Obamacare

An American Doctor Experiences an NHS Emergency Room

Dr Jennifer Gunter | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK
Dr Jennifer Gunter

The hospital was on the ageing side and a little drab, but clean and well-marked. I didn't have to ask anyone for directions. We had to take a number to be registered, but waited less than five minutes. I gritted my teeth a bit in preparation for the we-are-not-from-the-UK conversation, but it wasn't an issue at all. I offered my US insurance number for billing, but was told they didn't need it.

How Telemedicine Can Be a Healthcare Innovation Like No Other

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Over-population has caused many problems all over the world. However, any discussion on the increasing numbers often drifts towards how there aren't enough resources in the world for sustenance of all people.

Between Two Ferns: Barack Obama's Presidential Step Forward for Politics

Owen Lee | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Politics
Owen Lee

In a bold effort to win over the American youth to the rejuvenated Healthcare.gov service, renowned cool cat President Barak Obama appeared on the satirical internet chat show series Between 2 Ferns...

Obamacare: A British Man's Letter To The American Citizen

Karl Davis | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Dear American Citizen, I write from the other side of the Atlantic. Our homelands are separated by a vast, malevolent body of water. Thousands of miles stand between us, yet still we share so many things, music, theatre, fashion, culture, history, high street stores and banking ties, and much more. Our military train together, and politicians lean on each other. We really aren't that different.

Did Obama Bring Up Condoms With The Pope?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK

With beaming smiles, Barack Obama and Pope Francis have emerged from their first 52-minute discussion in the Vatican. But while controversial subje...

It's Time for a New Debate on Welfare

Nash Riggins | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

Much like the IT errors that transformed Barack Obama's revolutionary dream of affordable healthcare for all Americans into a conservative pundit's wet dream, Iain Duncan Smith's universal credit system has been dogged by design flaws from day one.

British Minister Slams Obamacare Website

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Francis Maude has risked tweaking the nose of the American administration by bemoaning the antiquated approach to IT employed by the White House in it...

An End to the 'Breaking Bad' Era of US Health Care?

Michelle Kelly-Irving | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
Michelle Kelly-Irving

What are the upsides to such a lamentable health care system? Surely it shows us Europeans the route worth avoiding if we want to live in a more equal society. So, we need to fight tooth-and-nail to keep our access to health care free at the point of need.

Obama's Lessons on Miracles From Mandela and Lincoln

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Although the Republicans in Congress have tried to thwart almost every effort put forth by the President up to now, Obama has not found a successful and winning way to deal with them. Perhaps his hero "Madiba" has a message in his life story for his young protégé Barack.

America Needs Britain's National Health Service

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

As a British citizen, it's sad to see Obamacare hopelessly floundering. When Obama triumphantly signed the Bill into law in 2010, it's doubtful that even he could have imagined how his Administration-defining Affordable Healthcare Act would become such a cancer on America...

The Pointy-Eared Robot and the Republican

James Christie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

We were very lucky. Mum turned out to be one of the 3-5% percent of senior citizens who recover from a hip fracture without surgery, she only spent eight days in hospital and there is a good chance she will be able to enjoy the rural life for a few years more.

Obama Congress - What a Mess

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

As you already know, the US Government has been shut down for over two business weeks. The President and Members of Congress battle over who is to blame while failing to present any real solutions. What's going on here in Washington is simply a symptom of a much bigger problem.

Paul Vale

Anti-Socialist Fear Mongering Is 'Nothing New' In US Healthcare Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

In January 1948, British Prime Minister Clement Attlee gave a radio address to explain the introduction of the National Health Service (NHS), part of ...

US Government Shutdown - The Roots of Discontent

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

On the U.S. government shutdown, it can be hard to pick your way through the millions of words of blather and blame. For anyone who's still paying attention, there are deep roots to the problem.

From Shutdown Crisis to Debt Ceiling Panic

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

The current US federal government shutdown - which is more of a slowdown - has merely set the stage for an even more nerve-racking deadline on October 17 when the US will cross their debt ceiling. At most the government could get by for another couple of weeks with $30bn cash on hand, but without a deal the US will in effect be in default in a couple of weeks.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Tries To Explain The US Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Comedy

A little confused as to how the American government came to be shut down? Fear not - for Jon Stewart is here to explain it. Or at least get Congre...

Paul Vale

US Government Shutdown Could Have Serious Implications For Global Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK

Once again Europeans may be forgiven for looking on baffled at the bizarre maneuverings of Washington's political class this week as the US government...

Obama's Crossroads

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

President Obama has to make a crucial decision on the US response to Syrian President Assad's use of chemical weapons and deliver the speech of a lifetime on the 50th Anniversary of the "I Have A Dream Speech" in the shadow of one of the greatest orators of all time - Martin Luther King Jr on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Obama's Crisis of Trust

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

As the saying goes "presidential candidates campaign in poetry and if they are lucky enough to win, they govern in prose". Presidential Candidate Barack Obama was especially good at campaigning in poetry. Perhaps that is why, even though he has won re-election for a second term, he is unwilling to dismantle his campaign appartus and get into the down and dirty, nitty-gritty work of governing in hard edged well disciplined prose.

Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Comedy

So farewell, David Beckham. The quite literally model footballer hung up his boots this week (read our collection of the funniest things said by - and...

How Are Misaligned Incentives in Health Care Costing Tax Payers?

Elizabeth Dzeng | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Elizabeth Dzeng

The United States has been in recession for years and calls for fiscal responsibility ring loudly. Fiscal crises and congressional deadlock have almost become the new normal. Rising health care costs account for 25% of total federal spending and stands at $2.8 trillion a year.

Barack Obama and the New Liberal Majority

Thomas Grant | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Grant

Whether Obama's legacy is as profound as Franklin D. Roosevelt is yet to be seen, however, in signifying and forming this cultural shift there is little doubt that Obama has defined our generation.

People are the Beating Heart of Healthcare Provision

Dr Mark Britnell | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK
Dr Mark Britnell

The future shape of global healthcare provision is a major issue that we all need to grapple with. Its importance is highlighted by the depth of divisions when health care reform becomes the centre of political focus.

Ned Simons

British MPs Defend NHS After Romney's Running Mate Attacks 'Socialised' Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Politics

Tory and Labour MPs have defended the NHS after US presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate said "socialised" healthcare was detrimental to p...

Can Romney Beat Obama in November and be the Next President of the United States?

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

No.But since you asked, and for those of you are not that interested but want to sound like you have been reading the Washington Post everyday, then here is a summary as to why he wont win in ten easy steps...