Obamacare

The liberal publication Vox thought it would receive positive stories about Obamacare. They thought wrong

Vox asks for pro-Obamacare anecdotes, gets horror stories instead

As talk about Obamacare repeal and replacement heats up, the liberal publication Vox took to social media to hear from fans and American citizens who benefitted the most from the health care law. The publication started up by Ezra Klein, who rode the coattails of Hillary Clinton during the campaign, wanted to hear their favorite Obamacare […]

Trump to roll out Obamacare repeal and replacement in March

Amidst discussing fake news and Russia during a Thursday press conference, President Trump announced that he will unveil his Obamacare replacement in March. (Photo via AP)

On Thursday, President Trump announced that his Obamacare alternative will be unveiled in March. When asked by a reporter about tax reform during Thursday’s press conference, the President dovetailed into Obamacare, saying, “Tax reform is going to happen fairly quickly. We’re doing Obamacare. We’re in final stages. We should be submitting the initial plan in March, […]

Price sworn in at HHS: “No one better prepared” to dismantle Obamacare

Dr. Tom Price was sworn in to lead HHS. What will it mean for millennials? (Photo via AP)

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) was confirmed by the Senate to lead the Department of Health and Human Services early on Friday morning. After the Senate approved a budget blueprint to gut the Affordable Care Act, this is the next major step in repealing and replacing Obamacare. Price, who has served in Congress since 2005 and was an […]

Ted Cruz exposed how millennials are defrauded by Obamacare [VIDEO]

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) just made  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) his son after he owned him during Tuesday night's CNN debate on Obamacare. (Photo via CNN)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is on a hitting streak in 2017. First, he owned Deadspin on Twitter. On Tuesday night, Cruz destroyed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in a CNN town hall debate on Obamacare. And he did it by exposing the flawed health care law’s treatment of millennials. “There’s no group in America that’s been […]

GOP shouldn’t create their own 2,700 omnibus bill to replace Obamacare

Senate Maj. Ldr. Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan are struggling to find the ideal replacement to Obamacare. If anything, they should do it step-by-step. (Photo via AP)

House and Senate Republicans are hastily trying to find a health care plan to replace Obamacare once it’s repealed. According to a leaked recording of a closed door meeting in Philadelphia last Thursday, GOP leaders expressed concern about how they could find a better, long-term health care solution. “We’d better be sure that we’re prepared to live […]

Trump takes on Big Pharma, promises to lower drug prices

President Trump is finally going after the pharmaceutical industry, something that President Obama wasn't able to do. (Photo via AP)

In a populist move only characteristic of the new president and Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump is going after the pharmaceutical industry. On Tuesday, President Trump told drugmakers during a meeting at the White House that drug prices were “astronomical.” He promised to lower the cost for government health programs while also finding ways to expedite new medicines […]

Rand Paul unveils Obamacare replacement: Millennials should love it

Kentucky Senator and Dr. Rand Paul has finally released his plan to replace Obamacare. Will it provide the relief that millennials need? (Photo via AP)

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released his comprehensive plan to replace Obamacare on Wednesday, which is oddly enough named “The Obamacare Replacement Act” (S.222). If Paul’s plan is passed into law, it might be the relief millennials need. One of the key highlights to Paul’s plan is repealing the “individual and employer mandates, community rating restrictions, rate review, […]

Millennials hopeful for future after Trump’s swearing-in [VIDEO]

Millennials are more hopeful for their future now that Donald Trump is officially the 45th President of the United States. (Photo via screenshot)

Friday was a day of celebration for thousands of Trump supporters who converged on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to witness Donald Trump take the oath of office and officially become the 45th President of the United States. Scores of millennials attended their first inauguration and show their support, hoping that the new president […]

Meet the ACAlternatives: Your potential Obamacare replacements

Carolyn Kaster, Associated Press

Days before taking office, President-Elect Donald Trump is offering additional clues about how he intends to replace Obamacare following the widely-anticipated repeal. “We’re going to have insurance for everybody. There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it,” he told the Washington Post. “That’s not going […]

Obamacare still struggling to sign up millennials

It isn't surprising that Obamacare would be less popular among those with the lowest medical costs. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

