ruling cannot be overstated.

June 4, 2015
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GOP Victory On Obamacare Could Hurt Party In 2016, Report Suggests

If Republicans get their way at the Supreme Court this month and wipe out Obamacare premium subsidies for millions of Americans, the ensuing damage to their party in 2016 swing states could be significant.

June 4, 2015
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Luis Lang Discovers GoFundMe’s Much Worse Than Obamacare

Even though Luis Lang, a Republican, refused to buy coverage under the dreaded “Obamacare,” he thought it would be available to him in an emergency.

May 18, 2015
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Sympathy For The Speaker

When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, the Republican House Speaker is stuck between a rock and a hard place.

May 15, 2015
Hospital paperwork

A Little Homework Can Help You Navigate The Medicare Maze

You’re eligible for Medicare when you turn 65, but these days, the decision to sign up is not a slam-dunk.

April 29, 2015
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What’s Partisan About Fact?

The lack of GOP enthusiasm for fact-checkers ought to tell you something. Who could have a problem with a fact-checker?

April 27, 2015
Workers pay more out-of-pocket for health care as wages stagnate and employers shrink back there coverage.

What Conservatives Get Wrong On Medicaid

If conservative states do expand Medicaid, it is often complicated, discourages enrollment, and penalizes the poor by requiring premium payments.

April 16, 2015
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Supreme Court Bars Judges From Setting Medicaid Rates

Medicaid rates are so low that the Supreme Court was needed to forbid health care providers from continually suing certain states.

March 31, 2015
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Obamacare Opponents Still Await The Apocalypse

Five years later, Republican panic over the Affordable Care Act seems sillier than ever.

March 28, 2015
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Obamacare Should Be Less Complex

Obamacare shouldn’t be repealed or struck down — but it can be improved.

March 26, 2015
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Baton Rouge Emergency Room Closing Shows Cost Of Obamacare Fight

By rejecting Obamacare, Bobby Jindal opts out of Medicaid assistance for Baton Rougean, forcing neighborhood hospitals to close.

March 25, 2015
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Taking The Pulse Of Obama’s Health Care Law At Age Five

Five years on, the split feelings on Obamacare “has come to define not only the politics of the law but also its implementation.”

March 23, 2015
These blood glucose test strips are to use with the GlucoTel - Blood Glucose Monitoring and Diabetes Management System only. The test strips are used to measure blood glucose (sugar) in capillary whole blood. (bodytel via Flickr)

Diabetes Study Shows Benefits Of Expanded Medicaid Under Obamacare

See the latest evidence that Obamacare works.

March 23, 2015
The U.S. Capitol under construction in October, 2014 (Mike Maguire via Flickr)

Waiting For The Children’s Health Insurance Program

Will congressional dysfunction threaten a near-perfect health care program?

March 23, 2015
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Apple’s ResearchKit Could Be Boon For Medical Research, But There Are Concerns

Apple unveils ResearchKit, which will collect participant’s data to analyze their health.

March 18, 2015
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Q & A: How The Great Recession Affected Children

Although the Great Recession is officially over, children’s well-being has gotten worse since 2007.

March 18, 2015
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