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Basics of the nation’s new healthcare law

Basics of the nation’s new healthcare law

Dec. 4 |               By Dr. Dionne Hart, MD What is the law known as “Obamacare” or the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? In March 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...

Is President Obama a ‘lame duck’?

Is President Obama a ‘lame duck’?

Nov. 27 | You be the judge   In the last 20 days, discussion on both the left and the right has been about the failures of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the real name of what both sides call “Obamacare,” long a term of pride for Democrats and one of derision...

Sebelius and Holder address NAACP convention — Speeches focused on Zimmerman verdict, Affordable Care Act, voting rights

Sebelius and Holder address NAACP convention — Speeches focused on Zimmerman verdict, Affordable Care Act, voting rights

Jul. 24 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     In light of the recent George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict, both U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last week stressed the...

Confusion widespread on Affordable Care Act

Confusion widespread on Affordable Care Act

Jul. 10 |   Enrollment in new MN health insurance exchange begins in October          By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be in full force sooner rather than later, and U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison...

Obamacare ‘has something to do with Obama’

Obamacare ‘has something to do with Obama’

May. 29 | Photo by Charles Hallman   Beyond that, many folks are clueless how the new  insurance law affects them   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   An April Kaiser Family Foundation survey found many Americans are either unsure or still confused...

Minnesota adopts new MNsure health exchange

Minnesota adopts new MNsure health exchange

Apr. 3 |               By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a new health exchange law on March 21, which is expected to enroll an estimated 1.3 Minnesotans starting next year, including...

Medicaid expansion: more insured at state-budget savings

Medicaid expansion: more insured at state-budget savings

Dec. 12 | ACA advocates predict uninsured Blacks will drop from 20 to eight percent       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Greater United Way held a “community conversation” December 4 at the Wilder Foundation in St. Paul on...

Lack of oral healthcare a crisis for poor children, children of color

Lack of oral healthcare a crisis for poor children, children of color

Oct. 10 |   Current supply of dental providers  inadequate to meet provisions of  new healthcare law     Twelve years after issuing a landmark report that offered a framework for improving access to oral health, former Surgeon General David...

Communities of color suffer from lack of  health insurance

Communities of color suffer from lack of health insurance

Nov. 30 |   Healthcare advocates predict Affordable Care Act will treat disparities By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer   Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be fully implemented by the end of 2014, several aspects of it already has been...