Post Tagged with: "Obamacare"

VIEWPOINT: Assure the Protection of our Patients

VIEWPOINT: Assure the Protection of our Patients

In uncertain times, conviction is the currency by which we judge the worth of an institution. To that end, Georgetown should act boldly by publicly endorsing efforts to save and augment former President Barack Obama’s health care law, the Affordable Care Act. You are likely familiar with the fundamentals of[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

MESA & BENNETT: The GOP’s Tom Brady Test

In history, there are make-or-break moments. After New England Patriots star quarterback Drew Bledsoe suffered internal bleeding in week two of the 2001 season, the team relied on baby-faced Tom Brady, a second-year quarterback with no professional experience. He proceeded to lead the team to a Super Bowl victory that[Read More…]

by February 3, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
PETROCHEILOS: Obamacare Endures Despite GOP Win

PETROCHEILOS: Obamacare Endures Despite GOP Win

After this election season, the Democrats have become America’s minority party in Washington, D.C. The Republican Party now controls the presidency, the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. What was expected by prominent political analysts like Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight to be a decisive Clinton win and a subsequently[Read More…]

by December 6, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Obama Solidifies Substantial Legacy

Presidential legacy is a tricky balance of the good, the bad and the scandalous. Should we remember former president Franklin D. Roosevelt for the New Deal without recalling his policy of Japanese internment? Should the Monica Lewinsky scandal overshadow former President Bill Clinton’s economic policy, which led to a federal[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

Students Eschew ACA for Private Plans

With the formal introduction of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act on Jan.1, Americans have another option for health insurance. But while the ACA launch has focused on enrolling young, healthy individuals in healthcare marketplaces, few Georgetown students, most of whom are covered under the university plan or their parents’ health[Read More…]

by February 11, 2014 0 comments City News, News
HOLLANDER: Negotiation a Smarter Way to Play Politics

HOLLANDER: Negotiation a Smarter Way to Play Politics

In 1997, just one year after the most recent government shutdown, the comedy “Wag the Dog” was released, with a plot centered on a fictional president launching a war against Albania to distract the public from his own sex scandal. Less than a year after “Wag the Dog,” President, Bill[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Opinion
GADEA: Division Derails Congress

GADEA: Division Derails Congress

When I voted Republican, I asked for a small government, not a petty one. Over the past few weeks, however, Congress has given us just that: a trifling government of power-hungry individuals with no regard for the nation’s increasing dysfunction. I’m reminded of the crew of a boat who let[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Tea Party’s Policy Flawed, Not Their Methods

For good reason, the government shutdown has been dominating the national consciousness over the past week. Throughout the nation, pundits and media figures have, with varying degrees of vitriol and irony, bemoaned the pathetic state of the United States’ political institutions. Public trust in Congress has reached an historic low,[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Chatter, Opinion

GOP Has Moral High Ground in Shutdown Fight

It has been alleged that the Republicans in the House of Representatives are holding the country hostage by refusing to approve any budget fully funding Obamacare. This accusation is an absurd calumny, which deserves nothing less than to be discounted as the falsehood it is. The only excuse for such[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
An Immature Strategy

An Immature Strategy

Everyone had “that” friend as a kid. You know who I’m talking about. The one who demanded a re-do after tossing a football straight to the other team because “the sun was in my eyes!” The one who rewrote the rules to cops and robbers every time he got tagged.[Read More…]

by October 1, 2013 0 comments Opinion