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Judge Issues Blistering Dissent Slamming Conservative Court’s ‘Nonsense’ Ruling On Obamacare

In a potentially crippling blow to President Barack Obama’s signature health care law on Tuesday, a federal appeals court ruled that the federal government may not subsidize health insurance plans purchased by consumers in 36 states operating federal insurance marketplaces. The 2-1 ruling by the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the … Continue reading

New Research Shows Anti-Obamacare Ads May Have Backfired In A Big Way

Millions of dollars in conservative ads against Obamacare might have backfired and actually boosted enrollment in key states, according to a new study.  A fellow with the Brookings Institution found a positive association between spending on anti-Obamacare ads and enrollment in health plans under the law. He published these findings on Wednesday. Brookings fellow Niam Yaraghi, … Continue reading

Affordable Care Act Offers ‘Historic Opportunity’ To Improve Public Health, Health Care: New Report Details Long-Term Impact Of Health Care Reform

President Obama’s health care reform law will result in wider public health benefits because of a greater emphasis on preventive medicine, according to new research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law by President Obama in 2010, will advance health not only … Continue reading

Shocking New Report: Virginia Republicans Broke Into Governor’s Office To Block Medicaid Expansion

On June 15, without the permission of administration officials or the Virginia State Police, House Speaker William J. Howell (R) enlisted the Capitol Police and clerks from the office of the House of Delegates to break into Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) secure office suite to deliver the state budget when the governor was not around. … Continue reading

Obamacare Opponents Beware: 15 Signs The Affordable Care Act Is Working

As opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue to insist that the new health care law is a ‘failure,’ the evidence on its success is accumulating. In just the past few months, we’ve seen a growing consensus among health care policy experts and economic analysts, who overwhelmingly agree that, although it’s still early, things … Continue reading

Eleven Devastating Effects Of Climate Change

Major negative effects of climate change are here now and they’re only getting worse, as shown by recent reports from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) and the White House among others. The greenhouse gas emissions that drive warming “now substantially exceed the highest concentrations recorded in ice cores during the past 800,000 … Continue reading

Best News Yet? First Major Study Of Obamacare Enrollees Finds 6 In 10 Were Previously Uninsured

This week brought even more good news for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — and more bad news for those hoping it would fail. According to a new study, nearly six in 10 people who bought health insurance from the ACA’s exchanges in the first enrollment period were previously uninsured — many for several years or more. … Continue reading

Medicaid Expansion Slashes Uninsured Rate In America’s Biggest Cities

The Affordable Care Act is already significantly cutting the number of people without health insurance in big cities across the country—but much more so in states that are expanding Medicaid eligibility rules, according to a new study. Cities in states that are expanding Medicaid will also get billions of dollars more in federal spending than their counterparts in … Continue reading

Virginia Governor Bucks GOP On Medicaid Expansion, Reaffirms Commitment To Providing Coverage For State’s Poorest Residents

Gov. Terry McAuliffe vowed Friday to bypass the General Assembly and expand Medicaid eligibility for about 400,000 low-income residents on his own. Using his line-item veto power to nix portions of the state budget, McAuliffe made it clear that Republicans would not have the final word on the matter. The Democratic governor said his staff has … Continue reading

Millennial Generation Already Reaping Health Benefits Of Affordable Care Act, New Study Finds

A popular provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows young adults to stay on a parent’s health insurance plan up to age 26 may be good for their health and financial security, a large study suggests. Starting in 2010, the Affordable Care Act allowed adults under age 26 to remain on their parents’ health … Continue reading

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