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2011

Ruling could start citizens’ fight for ACA

August 18, 2011 – Americans have now seen much of what that the health reform bill promised - and for all of the threatened intrusion in our lives, health… Read more

Mandated summary of benefits long overdue

August 18, 2011 – Starting in 2012, all health plans and plan issuers must provide a Summary of Benefits and Coverage that clearly spells out for buyers… Read more

Controversy over women’s health wrong

August 3, 2011 – The focus of Monday's announcement was clearly about prevention and a huge commitment to preventive services for… Read more

Fed contraceptives decision was right

August 3, 2011 – Beyond economics, it's also just the right thing to do. Family planning - choosing if and when to have a child - is such a fundamental part… Read more

The (tea) party’s over

July 29, 2011 – Health care is a human right in nearly every nation other than ours. There have always be obstructionists to progress, and they all look… Read more

Should health reform be a carrot or a stick?

May 19, 2011 – Instead of mandating coverage on the front end, the states favor penalizing the uninsured on the back end – punishing those who… Read more

Vermont moves toward single-payer

May 12, 2011 – Vermont is a signature away from adopting an ambitious plan that would put the state on a path toward a single-payer system and ultimately,… Read more

Kill health reform? not on their lives. (pt. 3)

May 7, 2011 – The health reform law is making consumers without coverage or poor coverage more likely to seek preventive care and, thus more likely to… Read more

State health insurance exchanges

May 3, 2011 – This vote is yet another act of political theater from legislators who promise to give states more control, then pass legislation that puts… Read more

Kill health reform? Not on their lives. (pt. 2)

May 2, 2011 – Jennifer, a 33-year-old college student, struggles with mental illness. It's been an ongoing battle for Jennifer, who's founder of a… Read more

Kill health reform? Not on their lives. (pt. 1)

April 30, 2011 – There's been a lot of controversy over whether the health reform law was worth the struggle and whether it should ultimately be repealed,… Read more

Who’s afraid of the big, bad Obamacare?

April 20, 2011 – So it puts Oklahoma in the ridiculous position of refusing the federal help that would provide the state with – wait for it – greater… Read more