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Health Education

© Jen Sorensen What is going to happen as people realize that all the lies they have been fed about Obamacare aren’t true? Indeed, the only complaints about the ACA that are actually true is that a single payer system would have been far simpler, easier to implement, and cost less. But of course the […]

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Deadline

Stephen Colbert is on a roll lamenting the fact that Obamacare exceeded the enrollment expectations by its March 31 deadline: Note that 7.1 million people enrolling exceeds the original projections for the ACA, before all the problems with healthcare.gov and the (premature) reports from conservative sources that enrollment numbers would not reach even the lowered […]

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Why ask a question if you don’t care about the answer?

On March 24, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), he who shut down the government in a failed attempt to repeal Obamacare, went to Facebook and posted the following: Quick poll: Obamacare was signed into law four years ago yesterday. Are you better off now than you were then? Comment with YES or NO! Did he really […]

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Healthy Blowback

© Mike Stanfill I have an actual Obamacare horror story to add to this comic. In Michigan, Democratic senator Carl Levin is retiring, leading to one of the most hotly contested races for control of the Senate. Republican Terri Lynn Land has been leading in the polls against Democrat Gary Peters for the last couple […]

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Boehner’s Whopper

At a press conference, House Speaker John Boehner claims that Obamacare has resulted in a “net loss of people with health insurance”. A reporter even questions Boehner to make sure the Speaker didn’t mis-speak. Boehner repeats his claim. But it is absolutely not true.

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The Stages of Healthcare Grief

First the Republicans tried to repeal Obamacare (over and over and over again). Then they tried to ignore it, claiming that it would collapse under its own weight (forcing Obama to unilaterally fix a few bugs in its original implementation). But now it looks like they have moved on to the acceptance phase of grief. […]

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Third World Health Care

Sorry I didn’t post this sooner. But as Obamacare shows, better late than never! UPDATE: You know those questions that don’t actually ask a question but try instead to push an answer? Like these ones by Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) asked at a Senate hearing on healthcare to Canadian physician and health policy professor Danielle […]

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Follow the Obamacare Money

I am constantly amazed at the creativity of investment funds. I didn’t realize until today that there are mutual funds that allow investors to bet for or against the Affordable Care Act. So what does Wall Street think about Obamacare? According to Bloomberg Businessweek “investors have bet 45 times more money on Obamacare’s success than […]

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Out of Thin Air

The group Americans for Prosperity — funded by the Koch brothers — is taking heat for several deceptive negative campaign ads they are running. In Louisiana, they are running attack ads against Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu. The ad features a number of people who appear to be Louisiana residents, receiving letters telling them that their […]

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Old News, Again

Tuesday, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on Obamacare and conservatives immediately jumped on it, saying that it proves that the ACA will damage the economy by destroying jobs. Even the “liberal” Washington Post fell for it, running an article with a headline that incorrectly stated that the CBO estimated that the […]

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Sabotage?

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers gave the GOP response to Obama’s State of the Union speech, and promoted a story about a purported failure of Obamacare: Not long ago I got a letter from Bette in Spokane, who hoped the President’s health care law would save her money – but found out instead that her premiums […]

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Healthy Separation of Church and State?

© Matt Wuerker Yes, the Supreme Court really did temporarily rule that employers can refuse to cover birth control in their health insurance plans based on religious beliefs. For now, the ruling only applies to a few Catholic groups involved in lawsuits challenging the ACA based on their claims that it infringes on their religious […]

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Death by Free Market

I’ve made no secret that I believe in free markets (I have started several companies and have worked as a CEO) but I have two caveats: First of all, what I mean by free market is not always what politicians or conservative pundits mean when they use the term “free market”. A free market is […]

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Physicians Heal Themselves

More good news for health care reform. The rise in health care costs has hit a 50-year low, and is likely to stay low for at least the next few years. Meanwhile, a survey of hospital executives shows that 93% of them believe that Obamacare will improve the quality of US health care (55% believe […]

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Private Sectors

We all know that only the government screws up building a website. Right? Because the private sector does everything perfectly! While the media was fixated on the problems with the healthcare.gov website, meanwhile Obamacare scored a huge success in an even more significant area. It is dramatically slowing the cost of healthcare. Ironically, this is […]

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