Affordable Care Act en Intelligence Squared U.S. - Obamacare is now beyond rescue <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Sunday, February 2 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the disastrous launch of the website, critics of the Affordable Care Act, or </span>“Obamacare<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” were given more fuel for the fire. Is this political hot potato's inevitability once again at stake? And is the medical community really on board with the law, or resisting (rewriting?) it from the sidelines?</span><br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Arguing for the resolution are: <a href="" target="_blank">Dr. Scott </a></span><a href="" target="_blank">Gottlieb</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Practicing Physician &amp; Former Deputy Commissioner of the FDA and <a href="" target="_blank">Megan </a></span><a href="" target="_blank">McArdle</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Writer and Columnist for Bloomberg View.</span><br><br>Arguing against the resolution are: <a href="" target="_blank">Jonathan Chait</a>, Political Commentator and Columnist for New York Magazine and <a href="" target="_blank">Dr. Douglas Kamerow</a>, Family Physician &amp; Former Assistant Surgeon General.</div><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 39496 at Intelligence Squared U.S. - Obamacare is now beyond rescue Affordable Care Act Coverage & Calculator <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The federal health law&#39;s individual marketplaces are scheduled to start enrollment on October 1. Nearly all Americans will be required to have health insurance starting January 1, 2014, or else they will be liable for a tax penalty. There is considerable confusion about the law. People aren&#39;t sure if they qualify and they have no clear idea of how much insurance might cost.</span></p><p>This localized calculator produced in collaboration with the Kaiser Family Foundation allows users to plug in some of their financial and demographic info and find out if they qualify for an insurance exchange subsidy or Medicaid -- and how much they might have to pay.</p><p><strong>Click on this post for the calculator.</strong></p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:00:00 +0000 34041 at Affordable Care Act Coverage & Calculator Health care subsidies will reach deeply into Louisiana's middle class <p>Families USA, the Washington-based health care consumer advocacy group, says more than 353,000 Louisianans will be eligible for financial assistance to purchase premiums through the new health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. What’s more, according to executive director Ron Pollack, nearly 2 million Louisianans with pre-existing conditions won’t be denied coverage or charged higher premiums due to their health ailments.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:07:16 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 33426 at Health care subsidies will reach deeply into Louisiana's middle class La. lawmaker draws attention to health care bill <p>Flanked by supporters, Louisiana District 3 Rep. Barbara Norton of Shreveport explained her motivations yesterday for filing a bill that would require the state to sign on to an expansion of the Medicaid program and participate in the Affordable Care Act. Estimates are that up to 400,000 more Louisianans could be eligible for Medicaid next year and thereafter if the state chose to expand the program, with the federal government picking up most of the tab. Gov. Bobby Jindal has criticized such a move, calling Medicaid an inefficient and poorly managed program. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:10:35 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 25093 at La. lawmaker draws attention to health care bill NPR Coverage of U.S. Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act <p><strong>Airs&nbsp;Wednesday, March&nbsp;28 at 7:00&nbsp;p.m.</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;The U.S. Supreme Court has been&nbsp;hearing arguments in the one of&nbsp;the most important legal and policy cases of our generation.&nbsp;Today&nbsp;the justices will consider the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.&nbsp; The Supreme Court&nbsp; will release audio of today&#39;s arguments and NPR will offer one-hour wrap specials tonight of the arguments.&nbsp;Jennifer Ludden, NPR correspondent, will host tonight&nbsp;special. We will have edited highlights of the arguments before the justices. Tentative guests include Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg, Health Policy Correspondent Julie Rovner and National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0000 8872 at NPR Coverage of U.S. Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act