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Insights Column 02.25.2011

No More Free Rides, Says Judge

Originally posted on The Huffington Post: Yesterday afternoon, a third federal district judge ruled that the personal responsibility clause in the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. The American Center for Law and Justice, a right-wing…

Insights Column 02.24.2011

Seven States Lead the Way on Exchange IT

Starting in 2014, health insurance exchanges will be up and running. They will serve as online hubs where individuals and businesses can shop for coverage with the help of easy-to-understand information on all their…

Insights Column 02.24.2011

Go back to the Wild West?

Just a year ago, children with pre-existing conditions like leukemia, or even asthma, could be denied health insurance. Seniors struggled to pay for prescription drugs when they reached the “doughnut hole.” And recent college…

Insights Column 02.23.2011

Stand with Wisconsin

The people's response to Governor Scott Walker's "budget repair bill" is a poignant reminder to each of us to engage in the broader debate about where we are headed as a country. Should not…

Insights Column 02.17.2011

Prevention is a top priority

Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law last March, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been working around the clock to implement its provisions. As part of their…

Insights Column 02.10.2011

The Constitutional Question

The recent court decisions regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, specifically the individual responsibility provision or “individual mandate,” have reignited the debate between opponents and proponents of the new law. With two…

Insights Column 02.04.2011

Self-employed, uninsured and dead from a heart attack at 54

This story was originally posted by Eve Gittelson on Daily Kos. This unspeakable tragedy, was just brought to my attention, I'm at a loss for words. Melissa Hall was a self-employed, freelance writer and editor.…

Insights Column 02.02.2011

Radical, Judicial Activism

Originally featured on Huffington Post Yesterday afternoon, Judge Rodger Vinson, who has presided over the 26-state lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, issued his ruling. In a decision that constitutes radical judicial activism run amok,…

Insights Column 02.02.2011

Health Action 2011: A great success

After attending our action-packed Health Action 2011 conference this past weekend, health care advocates from across the country are returning to their home states, ready to continue the fight for quality health care for…