By Philip Klein, Washington Examiner Hoping to blunt the momentum of Obamacare repeal, officials are spending the closing days of the Obama administration trying to push the idea that the president’s signature healthcare law is a success. But a new administration report touted for showing growing enrollment on the law’s exchanges also contained bad news: […]

Rand Paul “excited” for Trump’s presidency, hopes to repeal Obamacare

(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

After Donald Trump’s surprising general election win, recently re-elected Kentucky senator and millennial favorite, Rand Paul, indicated that Congress would spend its first month under the new administration pushing to repeal overburdensome Obama regulations. “I have a prediction to make this morning,” Paul said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “I think we’re going to spend the […]

Thanks, Obamacare: Millennials face massive insurance premium increases

(Business Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from The Department of Health and Human Services)

The Affordable Care Act isn’t so ‘affordable’ anymore – especially for young and healthy millennials. Earlier this week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the cost of health insurance plans through the Obamacare exchanges were set to increase by an average of 25 percent in the upcoming year. The changes vary considerably […]

Why millennials still aren’t enrolling in Obamacare

David J. Phillip/Associated Press

Millennial enrollment in Obamacare continues to be low, which has caused the Obama Administration to begin a campaign intended to promote greater participation in the program among young adults, ages 25-34. The president will hold a “Millennial Outreach and Engagement Summit” at the White House on Tuesday to articulate the minutia of his plan, and he has already written letters […]

Are millennials going to have health care in 10 years?

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File

I just graduated from college, and I’m worried that recent developments in the health care sector of our economy foreshadow a bleak future for young people. Will I have access to care when I hit 30 years old? Thousands of Americans are losing insurance and the promise of “affordable care” seems like it was a lie. Obamacare has […]

How millennials are driving free market health care improvements

In a Friday, May 6, 2016 photo, LSU medical student Felicia Venable, left, examines a patient as fellow students and medical residents observe during daily rounds at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La. Louisiana’s deep, persistent budget troubles are endangering the future of medical training programs. Proposed cuts to hospitals could damage the stream of new doctors for a generation, in a state that has chronic shortages of health care workers and some of the worst health care outcomes in the nation.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The high expectations of youth, nurtured by the era of the smartphone, could drive health care to become more responsive to patient demands. “The focus on living to be well, combined with an emphasis on cost consciousness and a thirst for convenience, could drastically recast the health care systems in towns big and small,” Holly […]

Study: How to combat obesity? Smoke

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

The dramatic decline in smoking rates helped lower lung cancer and cardiovascular disease, but it’s also correlated with a rise in obesity. In health as in economics, there are no solutions — only tradeoffs. “It’s not unreasonable to think that the two might be at least somewhat related,” according to The Washington Post. Charles Baum, […]

Will these new regulations be the end of e-cigarettes?

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

A state and federal campaign against e-cigarettes threatens to restrict and ban them, though they’re a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes. In California on Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown signed “a package of bills” that increase the legal smoking age to 21 while adding restrictions, regulations, and prohibitions for e-cigarettes and tobacco products, according to The […]

High healthcare costs push millennials to save money by avoiding the doctor

(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

High healthcare costs have led millennials to put the health of their bank account before the health of their body, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. Fifty percent of millennials admitted to delaying treatment because of cost, a survey from Xerox found. That’s not a dramatic deviation from the norm, either. About 45 percent of adults […]

Single-payer healthcare proposition will be on ballot in Colorado

Image via ColoradoCareYES.co

While everyone has their eyes on the presidential election for 2016, one state proposal could make huge news. As Healthcare Dive recently reported, Colorado will vote on single-payer healthcare in the upcoming election. The group behind the initiative, ColoradoCareYES has collected 10,000 signatures for it to appear on the ballot. The group’s website advertises the initiative […]

New Obamacare signup contest: 20 Liberal cities compete for Obama visit

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In order to boost enrollment numbers, President Obama has launched an Obamacare sign-up contest. Twenty cities have been pit against each other to see which one has the greatest increase in enrollment. Each of them is conveniently run by a Democratic mayor. The winning city will then be visited by Obama. What a prize. The […]