Updates on Obamacare

This section of the Medical Sociology Website is created to provide up-to-date information about the "Affordable Care Act" AKA "Obamacare. The goal is to keep members updated on the ongoing debate on this major legislation that has a potential to alter the US healthcare system. On this page we provide links to different information resources about the legislation. While we try to present balanced information from diverse sources, we claim no support or opposition to the opinions reflected in the information.

Recent news stories -10/20/2013

  • Obamacare applications near half million; website called 'unacceptable'
  • HHS 'committed to doing better' on insurance exchanges
  • Obamacare: How affordable is health insurance after the Affordable Care Act?
  • Damage control: Administration pledges Obamacare enrollment fixes
  • Big insurers avoid many state health exchanges
  • Nearly 500K sign up during messy rollout of Obamacare, WH says
  • Affordable Care premiums lower than expected
  • Affordable Care Act provides new tools in fight against breast cancer
  • Medicaid gap leaves Obamacare haves and have-nots
  • Can The White House Hit Its Obamacare Goal? How To Understand New Data
  • Older stories 10/2/2013-10/1/2013

  • People With Disabilities Storm House Building, Demand Boehner Leave Obamacare Alone
  • Glitches continue to plague health insurance marketplaces
  • Obamacare—A Game-Changer in the Making?
  • Why Obamacare Is Unpopular With Small Business Owners
  • After Years Of Political Talk, The Obamacare Fight Gets Real
  • The truth is, Americans love Obamacare
  • Obamacare Could Save Some Of The Poorest Americans $1,429 Per Year: Study
  • Obamacare exchanges now open: Here is what small businesses need to know
  • ObamaCare reg on digital patient records raises security concerns
  • Rush of interest continues on insurance Web sites
  • Some Americans Say They Support the Affordable Care Act but Not Obamacare
  • First-day jitters
  • Right-Wing Media Back GOP's Harmful ACA Delay Proposal
  • Why the Health Care Law Scares the G.O.P.
  • Young Latinos Are Feeling the Positive Effects of the Affordable Care Act
  • For uninsured and under-insured Latinos, Affordable Care Act is a long overdue prescription
  • Explaining health care law to mixed-status families, young people
  • 5 Ways Obamacare Benefits Black Women
  • Congressional Black Caucus urges African-Americans to #GetCovered
  • Obamacare is a Triumph for African-Americans
  • Affordable Care Act addresses some health disparities, perpetuates others, experts say
  • US Starts Selling Health Insurance to Uninsured
  • US employers slashing worker hours to avoid Obamacare insurance mandate
  • Older stories - 22/9/2013

  • How the new health exchanges work come October 1
  • Vista Latina: Latino enrollment in ACA seen as key to success
  • Budget Bill battle over Obamacare opens new GOP schism
  • Experts say Obamacare Structure leading to Hospital Cuts
  • Michelle Singletary: the ACA and mental health
  • Pelosi 'optimistic' about fixing some labor worries in health care law
  • As ACA takes effect, Medicaid expansion still major issue
  • Obamacare pushes for parity in mental health coverage
  • Obamacare unleashes benefit changes from companies to cities
  • Trader Joe’s Explains Why It’s Cutting Health Benefits For Part Timers
  • Obamacare Myths Explored
  • Obamacare 3 Times More Popular Among Blacks Than Whites: Study
  • A Dozen Hospitals Are Laying Off Staff and Blaming Obamacare. Don't Believe Them
  • Affordable Care Act, and all of its complexities, set to start Oct. 1
  • Affordable Care Act proponents: Health Insurance Marketplace to save money
  • Coburn: Senate Cannot Defund Obamacare
  • Scrutiny mounts for Cruz's Senate filibuster plan as shutdown deadline nears
  • Pelosi: Republicans using 'legislative arson' in budget battles
  • Affordable Care Act Q and A