Presidential candidate Ted Cruz was reportedly on his wife’s health insurance in the past. However, his wife will take a leave of absence from her job to help Cruz on the campaign trail. Where will they get their health insurance?
Irony of ironies…Ted Cruz is known for opposing the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) health insurance law.
Raw Story: “Fox Business host John Stossel on Sunday asserted that most government was unnecessary because companies like Walmart would spontaneously provide assistance to disaster victims “in many more ways” than the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) could.”
A 2009 studyis meant to offer a strong reminder of why lawmakers should continue to try to provide health insurance to the millions of Americans who don’t have it and continue to fund Obamacare or find a suitable replacement.
“Replacing it with nothing” is not a viable option.
Researchers from Harvard Medical School said that a lack of insurance coverage can be tied to about 45,000 deaths a year in the United States. That’s per year. Compare that to the 58,000 Americans who died in the Vietnam War.
“If you extend coverage, you can save lives,” said Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a professor of medicine at Harvard who is one of the study’s authors. The research was published in the American Journal of Public Health.
The Harvard study found that people without health insurance had a 40 percent higher risk of death than those with private health insurance — as a result of being unable to obtain necessary medical care.
The risk appears to have increased since 1993, when a similar study found the risk of death was 25 percent greater for the uninsured. The increase in risk, according to the study, is likely to be a result of at least two factors.
One is the greater difficulty the uninsured have in finding care, and the other is improvements in medical care for insured people with treatable chronic conditions like high blood pressure.
“As health care for the insured gets better, the gap between the insured and uninsured widens,” Dr. Woolhandler said.
Dr. Rick Sacra is returning to Liberia after a surviving a battle with the deadly Ebola virus.
Sacra, 52, was a family physician from Massachusetts who survived Ebola. He underwent treatment at the Nebraska Medical Center after contracting the virus while treating patients in Liberia. He was released on Sept. 26.
It could be argued that – taking yearly inflation into account – Martin Luther King argued for a $15.27 minimum wage, according to Kyle Kulinski. King argued for a $2.00 minimum wage in 1963, which would be $15.27 today if one takes inflation into account.
Kulinski also states MLK was also pro-union, and was pro-healthcare.
Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Anna Kooiman warned viewers on Sunday that immigrant children attending public schools and receiving school lunches would take resources away from the children of citizens.
Court documents state that one day after the President’s decision speech on immigration reform, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives filed a lawsuit challenging the implementation of Obama’s signature healthcare law over employer-based coverage and payments to insurers, apparently as retribution.
Jonathan Turley, the lead counsel for House Republicans, said in a Friday blog post that the president’s actions blurred the lines between branches of government and usurped the ability of Congress to use the “power of purse” during the appropriations process.
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday filed the lawsuit challenging the implementation of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law over employer-based coverage and payments to insurers, according to court documents.
Republican officials say the House can still—and very well might—sue Obama over his orders to protect as many as five million immigrants from deportation, but the fact that they chose Friday morning to file their healthcare lawsuit sent a message that they would follow through on their own threats of action.
The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Washington against the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Treasury, targets a decision to delay implementation of the law’s employer mandate, which requires employers with more than 50 employees to offer healthcare coverage.
House Speaker John Boehner, in a statement, said that Obama had bypassed Congress to take “unilateral actions” when implementing the healthcare law, named The Affordable Care Act, and also known as Obamacare.