Archives: obamacare

The Future of the Affordable Care Act

Four years ago, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. Its goal was to expand insurance coverage and reduce health care costs. With the deadline to sign up for coverage just a few days away, we’ll take a look at the ACA’s successes and failures– why some say it’s making our country healthier, and others see a looming disaster.

Body Politics: The History of Health Care Policy

Even before the Affordable Care Act, one-fifth of Americans had some health care paid for by the federal government. But all health care programs are born in controversy. We’ll take a look at the politics that surrounded the start of the Veterans Health Administration, and how those debates were echoed a centurylater with the dawn of Obamacare.

Wellness Wednesday: Diet Soda Sabotage, Clean Sleep, Obamacare

If you have a dirty mind, no worries. A good night’s sleep won’t erase all non-PG thoughts from your head, but it will clear your brain of dangerous toxins. This hour, we’ll talk about sleep as nature’s cleaning agent. We’ll also find out why fewer calories in a cup may equal more calories on a plate, and get the latest in the rollout of Obamacare.

Wellness Wednesday: Alzheimer’s Test, Taft’s Fats, Obamacare

Over 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, and for many people over 50, a forgotten phone number can feel like the beginning of a long decline. We’ll talk about a test to help detect the early symptoms of cognitive decline. We’ll also compare President Taft’s weight loss struggles with our own, and get the latest on the rollout of Obamacare.

Wellness Wednesday: Stressed Kids, Nutrition News, Obamacare

In the winter, it can be hard to kickstart your car’s engine. But if you’ve tried to get out of bed on a January morning, you’ve probably had trouble kickstarting yourself. This hour we’ll talk about how to fill your body with nutritional high-test. We’ll also learn how to help kids with anxiety and depression, and more on the rollout of Obamacare.

Wellness Wednesday: Exercise Cure, 2013 Health News, Obamacare

When a doctor gives you a prescription, you usually go to the pharmacy to get it filled. But research shows you could skip the pharmacy and go straight to the gym. This hour we’ll talk about exercise as both prevention and cure. We’ll also discuss the diet and fitness stories making headlines in 2013, and Obamacare’s ever-changing deadlines.

Wellness Wednesday: Hospital Bills, Health History, Obamacare

Stitches are just a needle and thread– but hospitals charge over $500 per stitch. Today we’ll talk about rising hospital bills. And with many spending the holidays with their families, we’ll tell you what conversation to have, then we’ll discuss Kentucky’s relative success with their healthcare exchange and get an update on Ohio’s enrollment.

Wellness Wednesday: Obamacare Makeover, Taste Bud Rehab, SAD

Your taste buds should be able to tell the difference between cyanide and broccoli, but easy access to sugar has made them lazy, confused and a little lascivious. This hour we’ll discuss how taste bud rehab can help you love the foods that love you back. We’ll also talk about the healthcare.gov upgrade and Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Wellness Wednesday: Premature Birth, Cholesterol Meds, Obamacare

At some schools, “C” is considered the gentleman’s grade. But the “C” Ohio got on its March of Dimes report card has implications for ladies, too. This hour we’ll talk more about the Buckeye State’s premature birth rate. Then we’ll get the latest on the controversy over new cholesterol medication guidelines, and what’s new with Obamacare.

Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Treats, Fitness, Therapy + ObamaCare

For a real fright this Halloween, try checking the nutrition label on that bag of mini candy bars. This hour, we’ll learn some tricks for rationing Halloween treats. We’ll also preview the hottest fitness trends for 2014 and take a look at how ObamaCare is affecting therapists.