House Speaker Paul Ryan announced in early April that he will be leaving office in January after a nearly 20-year career in Congress. The response has been mixed, not to mention divided along party lines. Ryan will vacate his position in government without accomplishing two of his more highly publicized political goals: entitlement reform and… Continue Reading ›

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in 2010, it’s been a controversial measure in the history of American healthcare. Like any hot topic, Obamacare has its naysayers and supporters, its pros and cons. But the arguments haven’t ended with its namesake’s presidential term. In fact, the ACA remains in the spotlight as politicians… Continue Reading ›

With midterm elections looming and many experts predicting a Democratic sweep, Republicans may be considering another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This would be the fourth attempt by the GOP to repeal the national healthcare act, something many Republican candidates promised constituents during the 2016 campaign season. Although there is little indication… Continue Reading ›

Without Congressional intervention, insurance companies indicate that insurance premiums will rise again in 2019. Insurers only have until summer to decide if they will continue to participate in the insurance marketplace, and many claim they are suffering significant losses due to coverage of Americans with greater medical needs. Death Spiral Chet Burrell, CEO of CareFirst… Continue Reading ›

Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, recently stated in an article by Vox that healthcare was the most important issue in the United States. Sen. Murphy and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore) are proposing legislation that would allow employers and individuals to obtain healthcare coverage through Medicare. Murphy’s claim that healthcare is the number one… Continue Reading ›

Centene Corporation announced on April 24 that its first-quarter profit more than doubled. One of the largest insurance companies in the Obamacare business, Centene attributed its growth to market stabilization, an increase in members and lower costs out of its Medicaid division. Centene is the country’s largest provider of individual healthcare plans under the Affordable… Continue Reading ›