The Tale of Two Healthcare Reforms

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it…

Preview: Tonight’s VP Healthcare Debate

Healthcare was barely mentioned during the ninety minute Presidential debate between Secretary Hillary Clinton and Real Estate mogul, Donald Trump back on September 26th. Both campaigns have a chance to redeem themselves with tonight’s first and only Vice Presidential debate that will be held tonight at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Mike Pence is the…

Preview: Tonight’s Clinton/Trump Healthcare Debate

Tonight, we will witness the much anticipated Presidential debate being held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, between two longstanding New York powerhouses: Secretary Hillary Clinton and Real Estate mogul, Donald Trump.  We should hope there is time for the candidates to clearly outline their healthcare policies and proposals. Why Healthcare? Healthcare will represent…

Kasich: When Republicans Defend Gov’t Spending

Out of the six remaining major Republican candidates for President, only two remain that can claim “Executive Experience”; former Governor Jeb Bush of Florida and Governor John Kasich of Ohio. On Saturday, February 13th the two Governors squared off during the Republican debate, tackling questions around expanding Medicaid programs while maintaining conservative values. Jeb’s Replacement Plan Jeb Bush…

The Curious Case of Hialeah

January 2016 marks the 3rd year of the Health Insurance Marketplaces, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act designed to help millions of Americans buy affordable, quality healthcare. In those three years, enrollment has grown to well over 12 million people. Thus far, 3 million new Americans enrolled in 2016. 35% of those enrolled…

Who Will Still Lack Insurance Coverage in 2016?

The Briefing Room has written in the past about the millions of Americans who have signed up for coverage since the passing of the Affordable Care Act. However, as the country gears up for its third year of coverage, questions still remain around those who are yet to sign up. Recent Gallup-Healthways polls show that the uninsured…

2nd State Goes “Basic” with Health Plans

The Affordable Care Act passed  on March 23, 2010, however not all sections of the law are in place across all 50 states. One such provision of the law is Section 1331, the Basic Health Program. This is an optional program for states that wish to offer even more affordable health coverage to uninsured Americans. All states offer…

Healthcare.gov Turns Three!

November 1st marks the third open enrollment period for the Healthcare Insurance Marketplaces (aka Obamacare). That means we are only one week away from millions of Americans being able to log into Healthcare.gov and either buy insurance for the first time or choose from new plans if they enrolled for health insurance coverage last year. Before the launch…

ACA: What Have We Learned 1 Year Later?

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Errol Pierre sat down with Arise America’s news anchor Debbye Turner Bell to discuss the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation in preparation for the upcoming QHP open enrollment period, which starts on November 15. Question 1: Has the percentage of uninsured people been reduced? Yes – in fact of the 45M…