Tag: affordable care act

A life dedicated to service: Meet Judge Lorenzo Arredondo

A life dedicated to service: Meet Judge Lorenzo Arredondo

| October 31, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Judge Lorenzo Arredondo will tell you he’s been blessed in so many aspects of his life, including in his career as a public servant.  He’s been a dedicated teacher who has taught at every level; he’s been a pioneering lawyer who, after winning a scholarship to attend law school at the University of San […]

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Updated: Republicans willing to dance with devil to win White House

Updated: Republicans willing to dance with devil to win White House

| October 18, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) is anticipating a Trump win in November. Or, at least, he is preparing for it. He says that if Republicans hold sway in the White House, the House and the Senate, he plans to use budget reconciliation to repeal the Patient Protection […]

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Managing pain, opiod addictin in black community

Managing pain, opiod addictin in black community

| October 10, 2016

By Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) As America grapples with prescription opioid addiction, an epidemic shattering communities across our nation, healthcare providers face a challenging question: How can we help patients treat and manage their pain while reducing the risk of addiction? Pain management is a serious health issue, as chronic cases of […]

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Hillary Clinton choice for the people

Hillary Clinton choice for the people

| April 25, 2016

During more than 40 years of employment, I contributed to Social Security.  Then, due to an orthopedic disability, I became eligible for both Social Security and Medicare benefits prior to age 65. Hillary Clinton not only supports both of these federal financial provisions for my family, she advocates strengthening these vital benefits for all seniors […]

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Why President Barack Obama is one of the best ever

Why President Barack Obama is one of the best ever

| March 8, 2016

By Jeffrey L. Boney NNPA News Wire Columnist President Barack Obama will go down in history, as arguably one of the most successful presidents of the United States. What he has been able to accomplish over his nearly eight years in office is remarkable—especially when you consider the level of obstructionism and racism he has […]

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African Americans and the ACA: Much accomplished, more to do

African Americans and the ACA: Much accomplished, more to do

| January 28, 2016

By Patricia Maryland NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) promised to improve the delivery of healthcare services in America—especially for historically disadvantaged communities that suffer high rates of chronic illness. The ACA has begun to deliver on that promise, but work still remains to ensure all who need […]

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The African American State of the Union

The African American State of the Union

| January 25, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist While millions of people across the United States and throughout the world will continue to affirm, discuss, or respond in various ways to the last State of Union by America’s first President of the United States who is an African American, there are still priority issues […]

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Will Obama be acknowledged as a transformative president?

Will Obama be acknowledged as a transformative president?

| December 11, 2015

By Roger Caldwell NNPA News Wire Columnist As President Obama completes his second term, the political pundits are debating if his time in office was transformative. In “Leadership: Theory and Practice” by Peter Northouse, the author established that a transformational leader must usher in dramatic change by engaging, connecting, and motivating. The president’s most significant […]

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ObamaCare improves health of Black America

ObamaCare improves health of Black America

| November 12, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Black Americans continue to face serious disparities in education, employment, and in economic development. While over 45 million black Americans have made some type of progress during the past seven years of the Obama administration, there is still much more to be done to end the vast racial […]

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Ten questions every presidential candidate must answer

Ten questions every presidential candidate must answer

| October 30, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Bye, bye Biden. The vice-president who might have given the Honorable Hillary Clinton a run for her money has concluded that the timing is not right for him. Clinton needs someone to rattle her cage, to push her to be more focused in the general election. Now, Senator Bernie Sanders […]

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