Because They Care: Cedar Haven Workers and Residents Stand for Dignity
Huffington Post The workers at Cedar Haven nursing home are waging a struggle to provide the best possible care for the people they love.
Nurse on Front Lines Sees Value of Health-Care Act
Columbus Dispatch Labor and delivery nurse Pat Waller has devoted her career to taking care of pregnant women and infants.
Editorial: Trump should put consumers first in Zika deal
Boston Globe The Trump Administration, led by a president who repeatedly boasts that his business acumen will bring jobs back to American soil, now seems poised to strike a deal that will Make France Great Again.
Health insurers plan big Obamacare rate hikes — and they blame Trump
Noam N. Levey,
Los Angeles Times Health insurers across the country are making plans to raise Obamacare premiums or exit marketplaces amid exasperation with the Trump administration’s management.
Lobbying ramp-up precedes mental health funding proposal
Lansing State Journal Physical health insurers ramped up lobbying operations and far out-spent their behavioral health counterparts in the months before lawmakers pulled an about-face on who should manage billions of Medicaid dollars for mental health services.
Trump: Where the Rubber Hits the Road
Huffington Post If your family anything like mine, there will be plenty of lively debate about politics and current affairs, about what a Trump administration will mean for our country’s future.
Alaska has an obligation to provide for families of those who die in the line of duty
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Privatization of Medicare: Urgency of the Latest Threat
The Huffinton Post This is a dangerous time for Medicare. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015--threatens to end traditional Medicare as a social insurance program that protects seniors in a single large risk pool.
The Incompetence Dogma: So Much for Obamacare Not Working
The New York Times Have you been following the news about Obamacare? The Affordable Care Act has receded from the front page, but information about how it’s going keeps coming in — and almost all the news is good.
New Data on Affordable Care Act (ACA) Shows it is Making Coverage Affordable
AFSCME Federal Legislative Report The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released data this week showing the impact that ACA tax credits were having on consumers purchasing health coverage.
Debate Over Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Labor Market
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