Obamacare

  • Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller with Bob Hackey on set of "Story in the Public Square"

    March 25, 2017: “Story in the Public Square”

    From Richard Nixon to Donald Trump, leaders on both sides of the political aisle have described the state of American healthcare in terms intended to scare and mobilize voters. Guest Bob Hackey argues that those cries of crisis have warped the healthcare debate. Hackey is a political science professor at Providence College, as well as the director of the Health Policy & Management Department. He is the author of Cries … Read More

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    If the Supreme Court Rules Against the Affordable Care Act…

    A commentary on Bloomberg.com this week points out that the U.S. may be headed towards significant economic challenges, as a Supreme Court case threatens to eliminate the subsidies that help millions of Americans afford health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (so-called “Obamacare”). As the Bloomberg piece’s author puts it: “The immediate effect of a ruling against the ACA would be to hurl the political system, and no small part … Read More

  • Upcoming Panel Discussion: Rhetoric of the Affordable Care Act

    The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) has proven to be one of the most controversial pieces of national legislation passed in many years. Despite being an important piece of Barack Obama’s successful campaign platform, the ACA has had to survive a Supreme Court challenge as well as other threats – and most notably, was cited as the casus belli for a Republican shutdown of the federal government. The purpose of … Read More