All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Obamacare’

Tonsillectomy Surgery Leads to Brain Dead Diagnosis

What started as a typical tonsillectomy for thirteen-year-old Jahi McMath ended in a mother’s worst nightmare. Due to complications, McMath bled during the surgery and suffered cardiac arrest. On December 12, 2013, the teenager was declared brain-dead. Two physicians (a hospital staff neurologist and a family practitioner) have concluded that the complete mass of McMath’s brain (including the brain stem) …

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White House Extends Health Care Enrollment Deadline by One Day

Today was the deadline specified by the Affordable Care Act – infamously known as Obamacare – for Americans to enroll in the healthcare marketplaces in order to have insurance coverage by January 1, 2014. But in a move that doesn’t surprise many as the entire process has been fraught with not only controversy but several speed bumps along the way, …

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“Obamacare Heroin” Seized in Massachusetts

The next time someone asks if you like Obamacare, you might want to make sure they’re referring to the Affordable Care Act and not drugs. State police in Massachusetts seized 1,250 bags of heroin during a traffic stop on Friday, and many of the bags were stamped with “Obamacare.” Some of the heroin bags were also stamped with “Kurt Cobain,” …

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Obamacare Heroin: Someone’s Idea Of A Joke?

If you’re in the drug-trafficking business, usually there comes a time when you decide it’s not enough to call what you’re selling by its common name. In this case, heroin. The usual suspects (“Big H”, “smack”, etc.) aren’t working for you either. So why not come up with a unique reference that will make your illegal product stand out from …

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Lie of the Year Goes to Obama and Healthcare

After winning a Pulitzer Prize due to its coverage of the 2008 political election, the website Politifact.com found international credibility and started stepping up its game. The organization became so credible, in fact, that it now decides who the biggest liar of the year is every year. Since 2009, Politifact has been awarding an annual “Lie of the Year” award. …

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Obamacare Disapproval Drops as Website Improves

House Republicans’ government shutdown in October did no favors for a congress that hit new lows in approval this year. However, the botched rollout of the Healthcare.gov website also shifted Americans’ opinions against the very law that Republicans were protesting against. Now that the Healthcare.gov website is finally moving toward functionality it appears Americans are softening their opinions of the …

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“Romneycare” Worked in Massachusetts, Shows Study

With the Healthcare.gov site now improving, the U.S. focus on the botched rollout of the website is now shifting to what the effects of the Affordable Care Act (colloquially known as “Obamacare“) might be in the future. Supporters of the law (who are taking considerable criticism from conservative opponents of the law) might find solace today in a new study …

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Over One Quarter of U.S. Uninsured Don’t Plan on Purchasing Health Insurance

With the Healthcare.gov website slowly crawling toward full functionality, uninsured Americans are now faced with a choice. The Affordable Care Act (ACA, colloquially known as Obamacare) mandates that all Americans purchase health insurance while providing subsidized plans for those who cannot afford it. Those who still don’t want to purchase health insurance, however, will have to pay a fine. A …

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Healthcare.gov, Getting Healthier in December

“We do know that things are not perfect with the site. We will continue to make improvements and upgrades.” Julie Bataille, Director of CMS’ Office of Communications, is one of many working to make the government’s online health exchange successful. “The bottom line is we have fixed many of the bugs associated with the forms, known as 834 forms,” she …

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Obamacare’s Medicare Part D Disparities

According to new information from U.S. News and World Report, the Affordable Care Act Medicare Part D is feasible, but extremely “wasteful.” This information comes after months of problems with Obamacare, including the failures of the ACA website. On Tuesday, the CMS reported that the new plan is saving senior citizens billions of dollars, but ProPublica, an investigative journalism organization …

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Kamala Harris Against Corporate Religious Claims

Attorney General Kamala Harris is in the middle of the battle between corporations and their religious freedoms, and the administration and its Affordable Care act. She previously filed a request for the Supreme Court to review whether for-profit businesses can deny coverage for contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The cases of such businesses as Hobby Lobby, a biblically-founded …

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