Polarizing ‘Obamacare’

The Affordable Care Act isn’t turning out well. Since Oct. 1, the initial day of the ACA’s rollout, the website Healthcare.gov has been rife with technical problems, and only about 50,000 people have signed up for the exchanges (a small proportion of the number the Obama administration was hoping for).

Daniel Deibler | Staff Writer

‘Obamacare’ debate leaves students wanting more

After an hour of debate on the Affordable Care Act, students at Monday night’s Campus Crossfire found themselves with more questions than ever.

| News Editor

The Affordable Care Act: The Unaffordable Care Act

Over the years, the federal government has created a series of entitlements that, although occasionally successful, have consistently contributed to our ever-increasing debt obligations to be repaid by future generations.

College Republicans

Re: Mayor Slay responds aggressively to students’ concerns

Last week, Student Life published an article reporting on Mayor Francis Slay’s visit to our campus. My organization, the College Democrats, brought the mayor to campus primarily to speak about national issues that have local significance: the impact of health care policy and anti-gun violence measures. These are topics that require our attention.

Dan Bram | Class of 2015

The Affordable Care Act: Fulfilling the promise of healthcare

Although much has been made of the Affordable Care Act’s debut, especially the recent disappointments of HealthCare.gov, it is important to remember that the most far-reaching effects of the Affordable Care Act have been in place since its enactment in 2010.

College Democrats

Health care reform: Understanding the ACA without party politics

A few weeks ago, CNBC took a poll about health care reform. In the survey, 46 percent of individuals polled said they were opposed to “Obamacare.” Only 37 percent of individuals were opposed to the law when asked how they felt about the Affordable Care Act.

Elizabeth Peters | Contributing Writer

‘Obamacare’ architect speaks on economics, policy confusion

At a time when the Affordable Care Act is at the center of national attention, its creator came to Washington University to give his two cents. Jonathan Gruber, architect of the Affordable Care Act and a chief advisor to President Barack Obama, delivered the keynote speech for the GlobeMed at Wash U Hilltop conference on Oct.

Shutdown showdown: Party politics are harming America

It seems like very few of the students on campus were aware of, or at least talking about, the impending government shutdown before news of it hit social media at midnight on Tuesday. Then, it seemed as if the news was impossible to escape, with shutdown jokes and opinion articles flooding everyone’s Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Mitt Romney’s pre-existing Massachusetts condition

Last week on the Jay Leno Show, presidential candidate and former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney, while criticizing Obama’s comprehensive health care reform law, argued that those with preexisting conditions who have not previously had health care should not be entitled to coverage.

Alternatives to a mandate

Over the past few days, the Supreme Court has been hearing arguments in favor of and against the Affordable Care Act (more commonly known as Obamacare). Reading into the court’s opinion, and the direction it will swing when it releases its decision in June, is nearly impossible.

| Senior Forum Editor

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