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Essential Benefits: Making Health Insurance Work For Us

January 5, 2012

From USA Today: By Kathleen Sebelius For families and small business owners struggling with health care costs and accessibility, help is on the way. The health care law that takes full effect in 2014 will provide a competitive marketplace to buy coverage. In fact, these state-based Affordable Insurance Exchanges are already taking shape. Through these…

Moment of Schadenfreude: Anti-ACA Candidate Bites Dust

January 5, 2012

Over at National Journal, Sophie Quinton rightly notes that one of the GOP’s fiercest crusaders against Obamacare has fallen by the electoral wayside. In fact, that candidate’s entire campaign was founded on dismantling healthcare reform. Oh, well, Michelle. The people have spoken. Igor Volsky at Think Progress also jumped on this point a little later,…

Opinion: A Constitutional Right To Health Care

January 5, 2012

In an op-ed for The Record (Bergen Co., New Jersey), Seton Hall professor and policy wonk Frank Pasquale provides sound argument for a constitutional right to health care. Supposing that the Supreme Court eventually sides with ACA opponents and rules that the government has no right to order citizens to purchase health insurance of pay…

SCOTUS Sets Date For Obamacare Showdown

December 20, 2011

From Politico: The Supreme Court will hear three days of oral arguments. | NIKO DUFFY/POLITICO By JENNIFER HABERKORN The health care showdown of 2012 has been scheduled. The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will hear three days of oral arguments on various pieces of the health reform law on March 26, 27 and 28…

2.5M Young Adults Gain Health Insurance Via Obamacare – Huzzah!

December 14, 2011

 From The Associated Press: President Obama talks about the Affordable Care Act in Virginia earlier this week. He highlighted provisions, including requirements to let young adults stay on their parents’ insurance plans. (By Dennis Brack, Getty Images) By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR December 14, 2011 Washington – The number of young adults lacking medical coverage has shrunk…

The Medicaid Ambush

November 16, 2011

From Slate: The Supreme Court’s unexpected and astounding reasons for wanting to hear a challenge to Obamacare. By Simon Lazarus and Dahlia Lithwick Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, which means a five-and-a-half-hour oral argument before the court this spring, with a ruling…

Editorial: Obama’s Healthcare Reforms Are Working

October 3, 2011

From The St. Petersburg Times: In Print: Monday, October 3, 2011 As expected, the fate of federal health care reforms to improve access and affordability will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, which begins its new term today. The Justice Department asked the court last week to review an appellate ruling on Florida’s legal…

South Carolina: Home Of Individual-Mandate Hypocrisy

October 3, 2011

From Slate: South Carolina Gov. Nikiki Haley | Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. Why aren’t conservatives complaining about this South Carolina insurance law? By Eliot Spitzer| Posted Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 The “individual mandate” in President Obama’s Affordable Care Act has provoked incredible enthusiasm among the act’s supporters and towering rage in its opponents. The obligation…

Survey: Significant Drop In Uninsured Young Adults

September 21, 2011

From The Associated Press: More Evidence That Healthcare Reform Is Working By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Published: Sept. 21, 2011 WASHINGTON – The number of young adults without health insurance has dropped significantly, a new survey finds, thanks to a provision of President Barack Obama’s health care law allowing them to stay on their parents’ plans. The…

Kaiser Poll: The Uninsured Don’t Understand ACA

September 7, 2011

From Politico: People will only understand the law when it becomes tangible for them, Drew Altman said. | AP Photo By JENNIFER HABERKORN | 8/29/11 12:24 PM EDT About half of the uninsured Americans who stand to benefit the most from the health care reform law aren’t aware of how the legislation is designed to…

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