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COLUMN: With health bill failure, Obama legacy remains

Lily Vaughan

The political reports of late have often brought news that, at best, can be reduced to a heavy sigh — and at worst, a minor heart attack. However, for Democrats, independents, moderate Republicans and other generally sane individuals everywhere, March 24 was a glorious day: Moments before it was about to hit the (killing) floor, […]

GOP should acknowledge ACA success


Several days ago, a survey by the Associated Press in Time Magazine found support for President Barack Obama’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act, at 26 percent (its lowest in its four-year lifetime). The national media howled, including this excerpt from a Fox News article:   “President Obama is struggling to stop the steady slide […]

Obama goes viral, conservatives sickened


President Barack Obama made headlines Tuesday when he appeared for a short mock interview on comedian Zach Galifianakis’ web series “Between Two Ferns,” taking the opportunity to promote the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, the health care law that was the signature legislative accomplishment of his first term. Both Obama and Galifianakis took joking shots […]

Letter to the Editor


In response to “Healthcare website spurs problems”   I am deeply concerned by the level of misinformation present in Ms. Valerie Yu’s opinion piece on the Affordable Care Act, which appeared in the Oct. 29 issue of the Daily Trojan. Writers of opinion pieces are entitled to exactly that: opinions. This letter aims to examine […]

Letter to the editor


Regarding the government shutdown The Republican Party is rightfully concerned with the efficacy, fairness and practicability of the Affordable Care Act. Contrary to reports by popular news, the Republican Party does not own the shutdown. Such action takes two parts, two chambers of Congress. The Republican Party only controls one. Sadly, the public will not […]

Nation must help foreign doctors


The shortage of doctors is a real dilemma nowadays, especially under the Affordable Care Act. And in the coming years, this dearth of doctors will only be exacerbated. Though there will be 30 million more citizens insured for healthcare, there will not be enough professionals ready to give that care. This is a critical misstep […]