Last week United Health Care, the country's largest health insurance company, announced that it was considering leaving the health care exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. Naturally, the prospect of UHC leaving the exchanges delighted foes of Obamacare.
Should we be talking about how to respect the rights of employers who are religiously affiliated? Yes. But the women who work for them aren't legal fictions; the realities of their lives must be part of the conversation.
More than half of the 23 state health insurance co-ops set up by the Affordable Care Act have closed in the last year, including Colorado's. In 2015, more than one million Americans had obtained coverage through one of the 23 co-ops. The closures of 12 of the co-ops affect more than 500,000 policyholders.
Does being Christian make us kinder to our partners? More willing to forgive when we are wronged? Opposed to revenge? Unwilling to use violence, whether physical or verbal? Do we stand up for civil and human rights in our communities?
Allowing religious organizations to claim, under the guise of tolerance, nearly anything to be a burden upon the exercise of their beliefs would be a substantial step toward the creation of the private hells the late political philosopher Brian Barry warned against.
As open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gets underway, we know there are people eligible for coverage who remain uninsured and are looking for information and resources to understand their options and get covered.
For many, evaluating health care coverage options is a really big decision, as it affects both health choices and finances, but with the right information and tools at hand, the process of signing up for and later reporting health care coverage on tax returns is simpler than ever. Here are some important things to know.
We are a nation that prides itself as a place where people have the liberty to practice their faith without the government imposing unfair burdens on them. But religious freedom is not a free pass; there is no doctrine of religious exceptionalism.
Today's news builds upon the President's proven commitment -- one that he reiterated this summer at the White House Conference on Aging: to keep Medicare strong, accessible and affordable for the 55 million Americans who rely on it and for those who will come to rely on it in the years to come.
Hearing an African American presidential candidate compare the mild health care reform provisions of the Affordable Care Act to slavery is hyperbole that is worth paying attention to.
While Obamacare stories often focus on the law's insurance premium impact, a lesser known provision of the law is starting to save some patients money and provide more choice in treatments.
Open enrollment for health insurance through the marketplaces has now started. Every citizen is required by law to have some form of health insurance ...
Open enrollment for the third year of "Obamacare" starts November 1st, and if you want your coverage to start on January 1, 2016, your enrollment deadline is December 15th.
By understanding how women's health care issues affect the working world, we can begin to address the coverage inequalities that persist. I sat down with my colleague NOW President Terry O'Neill to discuss the challenges facing women today when it comes to healthcare, and the options for doing better in 2016.
Because the Cadillac tax will undercut benefits and punish employees who participate in FSA and HSA plans, patients will bear more upfront costs when they seek out medical care. That means more patients will forgo primary care, routine checkups, and treatment at the first signs of illness.
While it is tempting to look at just one metric--the decline in numbers of the uninsured, this is a trap if used to deceive ourselves as to the success of the ACA. As the above examples indicate, we still have a long way to go before we can say that we have reformed U. S. health care in the public interest.