Affordable Care Act
The New York Times reported last week that New York State’s health plans are set to fall 50 percent in cost, which prompted a fierce debate between right wing critics of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its defenders. But missing from the conversation was the fact that insurance companies, who are...
It's often said that Americans are ideologically conservative but operationally liberal. While we don't like big government in theory, we want all the services it provides -- and then some. Obamacare may be the best illustration of this maxim yet. Polls have consistently found the public sharply...
Lotteries are often competitions for something fun, like extra money or prizes. But for thousands of Tennessee residents who have escalating medical bills, their lives almost literally depend on a twice-yearly telephone lottery for people who need help paying medical bills, but while...
Medicaid expansion for low-income Americans just can't catch a break, even with tentative support (or just giving in) from unexpected conservative corners, including Florida Governor Rick Scott. Yesterday, Representative Matt Salmon (R-Arizona), and five other lawmakers backed the Medicaid...
Paul Krugman noted on ABC's This Week yesterday that the GOP's problem is that their "base is old white people." This is largely true. Exit polls show that Mitt Romney won all voters 65 and older by 12 percentage points, and white older voters by 22 points. Barack Obama won all voters under...
President Obama’s call for Americans to stay engaged has rightly been taken to refer to issues high on the public’s agenda, such as gun control and immigration reform. Essentially, the President is saying that reform reflective of the country’s most broadly held values can...
The Supreme Court's ruling on the healthcare mandate was bittersweet. The Affordable Care Act's greatest virtue was the expansion of Medicaid to include all persons under 133 percent of the poverty line. That meant that every family of four earning less than roughly $31,000 would be covered; that...
Bob Herbert appeared on "The Daily Rundown" with Chuck Todd to discuss the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act and what it means for John Roberts and the American people.
New York – Today, in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, Miles Rapoport, President of Demos and The American Prospect, released the following statement: “The Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the individual mandate, and the Affordable Care Act, is a huge victory for...
The Supreme Court’s decision is in. With the Affordable Care Act mostly intact, tens of millions of uninsured Americans will gain coverage. Senior citizens will get billions of dollars of prescription drug benefits. Everyone with insurance will get preventive services at no cost. Roughly...