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Just Say No to Voucherizing Medicare

The idea of transforming Medicare into a voucher program started out unpopular, and is just becoming less so.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, October 1, 2012

Alternatives to Fee-for-Service Payments in Health Care

Hospital room book_alt2 icon Report The move away from fee-for-service payments is gaining momentum as insurance payers, health care providers, and consumers recognize that the system simply doesn’t work—either from a cost or quality perspective.

By Maura Calsyn and Emily Oshima Lee | Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2011 Census Data Reaffirm Need to Implement the Affordable Care Act

Doctor and familyThe number of uninsured Americans drops for the first time in four years but even greater gains are to come when the health law is fully in place.

By Maura Calsyn and Lindsay Rosenthal | Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Need for Paid Sick Leave

play_alt icon Video Sarah Jane Glynn explains the benefits of implementing paid sick leave for our nation's workers.

By Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, August 16, 2012

Infographic: Women’s Preventive Services Now Covered Under Obamacare

An infographic from Jessica Arons shows how a range of preventive services for women will now be covered under the Affordable Care Act.

By Jessica Arons | Monday, July 30, 2012

Update: How Obamacare Is Benefiting Americans

Emily Oshima gives the latest numbers on how health reform is helping people get the care they need.

By Emily Oshima Lee | Thursday, July 12, 2012

6 Things You Need to Know About the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Medicaid Expansion

Jessica Arons explains how the Court’s decision on the Obamacare Medicaid provision affects government, the working poor, and women.

By Jessica Arons | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Llámenle una sanción, o una multa, pero no le llamen un impuesto

El juez conservador John Roberts usó un razonamiento de impuestos en su defensa de la constitucionalidad del mandato individual – y la ley en su totalidad – la semana pasada. Pero Roberts hacía un argumento técnico y usaba la palabra "impuesto" en una manera que sólo tiene sentido en un contexto jurídico arcano.

By Gadi Dechter | Monday, July 9, 2012

Obamacare Is Good for Medicare

Emilie Openchowski explains why the Affordable Care Act complements and enhances Medicare by encouraging higher-quality, lower-cost care for seniors.

By Emilie Openchowski | Friday, July 6, 2012

Infographic: Obamacare Is a Tax Cut for Middle-Class Families

An infographic from Maura Calsyn and Seth Hanlon shows how the Affordable Care Act is, in effect, a major tax cut for the middle class.

By Maura Calsyn and Seth Hanlon | Thursday, July 5, 2012

Call It a Penalty, Call It a Fine, Don’t Call It a Tax

Gadi Dechter argues that the health reform law’s individual mandate penalty is a fine on freeloaders, and no more a tax on the middle class than littering fines are taxes on picnickers.

By Gadi Dechter | Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Top 5 Ways Obamacare Helps Young People of Color

Deanna Parrish explains how the Affordable Care Act is beneficial to youth of color.

By Deanna Parrish | Monday, July 2, 2012

The Top 5 Ways the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Obamacare Helps Women

Jessica Arons outlines how the Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act is beneficial for women.

By Jessica Arons | Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Affordable Care Act Is Clearly Constitutional

Giselle Childs details the top five benefits of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act for all Americans.

By Giselle Childs | Thursday, June 28, 2012

Infographic: How Obamacare Impacts People of Color

An infographic by Progress 2050 shows how people of color have benefited significantly from the Affordable Care Act.

By Progress 2050 | Wednesday, June 27, 2012