Post Tagged with: "affordable care act"

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

Health Center Hours Sickeningly Short

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) dominated news coverage last week for his almost-filibuster against the Affordable Care Act. Personally, I have never held strong opinions on the ACA, but catching the recent flu that has been gripping campus has shed new light on how profound an effect simple clinical health care can[Read More…]

by October 1, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Georgetown Insurance to Cover Contraception

After revisions to the Affordable Care Act in late June, Georgetown student and faculty health insurance will cover contraception through United Healthcare beginning August 15. The Obama administration’s final ACA regulations require insurance companies to pay directly for contraceptive services for those covered by nonprofit organizations that oppose contraception on religious grounds.[Read More…]

by July 18, 2013 0 comments City News, News

HHS Mandate Revised for Religious Institutions

The White House has changed provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that would have required religious organizations to pay for contraception Jan. 31. The proposed rules would allow women free access to contraceptives while accommodating the needs of non-profit religious organizations that object to birth control, including[Read More…]

by February 4, 2013 0 comments City News

A Much-Anticipated Ruling

Amid the ongoing debate on contraceptives, it’s easy to forget we’re not just talking about birth control, but a health care bill that will drastically change the future of this nation. In a few days, the Supreme Court will hear much-anticipated oral arguments in a case challenging President Obama’s health[Read More…]

by March 22, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Healthcare Reform Earns Praise

Healthcare reform is one of the most contentious issues in American politics, and for good reason. The current American healthcare system is broken, and while the reforms presented in the Affordable Care Act of 2010 are not perfect, they are a step in the right direction. The most important element[Read More…]

by April 29, 2011 0 comments Opinion