Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The healthcare tax exemption: Needless, wasteful and growing

By Stefan Herlitz

September 3, 2013

As has been trumpeted by some and bemoaned by others for years now, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, mandates, beginning Jan. 1, 2014, that all Americans obtain health insurance or else...

Health care vs. wealth care

By Zac Bears

March 13, 2013

Most people do not know that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects the long-term federal budget 75 years into the future. The latest long-term report from June 2012 projects the budget to 2087 and excludes the so-call...

Why ‘Obamacare’ isn’t for us

By Christopher McKnight

September 16, 2012

Health care reform has been a very prevalent topic in our media, especially now that November is right around the corner, and the presidential election within reach. President Barack Obama passed a bill calling for universal ...

New healthcare law has got you covered

By Sam Hayes

September 6, 2012

The United States Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision over the summer to uphold the majority of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called Obamacare. The decision, despite earlier efforts to repeal an...

Health care and education are human rights

By Mike Tudoreanu

April 27, 2012

With the recent campaign for the abolition of student debt, there has been a lot of debate around the question of whether or not education is a right. There is also a similar debate around health care, so it would be good to take...

Experiences with Health Services

By Lauren Vincent

January 22, 2012

I’ve dropped my sickly self off enough times at University Health Services to have acquired a frequent flyer miles card. I know the building's layouts well enough to draw its blueprints, and I've spent more time wasting away...

Gambling with healthcare is betting one’s life

By Harrison Searles

September 21, 2011

During the Tea Party Republican debate last week on CNN, Ron Paul made a stir with an answer he gave to Wolf Blitzer about a man without insurance who needed medical treatment that he would not be able to afford. After bei...

Students and community members protest Birthright

By Michelle Williams

March 9, 2011

Across the globe, women celebrated March 8 as International Women’s Day. In Amherst, a group of students and community members celebrated with a protest. Approximately three dozen people gathered on the Amherst Commons to protest...

Americans deeply split on altering health care law

By David Lightman-McClatchy Newspapers

January 26, 2011

WASHINGTON - American attitudes toward changes in health care laws are “all over the map,” a Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health survey reported Tuesday. While 28 percent want the 2010 health insur...