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June 27, 2012

The health care debate may be coming to a close, as the Supreme Court is set to rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act this morning.

The health care debate may be coming to a close, as the Supreme Court is set to rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act this morning.
 
The Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as “Obamacare,” is a piece of legislation that was enacted in 2010.
 
“We have now just enshrined, as soon as I sign this bill, the core principle that everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their health care,” President Barack Obama said in his statement on March 23, 2010.
 

February 29, 2012

Recently, a fervent and impassioned debate hit both houses of Congress. It has caused hours of contentious discussions and set the political blogopshere on fire. However, this debate isn’t about the national debt, the unemployment rate, Syria or even our continued military presence in Afghanistan. Nope, this debate is about whether or not insurance is required to cover contraception. 

 

Recently, a fervent and impassioned debate hit both houses of Congress. It has caused hours of contentious discussions and set the political blogopshere on fire. However, this debate isn’t about the national debt, the unemployment rate, Syria or even our continued military presence in Afghanistan. Nope, this debate is about whether or not insurance is required to cover contraception. 

February 2, 2012

 

In response to Trenton Winford’s “Pre-existing conditions unfortunate, but should not be covered.”

The Affordable Care Act is a controversial piece of legislation that seeks to address one of America’s most complex issues. This short, one-sided article ignores aspects of the ACA that act to protect not just patients, but insurance companies as well.  

February 1, 2012

John has an unfortunate story. He and his wife want to start a family, so they began searching for a house. The house they end up buying has a few problems, but it is a good starter house. The roof leaks, the cabinets need to be replaced and the foundation has some problems.

 

John has an unfortunate story. He and his wife want to start a family, so they began searching for a house. The house they end up buying has a few problems, but it is a good starter house. The roof leaks, the cabinets need to be replaced and the foundation has some problems.

After buying the house, like any responsible couple, they shopped for home insurance. They were told that the foundation will need to be repaired within the next year, so no insurance plan would cover the home’s foundation at a price John could afford.

October 12, 2011

From one liberal to the United States: Repeal Obamacare.
In the U.S., our health care system is broken. Simply tweaking the current system will do nothing to fix this. The largest problems facing our health care system are the sheer number of people living without health insurance, most of whom simply cannot afford it, and the quickly rising costs of medical treatment.

August 30, 2011

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has made creating a healthier lifestyle in Mississippi one of his main goals in an effort to raise awareness of better health.

“I believe every country has certain obligations to its citizens, and I think that means you need to set up priorities,” said Boll Stroud, a retired Oxford local.

“I think the health care of the citizens, which means life and death, is one of the highest priorities you can set as to what you are going to spend government money on.”

June 9, 2011

 

Imagine this situation: Instead of government sponsored Medicare, the United States offers vouchers to citizens so that they can purchase private health plans. Seems like an ideal situation right? Too bad it will never actually be tried, right?

Yet, if you look back to the past 15 years, a similar approach was attempted once. Then it was overhauled eight years ago. And guess what? It has been a colossal failure.  A money sink for Medicare.

January 23, 2011

Like most of the country, the state of Arizona is in a budget crisis. But Governor Jan Brewer’s proposed cuts to Medicaid are some of the most provocative cuts in state government.

Like most of the country, the state of Arizona is in a budget crisis. But Governor Jan Brewer’s proposed cuts to Medicaid are some of the most provocative cuts in state government.

Brewer has requested a federal waiver that, if approved, would temporarily remove 280,000 adults from Medicaid in the state. Although Brewer may see the waiver as a solution to the state’s projected $1.1 billion shortfall, it will have disastrous effects.

July 18, 2010

This past spring, Congress passed the “Affordable Care Act,” which instituted a new program- The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP).

 

This past spring, Congress passed the “Affordable Care Act,” which instituted a new program- The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP).

 

PCIP is one of the first aspects of the new act that Mississippi has adopted.

 

According to cit-data.com,16 percent of Lafayette County are not covered by health insurance.

 

Thirteen percent of children under the age of 18 are not covered.