The Huffington Post Here’s who’s most likely to lose coverage if the Supreme Court guts Obamacare (with APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin)
If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down tax credits for people buying health insurance on the federal exchange, about 8.2 million Americans in 34 states could lose their coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Most of the people likely to be affected are white, employed, and low- to middle-class. They also are concentrated in a single region of the country: the South. Health insurance rates in those states are expected to rise by as much as 35 percent, which may make coverage unaffordable even for those who don’t qualify for tax credits. Some believe that if the tax credits are disallowed by the Supreme Court, the underpinnings of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law would collapse. “It will be a horror movie if (the credits are struck down),” said Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, which supported passage of the ACA.

Bayou BuzzInterview with APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin
What will happen on the Day that Obamacare dies?  Will we have health insurance?  If not, will doctors be able or willing to treat patients? Sounds like absurd questions, don’t they? These are the questions asked myself last year prior to the mid-term elections in which the future of the Affordable Care Act was heavily debated in virtually every national campaign for Congress.  I wrote a column about it back then and tried to get candidates and others to address these issues.

USA TodayMembers of Senate health panel affirm faith in vaccines
Members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee united Tuesday in support of immunizing children against preventable diseases as federal health officials and senators from both parties declared vaccines a public health priority. Senators used the hearing to showcase evidence that childhood vaccines are safe and effective, even though the hearing was scheduled before the recent measles outbreak. “Vaccines save lives,” the committee’s chairman, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said repeatedly.

The National JournalThe one word that could save Obamacare
The fate of Obamacare might hinge on the Supreme Court’s interpretation of just one word: “such.” Perhaps never before has so much been asked of “such.” It is a key part of the Obama administration’s argument urging the high court not to invalidate the Affordable Care Act’s insurance subsidies in most of the country. The Justice Department hauled out Black’s Law Dictionary to make sure the justices are aware that, in legalese, “such” means “that or those having just been mentioned.” Once you understand that, the government and its allies argue, there’s really no way to rule against the Obama administration.