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The Affordable Nobody Cares Act

The Affordable Nobody Cares Act

By Kate Holland, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

More importantly, if so many Americans are insured by the ACA, why are Republicans threatening the law with no alternative healthcare plan under way?

When Issues Have Faces, Clinton Wins

When Issues Have Faces, Clinton Wins

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Deputy Opinion Editor

October 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Clinton has outlined an ambitious set of goals, but she has faced resistance from voters who feel these issues do not affect them.

Good Riddance to Intrusive Birth Control Prescriptions

Good Riddance to Intrusive Birth Control Prescriptions

By Paris Martineau, Staff Writer

April 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Protection from an unwanted pregnancy through safe sex cannot continue to be demonized strictly on moral principles. The health of those at risk and the lives of the children they will unwillingly bring into the world need to come first.

Social justice movement has momentum now, must continue

Social justice movement has momentum now, must continue

By Laura Adkins, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion

2015 has been good to social justice aficionados, but there's always more to do.

Presidential policies deserve more discussion

Presidential policies     deserve more discussion

By WSN Editorial Board

February 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion

In an effort to promote signing up for health care under the Affordable Care Act, BuzzFeed released a lighthearted video called “Things Everybody Does But Doesn’t Talk About, Featuring President Obama” on Feb. 12, three days before the signup deadline. The video compares Obama’s use of free ti...

Students organize health care discussion

Students organize health care discussion

By Christine Park, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2014


Filed under News

NYU President John Sexton joined health and law experts in a symposium to provide students with a broader framework for shaping the conversation about health care. The symposium, hosted by the Liberal Studies Student Council in the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life on April 22, inc...

Mozilla CEO should have anticipated backlash

Mozilla CEO should have anticipated backlash

April 7, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Brendan Eich stepped down from his post as CEO of Mozilla on Thursday after only two weeks on the job, in response to public outcry about his opposition to gay marriage. Some company employees called for his resignation and dating site OkCupid issued a denunciation of the CEO, going so far as to encourage...

Success of Obamacare contingent on youth

Success of Obamacare contingent on youth

April 2, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The White House announced yesterday that over 7 million people had enrolled in insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. This achievement marks a symbolic victory for the Obama administration, which struggled to meet the self-imposed goal after the turbulent October launch. Throughout the six-month...

Social media critical to policy implementation

Social media critical to policy implementation

March 12, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

President Barack Obama made an appearance yesterday on “Between Two Ferns,” a satirical web series hosted by actor Zach Galifianakis on the website Funny or Die. On the show, Obama promoted the controversial Affordable Care Act. After the disastrous rollout of healthcare.gov and millions of cancelled...

Panel debates U.S. health care policy

Panel debates U.S. health care policy

December 3, 2013


Filed under News

  Almost 50 students gathered to hear an interdisciplinary health care discussion sponsored by the College of Arts and Science’s College Cohort Program’s Academic Inquiry Committee. The panel discussion, which took place Dec. 2, included perspectives on universal health care...

Supreme Court should rule against Hobby Lobby

Supreme Court should rule against Hobby Lobby

November 26, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Featured Opinion 2, Opinion

Two years after a small majority in the U.S. Supreme Court decided the Affordable Care Act was constitutio-nal, the incessantly controversial piece of legislation has returned to the highest court in the land. Hobby Lobby, a privately held retail chain selling arts and crafts, has argued that the federal ...

Obama retracts promise about insurance plans

Obama retracts promise about insurance plans

November 13, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

After the opposition-led government shutdown and website glitches, President Barack Obama’s flagship health care program now faces yet another problem. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have received cancellation letters from their insurance companies who are dropping plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act. Even some of the most outspoken Obama supporter has begun to speak out against the policy. In an in...

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