Tagged Obamacare

Bike trekking UA doctor seeks views on Obamacare

Tucsonan Paul Gordon, M.D., talks about the Affordable Care Act with a café patron in Kalamazoo, Mich. (Courtesy Paul Gordon)

University of Arizona College of Medicine professor Paul Gordon, MD, MPH, is living a dream he’s held onto for 40 years. An avid cyclist since high school, Gordon has always wanted to bike across the continental United States. On April 22, his dream came to life when he put… Read more »

How Justice Scalia’s death impacts 6 cases that matter to Jews

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia waits to be introduced to speak at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 2012. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

(JTA) — With the sudden passing this weekend of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court is now split 4-4 between liberals and conservatives, throwing into doubt how the court will rule on a raft of cases — including several watched by Jewish organizations. Scalia, who was 79, is being… Read more »

Obama’s second term: More of the same, at least until Iran flares

President Obama at Camp David, Oct. 21, 2012. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The day after the election looks a lot like the day before for President Obama, particularly in areas that have attracted the attention of Jewish voters: Tussling with Republicans domestically on the economy and health care, and dancing gingerly with Israel around the issue of a… Read more »

Op-Ed: Obama, Jewish tradition agree on universal health care

PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — “My son, the doctor.” Why does every Jewish mother have to have a doctor in the family? It might be because the immigrant mentality desperately desires a secure and well-paid profession, but in fact, there is a deeper reason why Jewish mothers want a doctor son.… Read more »

Jewish groups largely applaud health care ruling

Chief Justice John Roberts, an appointee of President George W. Bush, surprised many in voting to uphold President Obama's Affordable Care Act. (United States Supreme Court)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — American Jewish groups — with the notable exception of the Republican Jewish Coalition — were largely satisfied with the U.S. Supreme Court’s vote to uphold President Obama’s landmark Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 vote. Nancy Kaufman, CEO of the National Council for Jewish Women, was “thrilled”… Read more »

Congressional District 8 debate hits on freedom, extremism and fraud

Congressional candidates for the upcoming special CD8 election, Democrat Ron Barber, Republican Jesse Kelly and Green candidate Charlie Manolakis, debate at the Tucson Jewish Community Center on May 23, 2012. (Marty Johnston/TJCC)

Democrat Ron Barber, Republican Jesse Kelly and Green candidate Charlie Manolakis sparred politely at their last debate before a Congressional District 8 special election on June 12. But the three candidates, vying to complete the term of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, clearly delineated their battle lines before an audience… Read more »

Health care for all admirable goal, but who pays?

Re: “The health care debate: envisioning a future that avoids ‘moral hazards’” (AJP 4/6/12), Nancy Kaufman’s goals are admirable — health care for all, especially those in our society that are the most needy. One key omission, how to pay for the huge cost of “Obamacare”? Jews have been… Read more »

The health care debate: envisioning a future that avoids ‘moral hazards’

Nancy Kaufman

Last week, many of us followed with much anxiety the Supreme Court debate about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, referred to in some circles as “Obamacare.” Of great interest to the average American was the challenge to the requirement that almost all Americans have health insurance coverage.… Read more »