In yesterday’s New York Times, columnist Ross Douthat made a startling contention: he says that research shows that access to health insurance doesn’t have a measurable effect on overall wellness. He cited data from a RAND study conducted in the 1970 and a new study based on outcomes from people enrolled in Medicaid in Oregon. [...]
How voters view health care and women’s jobs will have a major impact on the outcome of the presidential election. I say this, not because I’m a pundit or a pollster, but because of what I see in my job as a doctor. As a hospital physician, I’m often faced with patients who can no [...]
“The Republican platform and the speaker lineup for the Republican National Convention demonstrate a fundamental disregard for women and women’s health.” Spoken by the president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, we can safely assume that the speaker is most interested in reproductive health policy. I argue that too often we conflate attention to and [...]
Back in March, ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, I wondered what might happen to the Medicaid expansion. The question before the court in Florida v. Health and Human Services was whether the federal government could require states to expand their Medicaid eligibility and whether, if states [...]
I admit to being quite surprised—and delighted—by the news that the Supreme Court upheld nearly all parts of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) or what the right often calls “Obamacare.” When Chief Justice Roberts joined the four justices already expected to find the law constitutional, he defied my expectations. Perhaps you can forgive my pessimistic [...]
Chief Justice Roberts left another scar on the presidency of George W. Bush this morning as he sided with liberal judges in an effort to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. Nominated by ‘Dubya’ in 2005, Roberts was expected to support the opposition’s assertion that the mandate — requiring all Americans to purchase health [...]
American families across the country are breathing a major sigh of relief. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as “Obamacare“) is constitutional and that Congress was within its power to mandate that Americans buy health insurance or be subject to a financial penalty. Now, there are all sorts of [...]
Election Year 2012 marches on to November. Here and there social causes are used as political footballs. Some candidates surviving the latest tackle will see a few more yards. But there is one national issue that we, particularly women of all ages, cannot allow to be benched – health care insurance and the basic reforms [...]
Earlier this week, I wrote a blog for Daily Kos outlining my discomfort around the Catholic Bishops’ attacks against the Affordable Care Act because of a mandate to cover birth control. Since then, I snail-mailed a letter to Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of the Archdiocese of Oakland, California, in the same contribution envelope I was sent [...]
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