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What exactly has Obamacare done for Americans anyway?

What exactly has Obamacare done for Americans anyway?

A lot more good than you may realize — and definitely more than most of its opponents will ever admit. On a visit to Wisconsin on Thursday, President Obama celebrated the achievements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), reminding voters of the disastrous consequences if a Republican is elected President and repeals the law known as Obamacare. During his visit, […]

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Get covered and assert your rights during Obamacare LGBT Week of Action

Get covered and assert your rights during Obamacare LGBT Week of Action

With the deadline to get insurance starting January 1 coming up on December 15 the time to act is now. Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), LGBT people faced significant discrimination in access to healthcare. That all changed with the passage of the law fondly known as Obamacare, and the uninsured rate for LGBT people has reached an all-time low. […]

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Faith communities engage with enrollment partners during Obamacare weekend of action

Faith communities engage with enrollment partners during Obamacare weekend of action

Leaders from all faith traditions are spreading the word about ACA open enrollment, especially the weekend of December 5-6. For people of faith, their church, mosque, synagogue or other place of worship is central to their community — a vital resource for guidance and support. That’s one reason organizations like Enroll America work closely with faith leaders to help spread […]

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‘Obamacare saved my life,’ says thankful cancer survivor

‘Obamacare saved my life,’ says thankful cancer survivor

Without health insurance, this woman would not have received the treatment she needed to survive. In April 2014, Marion N. Seidel was given the news no one wants to hear: “You have cancer.” She had a cancerous tumor on her tonsils that had already started affecting her lymph glands — a potentially dire situation. Regular readers of Eclectablog or those […]

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Why Obamacare is good for the health of women and their families

Why Obamacare is good for the health of women and their families

Affordable insurance means better access to preventive healthcare services for everyone, but especially for women. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) isn’t just about making it easier for Americans to buy health insurance. It guarantees coverage for essential preventive services that can help people stay healthy, like annual check-ups and cancer screenings, and for services such as mental health care and […]

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Kathe Koja

Obamacare open enrollment is here! Get covered, get care, stay healthy

Kathe is one of millions of examples of how the Affordable Care Act delivers better access to healthcare at a lower cost. November 1 marks the beginning of the health insurance open enrollment period — and another chance for Americans to get affordable coverage that gives them access to the essential healthcare services they need. Just ask Kathe Koja of […]

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Obamacare, still working: A good news round-up

Obamacare, still working: A good news round-up

The positive stories about the ACA are starting to outnumber the negative ones. It’s about time. Two years ago, it wasn’t easy to find a positive story about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), derisively called Obamacare by its critics. It wasn’t that there wasn’t plenty of good news to share, but the media loves a bad-news story. But now, with […]

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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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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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