On April 12, 2006, Mitt Romney signed the Massachusetts Health Insurance Reform into law. In doing so, he proudly stated that the new law would expand health insurance coverage and consumer protections to people across the state. Less than a year later, he touted “RomneyCare” as a model for nation-wide replication.
Andrea’s last post comparing ObamaCare to Romney’s Massachusetts Health Insurance Law (RomneyCare) might leave you with the impression that Romney would do something similar for the nation should he be elected in November. Unfortunately, everything Governor Romney has proposed during his campaign—what we might call RomneyCandidateCare—indicates the exact opposite.
It’s a straightforward question that a new report by Families USA looks into. And the answer itself is straightforward: President Obama’s plan helps many millions of consumers, while Governor Romney’s ideas would lead to a growing burden on America’s families.
99 percent of sexually active women aged 15 to 44 have used some form of birth control in their lives. This probably isn't news to most women who have made personal family planning decisions and understand why having access to birth control is so important. Having access to birth control keeps women in the driver's seat when making important decisions about their future, like when to take a major step in their career, when to start a family, or when to have a second child.
No one should ever have to choose between getting an education and quality health coverage. Unfortunately, before March 23, 2010, that was a choice that too many young adults had to face. But now, because the Affordable Care Act allows young adults to stay on their parents’ health plan until the age of 26, young adults like Amanda Kary can receive both.
Because she was able to stay on her parent’s health plan, Amanda had the peace of mind that allowed her to stay in school and pursue her dream of becoming a physician.
This blog was written by a guest blogger from Maryland.
I am a 25-year-old underemployed recent college graduate. I received a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Maryland in the spring of 2010. When I graduated, I was offered a full-time position with an engineering firm that had several transportation contracts. As the economy stalled, so did those contracts, and I was laid off in the winter of 2012.
Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the great contributions made by the Latino community. It’s also a chance to discuss the difficulties this community continually faces and reflect on the opportunities we have to improve the lives and well-being of Latinos.
Originally posted on Huffington Post.
Many of the important reforms that Obamacare provides will take a couple more years to be complete—big change takes time. But one already implemented provision has made a huge difference in more than a million people’s lives: Thanks to the law, young adults have health insurance because they can stay on their parent’s insurance plans until they turn 26.
Did you get a rebate check in the mail last month from your insurance company? Were you pleasantly surprised to see a smaller increase—or no increase at all—in your insurance premium this year? If you did, you’ve got Obamacare to thank!