The call came at 4:30 a.m. I answered when she called the second time, as I was too late to answer the first. “Dr. Harper. I think I need to go to the hospital. I just feel so weak.” It was Bessie, a patient I have known for over 15 years. She’s been struggling for […]
The Obama administration had some major wins in the Supreme Court over the past eight years. The Affordable Care Act survived challenge after challenge after challenge. The Court adopted the government's position on marriage equality, affirmative action, and abortion access. But there were losses as well: Citizens United, immigration......
“A bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” Matthew 7:18-19 Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is truly the fruit of a “bad tree.” The roots of this tree are decades old and include moral relativism and socialism with [...]
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An analysis of the New York State's Medicaid expansion, which predated the 2010 Affordable Care Act, finds substantial decrease in uninsured rate but little change in racial disparities when it comes to access to cancer surgery -- a proxy for complex cancer care.
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Twenty-three year-old Emilie Lima Burke has started to save $20 per day. It’s not for a vacation or her retirement fund. Instead, she’s preparing for the moment she expects she’ll need to take care of her aging dad and all his expenses. Burke, who runs the site BurkeDoes.com, a financial, health and career resource for […]
(Georgetown University Medical Center) An analysis of the New York State's Medicaid expansion, which predated the 2010 Affordable Care Act, finds substantial decrease in uninsured rate but little change in racial disparities when it comes to access to cancer surgery - a proxy for complex cancer care.
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New York Times: “Party leaders, eyeing the huge protests last weekend and growing worries over the promised repeal of the Affordable Care Act, are hoping to recreate the mass movement that sprang up in 2009 and swept Republicans to power [...]
By Ilana Novick / AlterNet Remember death panels? Many of the most diehard proponents of this lie, who went on to benefit from the ACA, are about to meet the real death panelists.
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A proposal from two Republican senators would allow states to retain the Affordable Care Act or opt for a new program.
Just as Republicans prepare to repeal Obamacare, there are signs that the health care law is more popular than ever. A new poll from Fox News finds that 50 percent of voters feel favorably about the Affordable Care Act -- a sharp uptick from the 41 percent who felt favorably about the law the last time the network polled, in the summer of 2015. Show More Summary