The role of the Commissioner of Insurance is to protect the interests of those tens of thousands of D.C. residents who paid their insurance premiums to CareFirst and not to find a round-about way to fund public health programs.
Despite all the rhetoric against Obamacare, conservative governors and state officials aren't exactly lining up to join the latest Supreme Court challenge designed to gut the Affordable Care Act. To see why, just listen to Walker, whose comments in 2013 controvert the central claim in King.
IPAB is philosophically suspect among critics of the federal government. To detractors, its unusually broad authority seems like government overreach. The fact that Medicare costs are currently rising too slowly to trigger IPAB intervention is no guarantee costs won't rise faster in the future
Up until last year, insurance companies could -- and often did -- charge women different premiums than men for the same coverage. As of January 1, 2014, the ACA prohibits this gender discrimination.
While I do not *feel* like an artist, I welcome this opportunity to explore my creativity and passion in a (sort of) new medium. It is invigorating to have a chance to use my tenth year of blogging to pursue something entirely fresh and new.
by guest blogger Diana Zuckerman, PhD, National Center for Health Research If you think health insurance should be affordable and you didn't get a...
The ACA remains controversial, and lawmakers have every right to propose changes in it. But let's try for a little more truth-in-advertising about what proposals would and wouldn't do, especially when they would affect large numbers of Americans.
Give yourself three points for each right answer until the last, which, if you guess correctly, is worth four points. The Dean's guesses are shown at the end. We'll compare our guesses with reality at the end of 2015.
MIT economist Jonathan Gruber has distinguished himself in recent weeks by his astonishingly candid comments about President Obama's health care legislation, "The Affordable Care Act."
Reproductive justice embraces the interrelationship of reproductive freedom, religious liberty, and equality, among other rights and freedoms, as vital to creating meaningful social change and justice for everyone. It means supporting fundamental human rights -- the right to have full autonomy over our bodies.
IMAN has worked on providing critical services to Chicago's inner city communities, and has provided opportunities for Muslims to translate their faith into social justice work that benefits the community.
ICYMI, 2014 was not just any old year in health care. The problem isn't finding historic events to note, it's pruning the list. Here's a crack at some things that we at The Commonwealth Fund thought worth calling out.
The new Republican majority in Congress claim they are going to replace the Affordable Care Act. With what? The same old policies of the past two decades: malpractice reform, allowing insurance to be sold across state lines, and "personal responsibility for health insurance." These ideas are so stale that I decided to repost something I wrote on The Huffington Post over four years ago.
Thomas B. Reed, a Republican politician and Speaker of the House at the end of the 19th century, warned: "One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
America just celebrated the season of giving with Hanukkah and Christmas presents, year-end charity donations and soup kitchen volunteering. It is a time when Americans demonstrate the generosity, caring and kindness that define them as a people. Now, however, Americans may suffer the season of GOP taking.
A sure sign that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is planning to do more than just "explore" a run for the White House in 2016 is the fact that he is severing ties, erasing connections and extricating himself from alliances and relationships that could "complicate" a presidential campaign.