Tag: Affordable Care Act

The Scourge of Worker Wellness Programs

When teachers and other school staff in West Virginia walked off the job in 2018, news coverage of the historic strike focused on bread-and-butter issues like their rising health-care premiums and low wages. There were horror stories of teachers working extra jobs and struggling to pay for emergency medical costs. But there were other galvanizing […]

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Is Josh Hawley For Real?

Missouri’s Josh Hawley is as close as the U.S. Senate gets to the Facebook generation. At 39, he’s young enough to have used Hotmail as a teenager and Friendster as a young adult. But his views on the tech industry are those of a curmudgeon. As Missouri’s attorney general, he launched an antitrust probe against […]

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Biden’s Pitch to Voters: Dream Small

If there’s one thing Joe Biden wants people to know about his new health care plan, it’s this: It is not Medicare for All. “Read the plan,” he told reporters about his proposal, which would bolster Obamacare and add a public option. “I’m not criticizing Bernie. It’s just everybody should know the Medicare plan that […]

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Federal Appeals Court Judges Appear to Back GOP Efforts to End Obamacare

Photo: iStock A federal appeals court panel seemed prone Tuesday to back Republican efforts to kill Obamacare, with judges questioning how much of a mandate President Barack Obama’s signature health care law can be since Donald Trump signed a law ending any penalties for those who choose not to buy health insurance. According to Reuters, […]

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Affordable Care Act Reduces Racial Disparities in Cancer Treatment: Report

Photo: Getty Images It turns out the Affordable Care Act may have acted to make care affordable and accessible to black folks. According to new research, the law has been linked to a reduction in racial disparities in the care of cancer patients and to earlier diagnoses and treatment for ovarian cancer, according to the […]

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Doctors May Soon Be Legally Able to Refuse to Treat Trans People

On Friday morning, the Department of Health and Humans Services proposed a new rule that would remove anti-discrimination protections for transgender Americans from the Affordable Care Act, asserting that discrimination on the basis of sex should not include gender identity. The department’s policy revision alters Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which granted transgender […]

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