Tag: Obamacare

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…

Racism in the ER: Black Kids Get Shortchanged

By Sheryl Estrada Photo by Shutterstock Black youth suffering from acute appendicitis who visit an emergency room in the U.S. will most likely remain in intense pain. According to the study “Racial Disparities in Pain Management of Children With Appendicitis in Emergency Departments,” published on Monday in the Journal of…

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…

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…