Tag: obamacare

Republicans’ selective memory on Executive Orders

Republicans’ selective memory on Executive Orders

| July 18, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, arguably the most overrated U.S. president in history, there they go again. They, of course, are Republicans in the House of Representatives. And they are going after President Obama yet again, this time over his use of executive orders, presidential directives that have been issued […]

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The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

| July 16, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that the Court’s conservative majority and the larger conservative movement pretended were about “religious freedom.” In the one case, involving the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores and the Conestoga Wagon Specialties company, which makes wood cabinets, the majority ruled […]

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Republicans financing mainstream candidates over Tea Party darlings

Republicans financing mainstream candidates over Tea Party darlings

| May 9, 2014

We love a political dilemma. The Republican Party has enjoyed significant success on the backs of the Tea Party. On the other hand, there have been Tea Party candidates, who have expressed such extreme views that they have cost the mainstream Republican Party election victories or in the least refused to compromise once in office […]

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Obama teams up with pro athletes to meet ACA deadline

| March 26, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the final, frenzied push to boost health insurance enrollment numbers under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama turned to sports figures to promote the health care law on television and online. Riding on the wave of the highly-anticipated NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known as March Madness, […]

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Affordable Health Care is right For America

| February 26, 2014

By John W. Boyd Jr. Founder and President, National Black Farmers Association Fast-forwarding to the end of Barack Obama’s presidency is becoming routine as eager political and media watchers jump the gun on how his two terms will be judged. Much of this future watching is discussion is focused on the Affordable Care Act. That […]

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Obama on defensive over healthcare glitches

Obama on defensive over healthcare glitches

| November 26, 2013

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON—Under unrelenting attacks–including from Democratic supporters–President Obama and White House officials continue to struggle as they try to blunt criticism that President Obama stretched the truth in describing coverage options for consumers who already had health insurance before the roll out of healthcare.gov and the individual mandate policy of […]

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Millions fall into healthcare coverage gap

Millions fall into healthcare coverage gap

| November 13, 2013

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent  WASHINGTON—Every day Richard Green, 67, wakes up in pain. He creeps over to the edge of the bed and sets his feet down, bracing himself for the day ahead. First are the pangs of putting each leg into his slacks. Then, he undergoes the torment of sliding each arm […]

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Dr. Ben Carson: A case study in mental health

Dr. Ben Carson: A case study in mental health

| October 23, 2013

Has Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson, noted neurosurgeon, lost his mind? He shocked not only the nation, but the world, when he said, “Obamacare is really, I think, the worst that has happened in this nation, since slavery.”

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Obamacare is leadership done right

Obamacare is leadership done right

| October 10, 2013

Of all the things President Barack Obama did wrong, he sho’ ’nuf’ got it right with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). His critics make us wonder how some congressmen and citizens even have the smarts “to get out of bed in the morning.”

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Next up in healthcare reform: What does the Affordable Care Act mean for you?

| September 12, 2013

Getting help in our community by Denise Porter-Ross Leathers In August, more than 200 people came to together locally to discuss the Affordable Care Act and how it would impact us in Fort Wayne. This act, often called ObamaCare, has been tossed around like a political hot potato, but as the dust is settling, we […]

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