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.
Millions of Floridians still don't have health insurance. Even those who don't die directly from the lack of health coverage are, well, often unhealthier than those who do. And that can lead to a lower quality of life.
Not only will this be an inconvenience to the co-op policy holders, premiums will naturally rise for every Marketplace individual and small business customer due to less competition.
Of the approximately 38 million U.S. residents speaking Spanish at home, 10.2 million of those residents are projected to enter the health care market for the first time under the Affordable Care Act.
As Americans adjust to receiving health insurance coverage under the ACA, both states and consumers are adapting to new rules and regulations for this evolving process. Receiving a tax form to verify insurance coverage is certainly another one of the new changes.
Although it is rarely hyped, CHIP continues to have strong bipartisan support at the federal and state levels, including strong support from our nation's governors, as it quietly goes about the business of efficiently providing health coverage to over 8 million children in low-income working families across the country.
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