Category: Affordable Care Act

Democrats running from President Obama and Obamacare? Not. Even.Close. (PHOTOS)

Democrats running from President Obama and Obamacare? Not. Even.Close. (PHOTOS)

Please proceed. Republicans want you to believe that even Democrats are jumping ship in their support for President Obama and the Affordable Care Act. Unfortunately, the truth is getting in the way of this convenient (for them) meme. There was solid proof it overnight in Ann Arbor. The last time President Obama came to Ann Arbor in January 2012, demand […]

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GOP activist in Koch-funded ad attacking Obamacare costs turned down cheaper coverage

GOP activist in Koch-funded ad attacking Obamacare costs turned down cheaper coverage

The real Obamacare horror story for the GOP? It helps the people it’s supposed to help A new ad featuring a Grand Rapids resident complaining that her new health insurance plan is “not affordable” due to Obamacare leaves out an important fact. Shannon Wendt turned down Medicaid coverage for family, according to posts she made on her Facebook wall. The […]

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The conspiracy to pretend tens of millions of people aren’t being helped by Obamacare

The conspiracy to pretend tens of millions of people aren’t being helped by Obamacare

How Republicans keep making the argument for single-payer The White House announced on Thursday that six million people had picked a health insurance plan through an Obamacare exchange and Republicans said all at once, as they’ve been training each other to do, “BUT HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE PAID?” “How many people have paid?” is a great argument against Obamacare, if […]

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Michigan woman wants people to know the truth about Obamacare: “It saved us”

Michigan woman wants people to know the truth about Obamacare: “It saved us”

She and her husband found insurance for just $227/month. What are you waiting for? 2014 enrollment ends March 31. Dawn Erina is frustrated with all the lies she’s heard about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). That’s because she knows first-hand what a difference having affordable health insurance can make in someone’s life. Her husband, Leonard, lost his job last year. […]

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The Hobby Lobby case: It’s about discrimination, not religious freedom

The Hobby Lobby case: It’s about discrimination, not religious freedom

Don’t be deceived Hobby Lobby wants the conversation about their lawsuit challenging Obamacare to be about religious freedom, but if we communicate right, Americans will see it for what it is – discrimination and harm for the company’s female employees. “It’s our rights that are being infringed upon to require us to do something against our conscience,” says David Green, […]

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Medicaid expansion comes to Michigan April 1: What you need to know

Medicaid expansion comes to Michigan April 1: What you need to know

It should have come sooner, but let’s just be glad it’s finally happening. Finally, Michigan’s expanded Medicaid program is almost here. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the fact that Medicaid expansion was delayed by four months because the Republican-led Michigan Senate refused to give it immediate effect — and Gov. Snyder did none of the things in his […]

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Republicans in purple states — like Terri Lynn Land — can’t tell the truth about Obamacare

Republicans in purple states — like Terri Lynn Land — can’t tell the truth about Obamacare

12 million success stories and counting… You have to admire Ted Cruz’s honesty. Dude wants to repeal Obamacare and do pretty much nothing about the nearly five million uninsured Texans, except point to their bootstraps. He’s proud that his state rejected Medicare expansion, which could have covered about one million of his constituents. He does not like the ACA in […]

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VIDEO: Lizz Winstead — with puppets! — on why bosses should stay out of our bedrooms

VIDEO: Lizz Winstead — with puppets! — on why bosses should stay out of our bedrooms

What’s at stake in the Hobby Lobby case and others is serious. But a little humor never hurt anybody. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on two cases — Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius — on March 25. These cases, which challenge the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate, will […]

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If SCOTUS rules that corporations are religions, personal and patient rights will be in jeopardy

If SCOTUS rules that corporations are religions, personal and patient rights will be in jeopardy

Consider how Citizens United has amplified the power of corporate interests in elections. A ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby would do the same to religion. Hobby Lobby wants to have its cake and eat it, too. A for-profit corporation, Hobby Lobby also wants to have the rights of a religious organization when it comes to providing birth control coverage […]

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Student celebrates the ACA’s 4th birthday with the gift of coverage for $5.23/month

Student celebrates the ACA’s 4th birthday with the gift of coverage for $5.23/month

Obamacare is here to stay, but open enrollment for 2014 ends March 31. Don’t wait to get covered! On March 23, 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) celebrates its fourth anniversary of being signed into law. Also known as Obamacare, the law has helped millions of Americans obtain affordable, quality coverage — many for the first time. According to ACASignups.net, […]

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Could you get health insurance for $56/month? This Michigan man did

Could you get health insurance for $56/month? This Michigan man did

He’s one of the 17 million Americans eligible for financial assistance to make coverage more affordable. Find out if you are, too — before the March 31 deadline. Michael Paul Goldenberg has lived without health insurance since 2009 — almost as long as he’s had type 2 diabetes. The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based part-time math teacher and consultant lost his insurance […]

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