Tracking Technology to Benefit Children with Autism
Culture / Healthcare / Politics

Tracking Technology to Benefit Children with Autism

The tracking technology that has been successfully used to locate missing individuals with Alzheimer’s can now offer similar success to individuals on the autistic spectrum. On January 29th 2014, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder from the Department of Justice testified at a Hearing with the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Part of his testimony … Continue reading

Killing Two Birds With One Stone: Immigration and Social Insurance Programs
Economy / Healthcare / Immigration

Killing Two Birds With One Stone: Immigration and Social Insurance Programs

When addressing the nation last week, President Obama had only brief remarks regarding immigration reform, simply saying, “let’s get it done”. Perhaps this brevity is emblematic of how unlikely immigration reform has become. While off-putting to some members of Congress, comprehensive immigration reform remains one of the President’s major legislative goals. Though the President has … Continue reading

How Vermont’s Single Payer Proposal Can Backfire
Affordable Care Act / America / Healthcare / Social Insurance Programs

How Vermont’s Single Payer Proposal Can Backfire

American health care reform is a three-headed beast. Attempts at reform typically seek to resolve issues regarding access, quality care, and cost control. The ACA, one of the largest overhauls of American healthcare is aimed at improving access—but the problem becomes what good is increasing access to expensive and low quality care? Vermont’s leaders have … 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

Uncertain Healthcare Exemptions to Broken Promises of the ACA
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare / Medicaid / Medicaid Expansion / Politics

Uncertain Healthcare Exemptions to Broken Promises of the ACA

It has been a week of whirlwind, frustrations, and disappointments for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). To better describe it in the words of Senator Max Baucus (D-MO.), “I just see a huge train wreck coming down.” First of all, there has been speculation that lawmakers and Capitol Hill aids could be exempt from entering … Continue reading

America / Healthcare / Politics

What’s The Big Idea With Healthcare and Immigration Reform?

The big question in healthcare this week is what impact, if any, President Obama’s immigration proposal will have on the ACA. Will those immigrants benefit from the ACA if immigration reform is passed? And will they receive the same health coverage and benefits as the American people? It depends. Currently, under the ACA, naturalized citizens and … Continue reading