Tag: Affordable Care Act

Obamacare's Big Save

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock A disappointing report on the economic activity in the U.S. during the first quarter could have been a lot worse if not for one thing: Obamacare. The Commerce Department analysis released on April 30 showed that the economy had little growth in the first…

Sebelius Resigns: What Does This Mean For The Affordable Care Act

By Julissa Catalan Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human Services Secretary who led the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, announced has resigned. Sebelius is best know as the person behind Healthcare.gov, the website that was basically unserviceable for weeks after its October launch. This was a major setback for…

'Unaffordable' Obamacare Plan Could Save Woman More Than $7,600

By Albert Lin An anti-Affordable Care Act TV commercial sponsored by the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity has been exposed as untrue. In the February spot (which you can watch below), Michigan resident and leukemia patient Julie Boonstra says, “My insurance was canceled because of Obamacare. Now the out-of-pocket costs…

Is Spanish Affordable Care Act Website Worse Than Healthcare.gov

By Albert Lin Since moving to Florida two years, Gretti Diaz, a 27-year-old originally from Cuba who works as a gas-station cashier in Miami, has not had health insurance. So she eagerly awaited the day when she could sign up for subsidized coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But like…

'Go' States Thrive Under Affordable Care Act, 'No' States Don't

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock Given a chance, the Affordable Care Act is succeeding. That’s the message from a Harvard University researcher who has taken a deep dive into insurance and Medicaid enrollments for the new year under the law, also known as Obamacare. And she has produced a…

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Slowed by Website 'Glitches'

By Chris Hoenig The troubles with the government’s website for enrolling in new healthcare plans have been no secret since day one—Oct. 1, to be exact—but it turns out it’s more than just the healthcare law’s popularity that are causing them. In a statement from the White House Rose Garden,…

'It Is Slavery': FOX News Contributor on Affordable Care Act

Affordable health insurance for every American isn’t just as bad as slaveryit’s just like slavery. At least, that’s what FOX News’ newest contributor says. “You know Obamacare is really I think the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery,” Ben Carson told a crowd at the 2013…

How Insurance Access Has Already Closed Racial Gaps

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock When Mitt Romney ran for President in 2012 on an antiAffordable Care Act platform, he vowed to repeal the new healthcare law. But in 2006, as Governor of Massachusetts, he signed a statewide healthcare-reform law into effect that would later be used as a…