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The Biden administration is strengthening the Affordable Care Acts contraceptive mandate.
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First on CNN: Biden administration to strengthen Obamacare contraceptive mandate in proposed rule

Tami Luhby and Jacqueline Howard January 30, 2023

CNN— The Biden administration wants to make it easier for women to access birth control at no cost under the Affordable Care Act, reversing Trump-era rules that weakened the law’s contraceptive...

OPINION: The Overton Window — which way is it sliding?

Ross McDonnell Opinion Writer February 10, 2021

Ross McDonnell is a junior journalism major at Kent State and is just starting his second semester of writing for The Kent Stater and While his eventual career goal one day is to become...

Maddie Newingham

Opinion: ‘Medicare for all’ is a pathway, not a plan

Maddie Newingham September 17, 2017

Everyone is complaining about Sen. Bernie Sanders' health care bill, so allow me to explain the purpose of the bill and keep the conversation focused.Democrats are so tired of being on the defense. We...

Andrew Ohl is a junior history major and columnist for The Kent Stater. 

Opinion: Sanders’ Medicare plan may be radical, but the need to maintain Medicare isn’t

Andrew Ohl Kent State College Democrats January 27, 2016

Some numbers: As of 2013, and according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, there are 55.3 million Medicare beneficiaries in the United States. For fiscal year 2015, Medicare takes up...

International students required to buy health insurance to attend KSU

Alyse Rohloff July 21, 2015

All international students are required to purchase a health insurance plan from Kent State or one that is comparable in coverage.According to the Kent State’s policy registrar, the purpose of the mandatory...

Guest Column: Feds will continue to build on Obamacare successes

Sylvia M. Burwell March 29, 2015

For more than a century, American leaders have struggled to find ways to extend quality, affordable health care to everyone. We made progress for the elderly, the under-served and children, but for many...

Guest column: RedBlueAmerica: Is Obamacare undermining the American work ethic?

Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk February 13, 2014

A new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says the Affordable Care Act will reduce the effective size of the U.S. workforce by 2.5 million over the next 10 years.The White House responded...

Jennifer Hutchinson is a freshman political science major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact her at

Opinion: Controlling Birth Control

Jennifer Hutchinson January 27, 2014

On Friday, Jan. 24, USA Today reported that “the Supreme Court temporarily exempted a religious non-profit organization from the federal health care law’s mandate that insurance plans include free...

News on the go: Jan. 14, 2014

Taylor Williams January 13, 2014

Parts of West Virginia lift a tap water ban after 300,000 people were not allowed to drink, wash or cook with the water due to a chemical spill near Elk River. The chemicals were not considered hazardous...

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