Tag Archives: Health reform

Americans Saved Billions Thanks to the Affordable Care Act – And Medical Loss Rebates Are On the Way

According to a new report, Americans buying individual market health insurance saved $1.2 billion in 2011 and $2.1 billion in 2012 because law has begun to hold insurance companies accountable. Under the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies are required to spend 80 to 85 percent of premium dollars on medical care and health care quality […]

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President Obama and Sandra Fluke Speak Out for Women’s Health

President Obama held a grassroots event in Denver, Colorado yesterday, with Sandra Fluke at his side. Fluke, is a Georgetown University student who was verbally attacked by radical right-wing media personalities like Rush Limbaugh and other Republican extremists for speaking out for women’s health. Fluke  joined the President in Denver, where they highlighted how health […]

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Annie Burkey on Obamacare: “I have a second chance at life.”

Annie Burkey survived an extremely rare form of cancer and without Obamacare she runs the risk of not being covered in the future due to her pre-existing conditions. Now with a second chance at life; she’s taking nothing for granted. After hearing President Obama speak on Planned Parenthood she started volunteering in Colorado. Now she’s […]

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33 Reasons Why Republicans Shouldn’t Have Voted to Repeal ‘Obamacare’ for the 33rd Time

President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010, helping make sure that millions of Americans can finally have health insurance. Since then, Republicans have voted to repeal part or all of Obamacare 33 times. That’s 33 attempts to scrap health reform without offering a single idea on how to replace […]

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Faces of Change: A Fighting Chance

At 26 years old, Erica was denied health insurance due to a pre-existing condition. But thanks to the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) under the Affordable Care Act, health care is in Erica’s hands. Watch and share today’s video.

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Karl Rove’s Super PAC Ad Distorts Health Care Law

Karl Rove’s conservative super PAC, Crossroads Generation, released an ad attacking President Obama’s health care reform law. Its fast-talking narrator tries to mislead young Americans by making several false claims about the law and how it helps them access affordable, quality health insurance. Here are the facts about what health reform does for young people […]

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Affordable Care Act Helps Improve Access to High Quality, Coordinated Care

Yesterday, the Department of Heath and Human Services announced that 219 community health centers received another $128.6 million to help them expand their reach, supporting approximately 5,460 jobs and serve 1.25 million additional patients. Today’s announcement is one in a series of efforts to make our community health centers stronger. Since the passage of the Affordable […]

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National Women’s Health Week by the Numbers: 20.4 Million

Today is the third day of National Women’s Health Week, and an opportunity for all women to prioritize their health well-being by scheduling annual screening and exams. President Obama’s health reform law requires that new health insurance plans cover preventive services such as mammograms, pap smears, and well-woman visits with no co-pay or deductible. Because of this provision in the Affordable […]

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Guaranteeing Value for Your Premium Dollars

When we pay for health insurance, we want to know that most of what we are paying for is for health care, not advertising, executive bonuses or overhead. It’s pretty simple: we want to get a good value for our premium dollars. Thanks to a new rule (the “80/20 rule”) in the Affordable Care Act, you […]

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Health Care Law Invests in Nurses

Today, we celebrate the start of National Nurses Week. Nurses are at the center of the American health system.  And they do it all, from delivering preventive care to our children to helping seniors manage chronic disease. Thanks to the President’s new health care law, there will be significantly more nurses to help make our […]

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