Affordable Care Act/Obamacare

Signed into law on March 22, 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, is aimed at providing health care for all Americans. It offers options to citizens who are unable to afford private health coverage or are ineligible for health insurance through their employer and disqualified from public benefits. The act is considered to be the most extensive health care package since Medicaid and Medicare passed in 1965. In addition, this highly controversial law requires all citizens to have coverage by January 1, 2014 or face financial penalty.  (Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn)

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House GOP Moves Ahead on Suing Obama

The House will hold a hearing next week and vote on the issue at end of July.

Health Rewind: Black, Latino Men Still Behind in Health Coverage

Homicides are down in the Chi, Facebook is messing with your emotions, plus more health news.

Why Access to Birth Control Matters to Black Women

The Supreme Court recently handed down a 5-4 verdict that will threaten women’s access to birth control.

Supreme Court Justices: Can't Make Employers Cover Contraception

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court allows certain companies to opt out of birth control mandate.

Boehner Says House Plans to Sue Obama

House Speaker John Boehner says the president has tried to erode Congress' power.

True Life: The Realities of a Minimum Wage Existence

Working Families participant Tianna Gaines-Turner shares her experiences.
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