affordable care act

Healthcare redlining   |   February 14, 2014
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest Media coverage of the Affordable Care Act these days bounces back and forth between good news and bad. One day the Obama Administration...

 

The death toll from blocking Medicaid expansion   |   January 30, 2014
A study published today in the journal Health Affairs calculates the impacts of states' refusal to expand Medicaid to more low-income residents under the Affordable Care Act...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The ongoing injustice of racial inequality in health care   |   January 17, 2014
Year in which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said in a speech, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane": 1966 Percent of...

 

Art Pope think tank behind campaign to discredit and defund Medicaid   |   December 17, 2013
At a critical moment for the future of North Carolina's Medicaid program, a conservative think tank that was founded and is bankrolled by state budget director Art Pope sought...

 

Southern states stand to lose out on billions of dollars by blocking Medicaid expansion   |   December 10, 2013
The 20 states refusing to expand Medicaid coverage to more low-income residents under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will forgo billions of dollars in federal funds -- but their...

 

Obamacare Navigators fronting for partisan purposes?   |   November 12, 2013
Since the day the Affordable Care Act was passed, conservatives -- mainly those in the Tea Party -- have been drumming up reasons to tank so-called "Obamacare," vowing...

 

Where healthcare's bare bones are buried   |   November 11, 2013
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest President Obama may very well have blundered in leaving out the nuances when he pledged during the Congressional deliberations over the...

 

The Affordable Care Act's most important date: not what you think   |   October 30, 2013
By Charles Ornstein, ProPublica Many people have asked when we’ll know if the Affordable Care Act is a success or failure. Was it Oct. 1, the date of the federal health...

 

The outsourcing customer is always wrong   |   October 25, 2013
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest The corporate executives who testified at a House hearing on the botched rollout of the federal healthcare portal apparently sprayed...

 

Health care law's future at stake in special congressional election for Louisiana   |   October 18, 2013
Tomorrow is the special congressional election for Louisiana’s 5th congressional district, a seat vacated when Rep. Rodney Alexander (R) left the House to become Gov. Bobby...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: More pain for the poor in government shutdown   |   October 11, 2013
Date on which the U.S. federal government shut down because Congress did not enact regular appropriations or a continuing resolution for the 2014 fiscal year due to Republican...

 

Southern leaders opt to exclude 2.7M from health care   |   August 1, 2013
By Keith Griffith, Special to Equal Voice News In the Appalachian foothills of Georgia, about an hour north of Atlanta, the riverfront city of Rome serves as a regional hub for...

 

Aging undocumented immigrants: A burden or a boon?   |   April 29, 2013
By Paul Kleyman, New America Media As the debate over immigration reform tugs predictably back in Washington, an undercurrent of ageism and disability bias has been flowing...

 

The South, still ruled by 'the handful'   |   April 22, 2013
By Joe Atkins, Labor South Fannie Lou Hamer, a folk philosopher of the civil rights movement in the Mississippi Delta, knew what she was up against in a state and region where an...

 

VOICES: Competing federal budget plans offer a stark choice   |   March 22, 2013
By Allan Freyer, NC Policy Watch In the latest development in our nation's interminable federal budget wars, the U.S. House and Senate are advancing very different plans for...

 

Union health plans will suffer under Obamacare   |   March 21, 2013
By James McGee, Labor Notes "From each according to his ability, and to each according to his need": does this sound like a model for health care reform? At a January...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: States' rights wielded against the poor   |   February 1, 2013
Date on which North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) announced his support for legislation to cut benefits for his state's unemployed workers: 1/31/2013 Amount by which the bill...

 

VOICES: Medicaid misinformation multiplies   |   January 3, 2013
By Chris Fitzsimon, NC Policy Watch One of the biggest decisions facing the new General Assembly and Governor Pat McCrory this year is whether or not North Carolina will expand...

 

Just how extreme is North Carolina's new Lt. Governor?   |   December 7, 2012
By Rob Schofield, NC Policy Watch North Carolina will have a new and very different Lt. Governor come January. Dan Forest is an extremely conservative Republican from Raleigh who...

 

The outlook for 'Obamacare' in two maps   |   November 8, 2012
By Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica It wasn't just President Barack Obama who won Tuesday. His signature health care plan did as well. But while the Affordable...

 

Study: 1 in 3 Asian-American voters is undecided   |   October 4, 2012
By Khalil Abdullah, New America Media Asian Americans have been trending Democratic in their voting patterns but remain highly independent in party allegiances, according to a...

 

Report: Extending insurance coverage could reduce longstanding racial disparities in health care   |   September 20, 2012
By NC Policy Watch The extension of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will likely help reduce longstanding differences in health and health care by race, a new...

 

VOICES: Why expanding Medicaid ought to be a no-brainer   |   August 15, 2012
By Adam Searing, NC Policy Watch Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, North Carolina is uniquely positioned to move forward with implementing this...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Will Southern governors sacrifice their economies by seceding from the Medicaid expansion?   |   July 13, 2012
Of 29 studies that looked at the economic impact of Medicaid, the joint federal-state health care program for low-income Americans, percent that found Medicaid spending has a...

 

The fallout of the Supreme Court's health care ruling in the South   |   June 28, 2012
The Supreme Court's closely-watched 5-4 decision upholding the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration's signature health care reform initiative, has sent shock...