Government Health Benefits
Government Health Benefits
Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White HouseBy: Keith Ellison
Need a one stop shop if you still haven't applied for health insurance coverage and are wondering what you need to do? Look no further. My hope is that this article will provide you everything you need to know to enroll in a health insurance plan before this years deadline.
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the national poverty rate for the continental US (for 2014) is $11,670/year. That's for one person, living by themselves. For every extra person in the household, you add $4,060.
The single greatest legislative accomplishment in the second half of the twentieth century came on July 30, 1965, the date President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments that created Medicare and Medicaid.
July 30, 1965 is a day that will go down as one of America's greatest days. After a truly bipartisan vote in both the House of Representatives and the US Senate, an amendment to the Social Security Act setting up our nations first public health insurance program passed and was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Of all the pieces of legislation that came about to help dig America out of the Great Depression, none had a greater impact than the Social Security Act. This single piece of legislation and subsequent amendments expanding the eligible number of recipients dramatically rewrote the social compact between the federal government and the citizens it governs.
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|04/03/14||The disputed math behind Medicaid expansion fight||Medicaid & Texas|
|03/17/14||Boehner’s claim that Obamacare has resulted in a ‘net loss’ of people with health insurance||Medicaid, Obamacare & Health Insurance Industry|
|03/07/14||Deep mysteries of the Medicaid expansion||Medicaid, Obamacare, Rick Scott & Florida|
|02/25/14||Rick Scott opposed Medicaid expansion before he supported it||Medicaid, Rick Scott & Florida|
|02/23/14||Scott Walker says federal government reneged on Medicaid payments to Wisconsin||Medicaid & Scott Walker|
|01/14/14||Rubio’s claim that Medicaid expansion funds will ‘go away’||Medicaid, Obamacare, Marco Rubio & Florida|
|01/10/14||Medicaid Estate Recovery Program||Medicaid & Obamacare|
|01/01/14||Illinois Medicaid Moving Forward in 2014||Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) & Illinois|
|12/31/13||Stunning new report undermines central GOP Obamacare claim||Medicaid, Obamacare, 113th Congress Republicans, Health Insurance Industry & Millions Will Lose Health Insurance Under Obamacare|
|12/15/13||Texas has highest uninsured rate and most uninsured children in country||Medicaid, Obamacare & Texas|
Mitt Romney, in a conversation with private donors, voice his belief that 47% of Americans are "dependent on government" and who "believe they are victims" who will vote for Obama because they think they are "entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing." When Romney was confronted with the comment he stood by his words.
Newt Gingrich publicly opposes Paul Ryan's budget proposal and take on reforming Medicare. He then flip flops on the issue when a majority of Republicans lash out at him.
Government Health Insurance News & Opinion Articles
|Fri Jul 31, 2015 | thedailybeast.com|
Every so often—okay, not very often actually, but more often than I hunt, or “take” (what a verb!), lions—I feel a little wistful about the Republican Party we all once...
|Thu Jun 11, 2015 | thenation.com|
RaDonna Kuekelhan and her sister, Cathy O’Mara, have spent their whole lives in and around southeast Kansas, a largely rural area wedged up against Oklahoma and Missouri....
|Mon Mar 16, 2015 | huffingtonpost.com|
More than 16 million Americans gained health coverage because of the Affordable Care Act, mainly via the law's health insurance exchange and Medicaid expansion, according...
|Tue Oct 21, 2014 | theatlantic.com|
Pity the poor Republican governor.
Take John Kasich of Ohio. He's caught between a state budget that has to be balanced every year, one of the least healthy state...
|Mon Sep 29, 2014 | politico.com|
Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the law has weathered a government shutdown, a Supreme Court challenge and scores of political attack ads. But...
Government Health Benefits Videos
|Mon Mar 03, 2014|
I talk to Michele Johnson, executive director of the Tennessee Justice Center, about Medicaid expansion...
|Mon Sep 09, 2013|
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