May. 12, 2017
New healthcare: a major scare
On May 4 the House of Representatives voted to replace the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. The American Health Care Act of 2017 passed the House with a 217-213 vote with all Democrats opposing the bill. Hotly debated with much controversy around the issue, the rights of people have essentially been ignored.
Apr. 28, 2017
The Bigly failure of Trump’s first 100 days
This Saturday will be the 100th day of the Trump presidency.
Apr. 14, 2017
Lies trump the truth
Orson Welles, the great American filmmaker, loved a good joke. He began his career with a radio broadcast about a Martian invasion of New Jersey that threw the whole country into a panic, and ended it with a movie called “F for Fake” about a Hungarian art forger and a few reflections on the fine art of scamming.
Feb. 13, 2015
Obamacare, tax incentives don’t help everyone equally
The New York Times carried a pair of stories over the past week that tells you all you need to know about the present state of America. Alma Ramos is a cook in an Austin, Texas, restaurant who would like the privilege that every civilized nation on earth extends to all its citizens as a matter of right, access to decent health care.
Nov. 14, 2014
Panel talks on Obamacare after Republican take over
A panel of three experts in the healthcare field gathered Nov. 6 in the Thomas R. Kline School of Law to discuss “Obamacare After the Election: Apocalypse or Resurrection” with about 25 students and professors, who were scattered comfortably in the lecture room. Public health-care law played an important role in the midterm Congressional elections, especially, after both the House and the Senate gained a substantial Republican majority.
Feb. 7, 2014
Experts give talk on health law and government
Drexel University School of Law presented a lecture and discussion on health law Jan. 30 with professors Robert I. Field and Barry R. Furrow. A month after the Affordable Care Act went into effect Jan. 1, acclaimed authors and nationally renowned health law experts Field and Furrow offered insight on the topic of health law, followed by a reception and book signing.
Nov. 13, 2013
Economists are to blame for Obamacare woes
Because Mitt Romney pioneered health care reform and the Obama administration supported the federal legislation that established it, maybe we should call it Robamacare. It’s been having problems, and not just with the website. Blame those on computer scientists. You can blame economists for the price fluctuations and unexpected cancellation of policies.
Nov. 12, 2013
Students debate merits of Obamacare
Far from the halls of Congress, the Drexel chapter of the American Medical Student Association met Nov. 7 in Disque Hall to debate the merits of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which is more commonly known as Obamacare.
Nov. 1, 2013
Obama’s had a bad year
It seems an age ago that Barack Obama, after his convincing defeat of Mitt Romney in 2012, began his second term in office. The president had fresh wind in his sails. In his inaugural and State of the Union addresses, he laid out an agenda of gun control before a nation that appeared finally ready for a serious approach to the subject after the horror of the Newtown school shootings. He also addressed immigration and education reform, infrastructure development and repair, and a systemic effort to bring climate change under control — in short, all the unachieved goals of his first term. He spoke hopefully of bipartisan support for these goals and forcefully about Congress’ and the country’s moral obligation toward the victims of Newtown, Conn.
Oct. 25, 2013
ACA good for economy
One of the U.S.’ most hot-button topics today is health care reform, which was recently brought to the forefront of debate on the floor of Congress and the dinner tables of families alike, in part by the Affordable Care Act, endorsed by President Obama, which will be largely implemented on Jan. 1, 2014. Of course, there has been a great deal of controversy regarding the merits of health care reform, and the ACA has been challenged at every turn.