The ACA Leaves some People with Chronic Illnesses Behind

Many with chronic illnesses are counting down the days in anticipation of January 1, 2014– this is the day the Affordable Care Act rolls out its most significant changes.

Healthcare for Everyone - Ashoka Photos 2009

Ashoka Photos 2009

On that day, health insurance will be more accessible and affordable for this group of people, who have routinely been denied coverage or charged the highest rates because of their health conditions. (more…)

The Affordable Care Act Brings Welcome Benefits to People with Chronic Illnesses

Excerpt from The Affordable Care Act: How the Law Helps (and Doesn’t Help) People with Chronic Illnesses. Click here for the full article.


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Healthcare Pre-ACA

People with chronic illnesses in the United States have suffered greatly under the country’s broken healthcare system which has been in desperate need of reform for decades. Too many people have gone bankrupt trying to cover enormous medical bills; the high cost of prescription drugs means some are forced to choose between paying for food and buying life-saving medicines;  health insurance companies, the real “death panels,” have denied life-saving treatments and medications to people with chronic illnesses. (more…)

Health Care Reform Trivia Part II: The Health Care Gap in the United States


Amount of GDP spent on healthcare in the U.S. in 2012: 17.6 cents for every $1


U.S. population in 2012: nearly 313 million
Number of people on Medicaid in 2012: 72.6 million (23.2 percent)
Number of people without health insurance in 2012: 48 million (15.3 percent) (more…)

Imagine if Education were provided like Health Care in America (Throw out the Universal Education System and bring in the Education Companies!)

Our education system in the U.S. isn’t perfect—it’s got its problems. And yet it is an impressive achievement that we are able to provide a free education to every child. While a few people may grumble about paying taxes, we all share the cost of education, and we’ve gotten used to the idea that every child has a right to go to school. Our economy, living standard, and quality of life are more prosperous because of universal education.

It’s unfortunate we didn’t see the wisdom of providing universal health care in the U.S. as well. (more…)

Will Health Care Reform help Small Businesses and Nonprofits Afford Health Care Benefits?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), ObamaCare, Heath Care Reform—whatever you call it, it’s the same thing and it is the biggest reform in U.S. health care since Medicaid and Medicare were signed in to law in 1965. (more…)