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pre-existing condition

Protest of Obamacare repeal vote.

You’re protesting ACA repeal. Is anyone listening?

February 15, 2017 – To get a sense of how congressional representatives are responding to their constituents' calls about the Affordable Care Act, whether… Read more

Protest sign: how Obamacare saved my life

‘Obamacare Saved My Life, Too.’

February 6, 2017 – President Trump promised that once Obamacare's repealed everybody will be "beautifully covered." That would be great. But Kristin Wolf… Read more

Paul Ryan town hall.

High-risk pools were a last resort for a reason

January 13, 2017 – High-risk pools could be resurrected, and yes, they could potentially work. But they would require massive cash infusions from the federal… Read more

Back from the future -- the unwanted sequel.

Back from the Future. (A sequel we’ll all hate.)

January 6, 2017 – Obamacare is far from perfect, but as individuals and as a country, we are much better off with it than without it.… Read more

Obamacare saved this woman's life.

‘Obamacare saved my life’

January 5, 2017 – While policy wonks analyze the political challenges of repealing Obamacare, millions of Americans who rely on it to help pay for lifesaving… Read more

pre-existing conditions.

The sickest states are the poorest states

December 15, 2016 – The states most vulnerable to medical underwriting happen to be most in need of the Affordable Care Act's income-adjusted… Read more

Star Trek Enterprise and the Borg

Resistance to repeal will not be futile.

December 12, 2016 – For now, the political challenge brings a bracing clarity: to implacably resist the rollback of ACA. One must defend millions of people who… Read more

Burying Obamacare headlines.

Burying great Obamacare headlines

September 14, 2016 – Too bad the news that 700,000 people got health insurance happened to hit on a day where a more important economic story broke: "Wrigley… Read more

Paul Ryan's plan: ugly and cruel.

Paul Ryan pulls back the curtain

May 9, 2016 – Ryan’s outlandish proposal is wrong on the facts and ignores recent history. But it does give us a peek at what a Republican replacement… Read more

Living with diabetes under Obamacare

Life with diabetes is sweeter thanks to Obamacare

January 20, 2016 – By every measure, people with diabetes – and those at risk – have significantly improved access to quality care than they did before… Read more

An ACA success story.

A dream come true (and a nightmare ended)

November 11, 2015 – Shirley Cayko dreamed of opening her own mental health practice, but held off because she was quoted health insurance premiums of $5,000 a… Read more

Patrick Carr.

Pre-existing conditions? ‘No such thing’

October 23, 2015 – Patrick Carr went an awfully long time without health insurance. For someone living with two chronic health conditions — asthma and high… Read more