Tag: Affordable Care Act

Hospitals, Health Groups Oppose Republican Healthcare Plan

Prominent hospitals, doctors and health groups are speaking out against the newly proposed Republican healthcare proposal, the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly referred to as Obamacare, was unveiled Tuesday and met immediate criticism. A letter written to Congress signed by…

Republican Healthcare Plan Devastating to Working Poor, Older Americans

The Republican healthcare plan’s first draft, unveiled on Tuesday and titled The American Health Care Act, has raised immediate concerns about the negative impact it will have on millions of people particularly older and lower-income Americans. Under the new plan, Americans will no longer be required to purchase medical insurance…

Debate over Affordable Care Act Strikes Fear in Homeless Population

In the debate over the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” one demographic has been largely left out of the conversation. Many people in the homeless population have received improved medical care for the first time in years under Obamacare, and they are now worried that plans to…

Advocates Fear What Trump Presidency Will Mean for People with Disabilities

Policy regarding people with disabilities has an uncertain future as the Trump administration begins, according to multiple advocacy groups. For the past eight years, President Barack Obama was quite clear on his policies and stances regarding people with disabilities and the issues they face. Hillary Clinton made it a point…

Obamacare Written by 'Women and Minorities,' Says Opposing Lawyer

By Michael Nam Prior to the Supreme Court hearing arguments that have significant ramifications for the Affordable Care Act, the attorney arguing in opposition to the law’s tax subsidies was featured in a Wall Street Journal profile. Michael Carvin appears to be highly confident in his case, but aside from…

Obamacare Even Works in Red States If You Let It

Two of the states that have had the most success with Obamacare are two states that have been among the most active in the Congressional efforts to repeal it: Kentucky and Arkansas. The Affordable Care Act’s main goal, besides lowering the cost of healthcare, is to insure the uninsured. So…

Fact vs. Fiction: Is Obamacare Working

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock With midterm elections fast approaching and the fate of the House and Senate hanging in the balance, Republicans are banking on Americans’ disapproval of Obamacare to win seats. As an election issue, “facts” about the Affordable Care Act and its success have been thrown…