An Ebola-like crisis accentuates the fragmented piecemeal nature of U.S. health coverage and access. Americans are stuck between a rock and a hard place -- some forced to buy insurance that they are unable to use because they cannot afford high deductibles and copays.
When I saw the news coverage of White House health care adviser Jonathan Gruber's remarks, in which he essentially called Americans stupid, I thought of the old saying, "With friends like that, who needs enemies?" My next thought was, who's being stupid here?
Democrats in Congress decided not to provide coverage to the estimated 11.5 million undocumented residents in the U.S. Actually, it'd be more accurate to say that many of them were unwilling to vote for a reform bill enabling undocumented residents to buy coverage on the state health insurance exchanges out of fear of jeopardizing their re-election chances.
A New Hampshire Granite Poll released last week showed Romney with an astonishing 39 percent lead over all other hopefuls including Christie, Bush, Paul, Rubio, Rob Portman and Ted Cruz, none of whom broke single digits. That's a pretty startling statistic.
With all due respect to Sen. McCain, I have a different take on this. I, too, am outraged by the lack of care that many of our veterans have received, but I'm not at all bewildered by it. In fact, I saw it coming for years.
Douglas added: It looks like Beauprez' previous support of the individual health-care mandate resulted from his you-endorse
Just last week, Republicans got caught in a lie about Obamacare very publicly -- at their own hearing on Obamacare. As failed GOP presidential wannabe Rick Perry would say, "Oops."
But the costs of saving those people adds heavy costs to the law. To save one person a year, the study concluded about 830
If the results of the Harvard analysis are correct and can be applied nationwide, the impact of Obamacare would be significant
Paul Ryan has come up with his latest Republican budget proposal, and it changes nothing. It neither promotes economic growth nor reduces the budget deficit, as with past proposals. That's because its real target is to win some Senate seats by targeting Obamacare, for starters. And it can't do that without telling some whoppers.
While lawmakers in Washington and state capitals continue to obsess about Obamacare, Massachusetts legislators have focused their attention on the next phase of reform: health care costs.
A valid criticism of the Affordable Care Act is that it doesn't do enough to control health care costs. But all is not lost. Progress can be made to control health care costs. And once again, Massachusetts might be able to lead the way.
"Well, actually, one of the things I vetoed in the health legislation at our state was that very provision," Romney said
Republicans have been hammering the Obama administration over dropped insurance plans and the technical problems plaguing
The good news is -- no wait, I have more bad news. At least 3.5 million Americans have seen their health care plans cancelled
Most who don't really understand technology have been speaking of the Obamacare website as if it only had two possible states: "broken" and "working." The truth is a little subtler than that. This could be a political disaster in the making -- a separate disaster than the initial rollout.
Perhaps the oft-repeated truism that the biggest fear of Tea Party Republicans is that people will actually be happy with ACA -- and thereby fatally undermine their goal of dismantling the social safety net -- is correct.
But former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) has attempted to distance himself from the president and his legislation
Republicans would be far better served embracing Obamacare, labeling it correctly, taking credit for it, and using it to "prove" the virtues of free market competition.