GOP Fills Its Agenda With Empty Ceremony

House Republicans are planning to vote Friday to repeal Obamacare for the 40th time. While we’ve seen symbolic votes on important issues of the day, the GOP has set a new standard. Serious legislators simply do not conduct themselves like … Continue reading

HCAN Letter to Members of Congress: Oppose Bills Delaying Employer and Individual Mandates

This letter was sent to members of the House of Representatives on July 16, 2013. Download a copy of this letter. Dear Member of Congress, On behalf of Health Care for America Now, the nation’s leading grassroots health care coalition, … Continue reading

Video: The Obamacare Train Is Running on Schedule

At a time when Republicans are complaining about delays in provisions of Obamacare, the Department of Health and Human Services today released a video showing how the department has been on time in meeting key challenges. “HHS is on Schedule,” … Continue reading

Catholic Hospitals Accept Obamacare Contraception Regulations

The Catholic Health Association (CHA), which represents 620 Catholic hospitals and 1,400 nursing homes, is backing the Obama administration’s final rule on the contraception mandate in the health care reform law. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that health plans … Continue reading

HCAN Comments on Contraception Rules

This week, Health Care for America Now (HCAN) submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) about the availability of contraceptive coverage from religiously-affiliated employers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Contraceptive care and education dramatically improve … Continue reading

Drug Industry Front Group Uses Bogus Signatures on Letter Opposing Medicare Drug-Price Negotiations

If Medicare’s prescription drug program had the power to leverage discounts with drug companies, it could save taxpayers and consumers billions of dollars. Recently there has been increased talk in Congress about ways to lower costs through rebates and negotiated discounts … Continue reading

Comments to the Department of Labor on Incentives for Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs in Group Health Plans

Health Care for America Now has released a letter to the Office of Health Plan Standards and Compliance Assistance at the U.S. Department of Labor on the Incentives for Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs in Group Health Plans. From the letter: We … Continue reading

McDonald’s to Post Calorie Information on Menus in Anticipation of Obamacare Regulations

McDonald’s, the world’s largest restaurant chain, will voluntarily post caloric information on its menus next week before the government settles on formal rules requiring such information under the Affordable Care Act. While the menu labeling provisions of the law are … Continue reading

Obamacare Saved Consumers, Employers $2.1 Billion This Year

Consumers and employers saved $2.1 billion in 2011 thanks to new rate review regulations and a premium rebate program required by the Affordable Care Act, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services. Under Obamacare, if … Continue reading

GOP Holy Grail, Cross-State Health Insurance Sales, a Huge Flop in Georgia

A Republican proposal to replace Obamacare with a system allowing insurers to sell out-of-state health plans has taken on a life of its own. The GOP theory holds that by opening restricted geographic markets to competition from out-of-state insurers, consumers … Continue reading