The Benefits of the Affordable Care Act

The Supreme Court of the United States upheld parts of the Affordable Care Act. Some citizens hope this is a step toward universal healthcare which most of the industrialized world all ready has. The Physicians for a National Health Program offer health statistics from many of the OECD ( Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) nations and clear explanations why national healthcare would succeed in the U.S. They address the myths that universal healthcare 1. is inadequate with … [Read more...]

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Disabilityscoop "Man With Cerebral Palsy Finalist In Oprah Network Contest" by Michelle Diament Zach Anner, who has cerebral palsy, is a finalist in a contest to host his own show on the Oprah Winfrey Network. He wants to create a travel show “for people who never thought they could travel.”As a side note: Redditors, members of the massive internet forum Reddit, held a campaign last summer to support Zach.Read more at www.disabilityscoop.com/2011/02/21/zach-anner-finalist/12367/Disaboom C … [Read more...]

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Disabled American's Walking a Tightrope – Politicians Have the Saw

Before the Affordable Care Act, I could only receive health insurance through an employer or government health program based on disability (Medicare) or income (Medicaid). I am diabetic and have many other medical concerns. When you call to learn more about insurance or sign up the first thing they ask is: Do you have cancer? Are you diabetic? Are you HIV positive? The ACA prevents insurance companies from denying citizens due to pre-existing conditions or later dropping them when diagnosed with … [Read more...]

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