Why has Governor Brewer parted ways with her fellow Republican governors on this hot-button question? I suspect it's because she has looked behind the political rhetoric and understands a few key facts.
Folks, there is reason to be hopeful that our lawmakers can put aside their ideological differences every now and then and do what makes sense for constituents.
June 7 was an exciting day for the implementation of Obamacare in California: Covered California (the state's health benefit marketplace, The Californ...
As a group, we men are not known for doing a very good job of taking care of our own health. National Men's Health Week, from June 10 through Father...
Close to 20 percent of American Jews are age 65 or older, compared with 13 percent of the general population, putting the issue of long-term health care high on the communal agenda.
Until we face the music and change the current model to one that actually makes people pay more for reckless health behavior themselves rather than making others pay for them one they have to pay the piper, it is unclear to this writer that things will fundamentally turn around.
Just over three years ago, we witnessed the historic passage of the Affordable Care Act, a groundbreaking law that will soon make affordable health insurance available to millions of consumers. But many Americans may be asking themselves, "What does it mean for me?"
In the state of New York, it is still legal for a doctor to refuse to treat a transgender or gender-nonconforming person. Unfortunately, because New York has yet to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, individuals have no legal recourse to challenge this discrimination.
If we are to successfully manage the health care needs of our aging population, we need to pursue options that will cost less, protect people's assets and life savings, keep people in their homes for as long as possible and help to reduce the financial and emotional stress on family caregivers.
Bipartisanship is so rare on Capitol Hill these days, especially in regard to health care, that when such comity breaks out, it's worth reporting.
The economics profession has been injected with enormous sums of money -- in the form of chairs, endowments, think tanks, advisory roles, consulting gigs, and God knows what else -- to push it further to the right.
As we get older as a nation, more American consumers are likely to want to spend money not on roller skates or skateboards, but rather on walkers or canes. That shift, in itself, is not a good or bad thing.
CDC's report, Problems Paying Medical Bills: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January 2011-June 2012, provides some encouraging news. The data show fewer Americans have trouble paying their medical bills.
The avenue merits vigilance and serious exploration as we roll toward January 1, 2014, when the era of nondiscrimination in health care officially begins.
No doubt President Obama regrets saying, with equal bravado: "If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan." That was just plain stupid.
With those words the President of the Illinois Senate asked the clerk of the chamber torecord the votes on Senate Bill 26, as amended, the bill which would put Illinois in the column of states that will, come January 1, 2014, offer Medicaid coverage to all low-income state residents.