The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) included new funding for preventive health and new protections for cancer survivors. We need to act now to protect these programs. The following programs are in danger: Prevention and Public Health Fund. This program, first put in place by the Affordable Care Act, provides grants for community […]
Shortly after the inauguration ended on Friday, President Donald Trump signed his first executive orders. Among them was an order directing Health and Human Services (HHS) and other agencies to dismantle, as allowed by the maximum extent of the law, “any provision…that would impose a fiscal burden on any State, or a cost, fee, tax, […]
Last night, January 20, President Obama delivered his 6th State of the Union address. The overall message was that we have emerged from a crisis to a position of strength. The President focused “less on a checklist of proposals and more on the values at stake in the choices before us.” Here are some of […]
Today, January 6, marks the first day of the 114th Congress and 13 new Senators and 58 new Representatives will start work in Washington, DC. For the first time in 8 years, Republicans will be in control of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Senator Mitch McConnell (Kentucky) will be the Senate Majority Leader (with a 54-46 majority) and Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) will lead the House (with a 246-189 majority). Of course, President Obama will remain in the White House as a “lame duck” President.
Remember these dates—November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015. This is the window of “open enrollment” when individuals can purchase a new health insurance plan or change their existing plan. This means that if you are currently uninsured, it’s important that you act now to purchase healthcare coverage. If you already purchased health insurance, you should […]