Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act
6:13 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Congressman Criticizing Obamacare Costs

Aaron Schock (center)

Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) continues to push the federal government to reverse - or at least remedy - the Affordable Care Act.

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Heather McIlvaine-Newsad - October 11
11:31 am
Thu October 10, 2013

The Affordable Care Act and Social Injustice

Heather McIlvaine-Newsad
Credit Rich Egger

My family and I have spent the past couple of weeks visiting our doctors. All four of us have had our annual physicals, eye and dental exams. Each time I enter a doctor’s office I am grateful that we have access to affordable health insurance. There was a time not long ago, when I was a graduate student and my husband was working full time, that we were uninsured. Like many people in this country, our monthly income barely covered the rent and groceries, let alone “luxuries” like health insurance.  

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Bill Knight – August 1
11:29 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Thumbs Down to Obamacare Delay

Bill Knight

Eventually, employers will have to abide by health-care reform, but President Obama last month said he was giving an extra year to comply to health-care requirements for business, which said it needed more time to comply with the overhaul. U.S. businesses that had been looking at possible penalties if they didn’t provide health insurance to their employees by January are getting another year before they must comply with the law. The requirement affects companies with at least 50 employees.

The Obama administration listened. Labor leaders wonder: Did anyone listen to them?

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Lt. Gov. : Reaction Was Refreshing
2:15 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

IL Politicians React to the President's Remarks

Lt. Governor Shelia Simon

President Obama make it a clear goal of his presidency to address issues facing the American middle class. Several Illinois politicians were on hand for the occasion, but not all Illinois lawmakers have come out in support of the President’s address.

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Knox College Speech
6:57 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

President Obama: Middle Class Plan

President Obama speaking at Knox College.
Credit Chris Lovingood

The president started by linking his remarks to a speech he also gave at Knox College just after he was elected Senator.

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