In last night’s State of the Union address President Barack Obama briefly touched upon declining childhood obesity rates, climate change directives, gun violence prevention and immigration. When it came time to discuss health reform, the president was much more thorough.
The tagline of Families USA’s Health Action 2014 conference last week called for “making the promise real.” APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin spoke about the Affordable Care Act and health reform in nearly 20 radio interviews.
Sen. Tom Harkin urged colleagues to adopt the omnibus spending bill and spoke of a particular virtue of the measure — full allocation of the Prevention and Public Health Fund — and APHA's support of it.
Jan. 1, 2014, marked one of the busiest days in the Affordable Care Act’s three-and-a-half year history.
President Barack Obama spoke confidently Tuesday about the Affordable Care Act in addressing the struggles — and rejuvenation — of the Health Insurance Marketplace and its federal website, Healthcare.gov.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a provision in the Affordable Care Act that guarantees free preventive coverage, including contraceptive care, in nearly all private insurance plans.
The rate of uninsured Americans held steady in 2012, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data, but public health advocates expect numbers to drop dramatically as more people gain insurance under the Affordable Care Act in the coming year.
Since its ballyhooed Oct. 1 rollout much has been said about the Health Insurance Marketplace. The more that’s said about it, the healthier all Americans will be.
In an interview Thursday in Washington with the National Journal, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., spoke on how the Affordable Care Act, including the marketplace, will be most successful when the landmark health law gets bipartisan support.
Today at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the U.S. federal government partially shut down as Congress failed to pass federal spending bills for fiscal year 2014. APHA answers four public health questions in light of the government shutdown.
The Affordable Care Act takes two U.S. health systems, public health and health care, and brings them into each other’s world like never before.
Modern Healthcare magazine announced its annual list of the top 100 most influential people in health care this week. Read on to learn more about which public health leaders made the list.