UI Extension has resources online for health care law

URBANA — With a little more than a month left before Affordable Care Act open enrollment closes, the University of Illinois Extension says it’s providing an unbiased resource to help people make their health insurance choices. On a website called the Affordable Care Act in Illinois, the extension is providing fact sheets, a short video […]

Health Care Reform: Views From The Hospital Executive Suite

Pessimism pervades the national dialogue surrounding healthcare reform. Despite fixes to the federal exchange website and marked improvements in enrollment, politicians and pundits continue to assail the Affordable Care Act (ACA), offering grim predictions about the future of healthcare after its implementation. The law, they claim, is an unworkable train-wreck. It will produce a healthcare system […]

Joe Biden: Now you can judge affordable health care for yourself

By Joe Biden Tomorrow, Americans will be able to see for themselves that the Affordable Care Act isn’t about Washington politics. It’s about regular people shopping for insurance they can finally afford, and purchasing security and peace of mind along with it. President Barack Obama and I took office in the middle of the greatest […]

Little-known facts about the Affordable Care Act

So, let’s say you’re pregnant. (Fellas, bear with me here.) You’re thinking you’d like to breastfeed your new bundle of joy. You’re sure. Pretty sure. But how to work and nurse? Under the Affordable Care Act, you’ll get some help figuring that out. (Plus a free breast pump for just that purpose.) If you’re not […]

Idaho’s poorest fare worst in state’s health care reform

Obamacare is coming, even to Idaho. While other states including Washington have worked for years to implement it, and now are unveiling comprehensive health coverage options for the uninsured, Idaho’s Republican-controlled state government tried for years to fight it. The long fight left a legacy: Tens of thousands of the poorest of Idaho’s poor will […]

Clinical informatics critical to reform

The growth and maturity of clinical informatics over the past decade has been a prime catalyst in positioning the healthcare industry for the changes posed by reform measures. By understanding the process of analytics, clinical informatics specialists say healthcare providers have the insight necessary to make the process adjustments in the future. “Clinical informatics will […]

Is the health care law hurting the economy?

The battle over health care reform seems never ending. Just before House Republicans headed home for the summer recess, they voted yet again to repeal the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is a leading voice in the Senate against the health care law. In a floor speech, he urged Congress […]

Health care reform reaps benefits in Pa.

Despite Gov. Tom Corbett’s best efforts to undermine President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Pennsylvanians are about to reap yet another benefit from the landmark health care reform law. In less than two months, starting Oct. 1, Pennsylvanians will be able to begin enrollment in insurance plans that will become available […]

Barack Obama Defends Health Care Law, ‘Glitches’ And All

President Barack Obama used insurance companies’ latest consumer refunds as a chance Thursday to again defend his health care law and to insist that despite “glitches,” the measure will be fully implemented. Speaking at the White House just a day after House Republicans voted for the 38th time to repeal Obamacare, the president said he […]