Obamacare

Government programs mostly responsible for record lows in child poverty, uninsured, report says

BY: - September 16, 2022

Despite all the economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, child poverty and uninsurance were at record lows last year, Census data show. And those lows are largely the result of large government interventions, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said in a statement that was published Tuesday. The percentage of Americans lacking health […]

New federal law helps many non-Medicare patients, too

BY: - August 25, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act signed earlier this month by President Joe Biden has gotten lots of attention for provisions intended to reduce climate change, and for ways it will keep down prescription costs for older Americans on Medicare. But perhaps getting less attention is how the act will help keep down health costs for 14.5 […]

The Supreme Court could strike down Obamacare. Here’s what’s at stake.

BY: - November 10, 2020

WASHINGTON — The fate of the sweeping 2010 health care law known as Obamacare is again in limbo, with the Supreme Court on Tuesday set to hear arguments over whether that statute should be overturned. States are at the heart of the case and nearly every one has made an argument about why Obamacare should […]

COMMENTARY

Three ways a 6-3 Supreme Court would be different

BY: - September 23, 2020

If the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is replaced this year, the Supreme Court will become something the country has not seen since the justices became a dominant force in American cultural life after World War II: a decidedly conservative court. A court with a 6-3 conservative majority would be a dramatic shift from the […]

Affordable health care, toxic drinking water, JobsOhio, and local banks

BY: - March 3, 2020

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching Our Eye: Affordable health care. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear another Republican case attempting to […]

COMMENTARY

End HIV stigma and discrimination, and then we can end HIV

BY: - February 18, 2020

It’s a weird word to use, but in many ways I’m lucky — lucky because I only had to watch one friend die as his HIV progressed to AIDS. It was the early 2000s, and I was still a teenager. I wasn’t out yet. I was so angry when Billy died because I didn’t understand. […]

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Ohio Dems push bipartisan health care bill as federal court rules against ACA individual mandate

BY: - December 23, 2019

Ohio Democrats are urging the legislature to move on a house bill after a federal court decision impacted a provision of the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week in Texas v. United States that the part of the Affordable Care Act which requires every American to have health […]

Christmas movies, education plans, access to health care and driving while Black

BY: - December 20, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Friday Funday Ohio’s 2018 Libertarian candidate for governor Travis Irvine, a comedian and filmmaker, has been showing […]