Tag: obamacare

Medicaid Mason-Dixon Line

Medicaid Mason-Dixon Line

| June 30, 2015

By LeeAnn Hall, Alliance for a Just Society and Glenn Harris, Center for Social Inclusion There’s a new Mason-Dixon Line being drawn in our country—and it runs right through Medicaid, one of the country’s most important health insurance programs. Historically, the Mason-Dixon Line marked the division between states that embraced slavery and states that rejected […]

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Third District candidate Dr. Pam Galloway responds to SCOTUS ruling on ACA

Third District candidate Dr. Pam Galloway responds to SCOTUS ruling on ACA

| June 30, 2015

WARSAW–Dr. Pam Galloway, candidate for the Third Congressional District of Indiana, has issued the following statement: “Earlier today, the Supreme Court announced a flawed decision in King v. Burwell to uphold subsidies for the federal Obamacare exchanges. These subsidies were not authorized by the plain language of the law, and were simply created by the […]

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Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings

Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings

| April 17, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Even as health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent African Americans and about half of whites didn’t know that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can help those that need it the most to cover some of those costs. According to the […]

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AARP monthly meeting scheduled for March

| February 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Chapter 187 of AARP is scheduled to hold its monthly free educational presentation at 2 p.m., March 5 at the Community Foundation, 555 East Wayne St., Fort Wayne (corner of Wayne and Monroe). Mary Haupert, president of Neighborhood Health Clinics Inc. in Fort Wayne, is scheduled to present on some of […]

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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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