The purpose of the Affordable Care Act is evident in its name: to provide affordable health care to all Americans. But understanding how to use these tools can be tricky. The first step is learning how they work.
Winter doesn't just bring colder weather; it also signals the start of open enrollment for health care. Open enrollment is the period each year when...
The long-term deterioration of the middle class, accelerated by the Wall Street crash of 2008, has not been pretty. Today, we have more wealth and income inequality than any major country on earth.
During many weekends in the spring and summer, tens of thousands of fans fill the seats at this racetrack, one of NASCAR's biggest. But over three days in late April or early May every year, the Speedway is transformed into an enormous pop-up health clinic.
I clearly remember the day that I first heard those words that no one ever wants to hear: You have cancer. You never forget that moment you suddenly c...
The internal sniping and bickering has already begun among Democratic ranks but it's their own damn fault. The internal debates following the 2014 midterm elections highlight the ideological schizophrenia that continues to plague the Democratic Party.
Shopping for health insurance can be confusing. It's too easy to choose a plan based on your monthly premium and neglect to take things like deductibles or out-of-pocket expenses into consideration.
The President's decision to grant relief to millions of immigrants in this country, despite Republican threats, shows our members that their voices -- their families -- matter. Millions of lives will change from this one brave act, and it's the kind of courage that will inspire our members to vote again.
At least four million Americans will rejoin the ranks of the uninsured -- and consequently lose access to affordable health care -- if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of Obamacare in a case that hinges on the interpretation of a single sentence in the law.
Vanden Heuvel and Lowry debate 'Bamnesty' and 'Obamacare'. Perhaps the best Left-Right framing of big reforms is FDR in 1936 comparing governments imperfectly reforming to status quo-ers kvetching from the sidelines. Or as Gypsies say, "Dogs bark but the caravan moves on."
If I remain a New York resident I have no health insurance plan with out-of-state benefits available. Legally changing my residence to Florida there are at least three major insurance carriers with physician networks across the nation. The choice -- though frustrating -- is a no brainer.
It's important to understand the heavy financial burden these providers shoulder to treat every patient who walks in the door at any time of the day or night.
So what gives? Why are individual premiums on the health care exchanges decreasing, or only moderately increasing, when so many small businesses (like mine) are seeing significant increases? There are at least two significant things going on here.
In today's rapidly changing American health care system, one problem -- a critical shortage of doctors -- threatens to dwarf all other concerns.
If you abuse someone no matter what he does, he might as well stand his ground. That is what our 44th president, at long last, appears to be doing.
Living in a rural community shouldn't have to come with a hefty price tag for health care.