Tag: Healthcare

Obamacare gives this woman the freedom to spend more time caring for her aging parents

Obamacare gives this woman the freedom to spend more time caring for her aging parents

Being able to semi-retire and move closer to her parents means being true to the family values that are important to her. When Laura’s parents began struggling with health issues in their 80s, she knew she didn’t want to wait for a “trigger event” — when one of them became seriously ill — to begin spending more time with them. […]

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Young adults want health insurance too, says 25-year-old Obamacare supporter

Young adults want health insurance too, says 25-year-old Obamacare supporter

He and his friends care about protecting the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — and their health. Alex King knows that without the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, he wouldn’t have any health insurance. Because he just turned 25, he can stay on his parents’ insurance plan until he turns 26, one of the provisions of the ACA. After his […]

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Thanks to Obamacare, this California woman is now cancer-free

Thanks to Obamacare, this California woman is now cancer-free

Without the Affordable Care Act, she would not have been able to get the surgery needed to treat her skin cancer. It’s frightening enough to be diagnosed with cancer, so imagine losing your health insurance just one month later. That’s what happened to Wendy back in 2011, when she was diagnosed with

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Thankful for Obamacare: “I am 100% sure I would not be here today without the ACA”

Thankful for Obamacare: “I am 100% sure I would not be here today without the ACA”

The Affordable Care Act helped a young woman with an uncommon heart condition get the diagnosis and treatment that saved her life. It has been a long, tough road for Jae Stewart. At 33 years old, she’s already had multiple heart attacks and a stroke, was misdiagnosed with epilepsy and was so sidelined by escalating health issues that she was […]

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Racquelle’s story: Focusing on family

Racquelle’s story: Focusing on family

As a new mother, this transgender woman has faced unique challenges that inspired a new direction for her activism. This is part of a story series about the lives of transgender people. Read the introduction here. When Racquelle Trammell found out that she and her fiancé, Liam Johnson, were expecting their first child, it was a joyous occasion. They knew […]

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What you need to know about Medicaid coverage for residents impacted by the #FlintWaterCrisis

What you need to know about Medicaid coverage for residents impacted by the #FlintWaterCrisis

Enrollment is open to help Flint residents access vital healthcare services. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the Flint water crisis is a public health emergency. Every single one of the nearly 100,000 residents of Flint have been exposed to dangerous levels of lead, with no resolution in sight to ensure them access to safe water. Meanwhile, the long-term […]

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Michigan bill would require health facilities to adhere to medical standards of care

Michigan bill would require health facilities to adhere to medical standards of care

House Bill 5674 is grounded in medical science and puts patient safety above religious ideology. A medical emergency is a dire situation, no matter who you are or what you believe. But when a patient shows up in the emergency room of a Catholic-affiliated hospital, she doesn’t know whether she’ll be treated based on established medical standards of care or […]

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Obamacare’s stronger anti-discrimination protections couldn’t come at a better time

Obamacare’s stronger anti-discrimination protections couldn’t come at a better time

New rule clarifies access to coverage and care for LGBT people, as anti-equality sentiment continues to run high. Discrimination against transgender people is nothing new — and it’s a problem that’s sadly going to get worse before it gets better. (See: North Carolina’s HB2.) Consider Jay Maddock of Kalamazoo, Mich., whose coverage for care he needs as a transgender man […]

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New report shows continued growth of Catholic health systems that refuse to provide essential care

New report shows continued growth of Catholic health systems that refuse to provide essential care

One in six hospital beds are governed by rules set by Catholic bishops, not doctors, putting lives and health at risk. If Catholic health systems continue expanding their reach at the current rate, an alarming number of Americans won’t have access to the full spectrum of healthcare services considered standard of care at non-Catholic hospitals. In some cases, that lack […]

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Happy anniversary, Obamacare! Here’s a few of the millions of people you’ve helped so far

Happy anniversary, Obamacare! Here’s a few of the millions of people you’ve helped so far

The Affordable Care Act has transformed the healthcare landscape, and the work continues. Six years ago, on March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. Even as he celebrated the historic achievement in healthcare reform, he admitted there was still work to do — and he was right. Since that day, President Obama and healthcare […]

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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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