Health care reform has been one of President Obama’s biggest legislative priorities — and most controversial. Critics of the U.S. system have tried to change it for decades, and presidents as far back as Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman have attempted reform without success. After much heated debate and partisan bickering, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010, introducing sweeping changes in our the way our care is managed.
On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the law, ruling that the much-disputed individual mandate – which requires most Americans to maintain “minimum essential” health insurance coverage or else face a penalty — could be viewed as a tax and is within the government’s power to impose.Health
On Sept 6th, I started a 30-day local food project. I only consume foods within a 100-mile radius of Lawrence. As a person who really enjoys fast food and sugary soda, I knew it was going to be an interesting challenge. It didn’t take me long to realize that this project is about more than food.Read More
Interested in following the health care debate? We’ve got you covered. Here are the top 10 people you should be following on Twitter if you want to stay up to date on what’s going on with health and politics.Read More
The Court ruled that the mandate – which requires most Americans to maintain “minimum essential” health insurance coverage or face a penalty – could be viewed as a tax and is within the government’s power to impose.Read More
The Supreme Court is set to issue an eagerly anticipated ruling on President Obama’s 2010 federal health care overhaul this Thursday. Young adults have one of the biggest stakes in the decision.Read More
As provisions of the Affordable Care Act take effect, universities are faced with either dropping insurance coverage for students or meeting the massive new requirements by hiking premiums.Read More
It’s one thing for a highly paid television personality to call out perceived activism from the Supreme Court bench, but for a president to bring up such a detail is very concerning.Read More