Category: Obamacare

The Detroit News concern trolls Medicaid expansion in Michigan, ignores glaring Republican failure to invest savings

The Detroit News concern trolls Medicaid expansion in Michigan, ignores glaring Republican failure to invest savings

“Obamacare savings may be short-lived”! shouts the headline of an editorial in today’s edition of The Detroit News. They are referring to Medicaid expansion in our state, a program that is fully funded by the federal government until 2017 and funded at a level of 90% after that, all while giving an additional 600,000 working poor Michiganders health care coverage […]

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Obamacare is there for Western Michigan University students who lost insurance

Obamacare is there for Western Michigan University students who lost insurance

Students starting the new school year have one less thing to worry about thanks to the Affordable Care Act. With the announcement this week that Western Michigan University (WMU) will no longer offer student health insurance, there were probably more than a few students wondering, “Now what?” Fortunately, the Affordable Care Act has the answer. Thanks to the ACA (aka […]

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Michigan Medicaid expansion increases doctor appointment availability, defying expectations

Michigan Medicaid expansion increases doctor appointment availability, defying expectations

Study shows that access to physicians went up, not down — exactly the opposite of what ACA opponents predicted. Once again, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is proving its critics wrong. Opponents of the ACA, or Obamacare, have been falling all over themselves proclaiming that an influx of new patients will overburden the healthcare system, creating a dire doctor shortage. […]

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Can’t wait to get hitched now that marriage equality is here? Don’t wait to get health insurance, either

Can’t wait to get hitched now that marriage equality is here? Don’t wait to get health insurance, either

Everything LGBT people need to know about signing up for health insurance after getting married. Last week’s historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court affirming marriage equality for everyone across the country means there are going to be a lot of weddings this summer. But that’s just the beginning of the good news. Many LGBT people may not realize that […]

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Take a moment to celebrate and then let’s finish the job once and for all

Take a moment to celebrate and then let’s finish the job once and for all

Last week was an incredible week for all Americans, but most especially for progressives and activists and advocates for equality and equity. We need to take time to celebrate these crucial and impactful Supreme Court decisions, all three of them. King v. Burwell affirmed what most common sense non-elected Republicans have known from the beginning of the Affordable Care Act. […]

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Millions breathe a sigh of relief after Obamacare Supreme Court win

Millions breathe a sigh of relief after Obamacare Supreme Court win

The jubilation of one couple echoes that of more than six million Americans. When Dawn Erina got the news alert on her phone saying that the U.S. Supreme Court had upheld the tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), she was in the car with her husband, Leonard. “I just started screaming ‘Oh my God! Oh my God!’” she […]

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Obamacare’s Supreme Court victory makes the law’s opponents look more cynical than ever

Obamacare’s Supreme Court victory makes the law’s opponents look more cynical than ever

Congressman Dan Kildee speaks out against Michigan AG Bill Schuette for turning people into political pawns. The King v. Burwell case disputing the legitimacy of tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) wasn’t the first attack on the law and it probably won’t be the last. But with every victory for Obamacare, an increasingly bright light is being cast […]

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U.S. Supreme Court upholds Obamacare tax subsidies, a life-saving decision

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Obamacare tax subsidies, a life-saving decision

As we celebrate a huge victory for the ACA, let’s remember who benefits most: healthcare consumers and patients. I admit, my heart was in my throat waiting for the ruling in King v. Burwell, the latest and perhaps most significant challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare. At risk were the tax subsidies for more than six million […]

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How Obamacare is moving the cause of LGBT equality forward

How Obamacare is moving the cause of LGBT equality forward

The law has delivered great progress, but there’s still more work to be done. With LGBT Pride Month still in full swing, it’s a great time to celebrate the progress made by and for the LGBT community, especially in healthcare access thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). At the same time, there’s a lot at stake this month, between […]

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Recent college grads: get smart about getting health insurance

Recent college grads: get smart about getting health insurance

If you just graduated from college, here are some helpful hints about health insurance. It’s that time of year, and if you’re among those who just graduated from college, congratulations! You worked hard to get where you are today. After the celebrations, you may start worrying about getting a job, finding a place to live and more. But one thing […]

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Obamacare gives LGBT people more reasons to celebrate at Motor City Pride

Obamacare gives LGBT people more reasons to celebrate at Motor City Pride

While gathering for Michigan’s biggest celebration of LBGT pride, give three cheers (or even five) for improved care access thanks to the ACA. This weekend, people from across Michigan will head to Detroit’s Hart Plaza for Motor City Pride to celebrate the many contributions and achievements of the LGBT community. One key advancement to recognize is improved access to healthcare […]

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