Obamacare: A scholar’s tale

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The chant to “repeal and replace” Obamacare threatens six years of my scholarly life. My newest book, Nursing with a Message: Public... Read more

The Affordable Care Act is about public health — our health

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There has been much discussion of the impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on individual health insurance. The Congressional Budget... Read more

Pregnancy as a pre-existing condition? Just repeal the ACA.

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The Affordable Care Act prevents insurance companies from refusing to cover you or charge you more because you have a "pre-existing condition... Read more

ACA repeal recalls politics of maternity and infant care ... in the 1920s

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It was no surprise that Republican members of the new Congress, sworn in just 10 days before, voted last week to repeal the Affordable Care... Read more

Could undocumented immigrants help Obamacare?

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The spirit of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “Obamacare,” is to achieve some semblance of universal health insurance coverage... Read more

Birth control and the Affordable Care Act (and, yes, the pope)

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With much of the East Coast enthralled by the visit of Pope Francis, let's review an issue that pits – perhaps – the pontiff's... Read more

The 2015 GOP Debate: No surprises to answers on health care

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Ten Republican Presidential candidates appeared in the primetime debate on August 6: Senator Marco Rubio from Florida, Senator Ted Cruz from... Read more

The Affordable Care Act and States’ wrong

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The Supreme Court issued a lot of important and sensible rulings last week: enshrining marriage equality as the law of the land, supporting... Read more