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Here's Why The Richest Nation In The World Still Can't Get Health Care Right

WASHINGTON -- Five years ago, U.S. President Barack Obama and his Democratic Party had a crazy idea that maybe the richest nation in the history of the world should do something to make its fragmented, inequitable and very expensive health care system a little better.<p><b>So you Yanks finally got around</b> …

Affordable Care Act is working, Obama insists in upbeat White House speech

Obama says 'I don't get why people are working so hard to stop Americans getting health cover' as figures show 7.1m people signed up for healthcare plan<p>Barack Obama sought to turn the political tide on healthcare on Wednesday after a late surge in enrolment pushed the final number of Americans …

Millennials on Obamacare: what do you mean, affordable?

When President Obama promised millennials that they could get health insurance for $100 a month or less, he wasn't thinking of Assante, a young New Yorker with two part-time jobs and a high cost of living.<p>Assante works two part-time jobs as a server and has lived in New York for about five years. …

The Affordable Care Act Gets Us a Step Closer to Equitable Health Care

As a person who has been living with what's commonly known as "a preexisting health condition," and one that can require expensive surgery and even result in emergency-room visits if it gets out of control, I consider the Affordable Care Act a lifesaver. It provides the most hope I have ever had …

The Healthy, the White, and the 50-Plus Are Most Likely to Oppose Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act isn’t popular. We know that from several polls, which confirm repeatedly that more Americans don’t like the Obamacare …

The affordable care act and treatment for “Substance Use Disorders:” Implications of ending segregated behavioral healthcare

The Affordable Care Act (2010) and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (2008) are expected to transform substance abuse prevention and …

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Insurance Must Cover Mental Health, Substance Abuse Just Like Physical Illness: Kathleen Sebelius

The Obama administration announced new rules on Friday that will require insurers to cover the treatment of mental health and substance abuse in the same manner they would physical maladies.<p>The regulations, unveiled by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, would cover "most" of …