There's no doubt HealthCare.gov was weighed down by technical problems and that there are concerns about the ACA that need to be addressed. But this doesn't mean we should abandon the crucial health care reform that is now, for the first time, the law of the land.
HR 123: The Congressional Twitter Expansion Act: Authorizes members of the House of Representatives the exclusive privilege of utilizing 175 characters when engaged in the act of tweeting if said tweeting is conducted on the floor of Congress when the body is in session or during the State of the Union address.
Even if we stipulate that adding people to an existing program is easier than setting up a new system of coverage, comparing Medicaid enrollment to exchange enrollment at this point in time is not even close to an apples to apples comparison. Here is why.
Clearly, our political system is going through some of its greatest challenges. When competing values are so polarized, systemic seventh level thinking doesn't see the light of day as the entire system heads into collapse.
What is so ironic is that the very congressmen and women who were berating Sebelius due to ACA's website failure have been trying to repeal, replace and de-fund the ACA.
The fact is that more than 700,000 Americans have managed to apply for a new health insurance plan. How did these people get through? With tenacity, consumer smarts, and some of the steps highlighted below.
In every one of those cases, the customers who lost their plans are being offered better plans -- either by their current insurance carrier or on the government-run exchange.
Web access to insurance under the Affordable Care Act has been the redheaded step-child of Republican talking points as they drive to find a way out t...
Am I unique among doctors in how little I pay for medical malpractice? Not really, but before we discuss what other doctors pay, I'd like to discuss national trends for medical malpractice. Believe it or not, the cost of medical malpractice has been dropping, nationally, for about a decade.
The media have taken the bait, and reduced an important policy debate to the bite-size of what fits on cable news in between stories about celebrity break-ups and new diet books. The idea they are parroting fits on a bumper sticker.
The opponents of reform have used reckless, baseless charges to try to kill reform. I'm glad that President Obama used a slight exaggeration to finally provide secure health coverage for all Americans.
If Jesus wandered today's world, how might he have advised us to respond to the Affordable Care Act?
Watching the Congressional hearing yesterday where Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, I was struck by the reality of how far Congress has moved from the search for the truth, and a goal to really understand and fix problems.
Although the Affordable Care Act presents an extra to-do on the freelancer's list, the potential for insurance coverage at somewhat equitable rates for the self-employed has caused quite a stir in the independent contractor world.
Talk to a passionate Democrat and they'll more than likely offer you this lofty opinion of themselves: "We're the smart ones. The rational and logical ones. The ones who care about others. We're better than they are." But are they?
If you think that lack of access to dental care is just a problem for the poor in this country, think again. More and more middle-income Americans, even those with dental insurance, are finding that going to the dentist for even routine care is not a possibility because of the cost.