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Poor Coverage of Health Care by the Corporate Media: How Can the Electorate be Informed?

John Geyman | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
John Geyman

During this election season, with health care one of the serious issues, the mainstream media are missing in action. As they posture coverage of contentious issues, they deliver disinformation and non-information at such a superficial level as to be useless.

How Obamacare Town Halls Went From Chaotic To Downright Frightening

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

In August 2009, the debate over the proposed Affordable Care Act made its way into town hall meetings across the country. Democrats hoped to use the f...

Family Health Care Costs Can't be Subject to Political Whim

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
LeeAnn Hall

A federal ruling Thursday, prompted by House Republicans, would raise the out-of-pocket costs for health care for millions of people in the United Sta...

Attention Women of All Ages: Take Control of Your Health

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

During National Women's Health Week, and every week, it's never too late to take control of your wellness and be the healthiest you. Just remember, there are women across the country who are doing the same, and who support you.

Growing Support for a National Health Program and Health Care as a Human Right

John Geyman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
John Geyman

We can thank Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign for putting single-payer national health insurance (NHI) on the front burner of today's  national political discussion. This is long overdue and especially timely as the two parties debate alternatives for future U. S. health care.

Why MACRA Is a Big Step Forward for Fee-for-Value Health Care

Dr. Stephen Ondra | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Stephen Ondra

As celebrated as MACRA was at the time for ending the widely unpopular method of setting fees, the law's true impact will be felt in the long term. It introduced a new payment structure aimed at rewarding physicians for high quality, good patient outcomes and efficiency, rather than volume of services.

Health Care: Of United, and Citizens

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As for the status quo, United is a business, and has the option of renouncing its high costs. The people paying for business as usual with their lives -- do not.

Health Care Reform Is Saving Lives

Sean Cahill, Ph.D. | Posted 04.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Sean Cahill, Ph.D.

Of all the lies being told by candidates during this presidential campaign season, some of the greatest are about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Donald Trump, for example, regularly refers to it as "a disaster."

4 Ways Obamacare Impacts Your Taxes

MoneyTips | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
MoneyTips

The Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare if you prefer) has probably had a significant impact on your health insurance. Did you realize that Obamaca...

The Republican Collapse

Jesse Larner | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Jesse Larner

The Soviet Union seemed permanent and invincible, until it didn't. When it fell, far more suddenly than anyone thought it would or could, the festering rot of decades was exposed to the world. We're seeing this happen, in real time, with the Republican Party.

After Three Enrollment Periods, What Role Should Enroll America Play Going Forward?

Anne Filipic | Posted 02.25.2016 | Impact
Anne Filipic

Since the successful close of the third open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, we at Enroll America have a lot to be proud of. With our...

Cutting Your Medical Bills via Smartphone

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Dealing with your doctor and managing your everyday health by smartphone isn't just an emerging trend--it might help you maintain a healthier lifestyl...

Neville Joins GOP Medicaid Misinformation Frenzy

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.22.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republicans have been blaming Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid, the state-federal health care program for the poor, for Colorado's budget woes--even though the Obamacare expansion of Medicaid didn't cost Colorado anything.

Single-Payer NHI: The Only Way the US Can Ever Get Affordable Health Care

John Geyman | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics
John Geyman

Now that Bernie Sanders has brought forward his progressive agenda, including real health care reform through a single-payer universal Medicare for all program, the knives are out from the Republicans as well as Hillary Clinton to distort and discredit this option with false information and voodoo numbers.

Hillary's Unsurprising and Disingenuous Opposition to Real Health Care Reform

John Geyman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
John Geyman

Here we go again. Hillary touting her long experience in government, claimed knowledge of health care, and ability to "get things done" as she affirms her support of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and distorts Bernie Sanders' single-payer plan for national health insurance, Medicare for all.

Dismantling Kynect Could Mean Higher Costs, Less Coverage for Kentuckians

Judith Solomon | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Judith Solomon

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin's plan to dismantle Kynect, the state's health insurance exchange, and transition to the federal exchange would hurt Kentuckians, despite what some contend.

With Gains in Health Coverage, Latino Children Also Gain More Equitable Opportunities for Success

National Council of La Raza | Posted 01.15.2016 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

We have a great opportunity to reach our community and encourage parents to enroll for coverage along with their children. Through these efforts, more Hispanic children will not only gain health coverage but a more equitable opportunity for success in school.

Have Health Insurance? Be Ready to Prove It This Tax Season

Julie Stich | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Julie Stich

By now, you have probably heard that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most individuals to obtain minimum essential health coverage or pay a penalty. If you're like me, the word "penalty" makes you a little nervous.

Congress Should Enact Obama's Medicaid Proposal

Judith Solomon | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Judith Solomon

Congress should quickly enact a proposal, which President Obama will include in his 2017 budget, to give all states three years of full federal funding when they expand Medicaid -- whether they've already expanded or will in the future.

Muslim Health Professionals Continue to Live Their Faith Despite Bigotry

American Muslim Health Professionals | Posted 01.11.2016 | Impact
American Muslim Health Professionals

In the current wave of anti-Muslim hysteria, even Muslim health professionals are not immune to bigotry or racial hatred.

What Role Should the Government Have in U. S. Health Care?

John Geyman | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

For all the good that the Affordable Care Act may have done in extending the number of Americans with some form of medical insurance, it did very little to address the underlying fiscal crisis of health care, which is that our current fragmented form of delivering health insurance is unaffordable.

Health Care in 2016: Now What?

William Pierce | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
William Pierce

While no significant legislation will pass because it is a presidential election year, a feel-good bill or two might. However, the debate in 2016 is important as it will shape what happens in 2017 where the real action will happen.

High Deductibles and Narrow Networks: The Achilles Heel of the ACA'S Health Insurance 

John Geyman | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

Most people who have explored options or purchased health insurance on the Affordable Care Act's exchanges learned quickly that premiums and deductibl...

Jesus Emanuel's Health Care Plan

Roger Wright | Posted 12.22.2015 | Chicago
Roger Wright

Rain that just kept coming. Creepy warm winds on the first day of winter in Chicago as Jesus steps on to the evening Brown Line train and I start to t...

It's a Matter of Life and Death: Insurers Must Cover Language Services

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
LeeAnn Hall

Every day, children, other relatives, friends, and even untrained hospital staff are asked to step in to do a job only competent, professional medical interpreters should be performing. These dangerous practices persist despite federal law requiring hospitals and other health care providers to offer language services.