The Affordable Care Act Aims High for Fiscal Irresponsibility
Affordable Care Act / Debt / Medicaid Expansion

The Affordable Care Act Aims High for Fiscal Irresponsibility

In budgetary terms, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is anything but affordable. Though well-intentioned, it expands a poorly designed program and adds significant spending during a time of slow economic growth. This attempt to improve and expand health coverage to uninsured Americans is unduly expensive. In an already strained fiscal climate where the federal budget has reached … Continue reading

Millennials Continue to Take One for the Team
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare

Millennials Continue to Take One for the Team

On Wednesday March 5th, the Obama Administration announced a second delay in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate that requires health insurance plans to meet minimum requirements in health benefits. The mandate has been controversial since its conception. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, this mandate established 10 essential benefits that must be … Continue reading

The Problem With Wellness Initiatives
Affordable Care Act / Constitution / Economy / Healthcare / Labor Force / Politics / Regulation

The Problem With Wellness Initiatives

In an attempt to decrease health care costs, wellness initiatives have become increasingly popular programs offered by corporations. Health and wellness is an extremely important issue and when it comes to health care reform there should to be a larger personal responsibility component. Unhealthy lifestyles, such as inactivity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol … Continue reading

Indiana’s Exception to Obamacare Leaves Many Without Health Insurance
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare

Indiana’s Exception to Obamacare Leaves Many Without Health Insurance

The State of Indiana has been allowed an exception for one year from the Affordable Care Act and has subsequently denied government incentives to expand Medicaid and has declined to set up an exchange for consumers. This exception is being officially referred to as a health-law “waiver”. This exception was given to Indiana in order … Continue reading

Labor Unions: “We’re Not So Happy About Obamacare Anymore.”
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare / Politics

Labor Unions: “We’re Not So Happy About Obamacare Anymore.”

They were one of the first and most fervent supporters of healthcare reform. They formed the backbone of the coalition that drove Obamacare into law. On July 12, James Hoffa of the Teamsters with 1.4 million members, Joseph Hansen of the Food and Commercial Workers with 1.3 million members, and several other union lobbies teamed up … Continue reading

Obamacare Oversights: Implementation Problems Due to Enrollment Obstacles
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare / Politics

Obamacare Oversights: Implementation Problems Due to Enrollment Obstacles

The recent announcement that the White House will delay enforcement of the employer mandate until 2015 has stirred a polemic argument among the American public about the reality and stability of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – and this isn’t the first roadblock the new legislation has faced, nor will it be the last. Since … Continue reading

What Young Adults Should Know About Healthcare Reform
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare

What Young Adults Should Know About Healthcare Reform

Advocates for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have targeted young adults, aged 18-35, as the critical demographic whose participation is necessary for the success of the new insurance exchange plan. Members of outreach and education programs initiated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Health and Human Services are essentially … Continue reading