Employers are starting to realize that insurers might not be, as they have claimed, "part of the solution" to achieving a more patient-centered health care system. In fact, in some ways they have been part of the problem.
No family -- especially one that is welcoming a new member -- should have to worry about being able to see a doctor and get the health care they need.
New U.S. Census data released last week shows that the number, and rate of young adults, who lack health insurance has fallen significantly since the Affordable Care Act became law in March 2010.
Latinos may be tempted to sit on the sidelines in the 2014 midterms. Some have even counseled that the best way for Latinos to show their power is to stay home. While there is good reason for frustration, we cannot afford to be apathetic or to indulge in the politics of spite.
Years of research show that a baby who was unplanned or unintended is at risk for any number of things including premature birth, low birth weight, and later, doing less well in school than children whose births were planned. The sad thing is that it has never been easier to plan pregnancies.
What Boeing is doing represents a seismic shift in health care financing and delivery that potentially will have more far-reaching effects than Obamacare, primarily because it is coming from the private sector, not the government.
There are problems with Obamacare that need to be fixed. But, Congress won't do anything along those lines -- unless major insurance companies flex their muscle.
Last year I had to find a new primary care doctor. Did you? I ask because it seems like I talk to a lot of friends who are changing doctors for a range of reasons -- from the Affordable Care Act to insurance companies restructuring their in-network/out-of-network directories to the simple fact that many doctors are retiring or leaving the profession.
More than half a million Illinoisans signed up for health insurance during the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And while thousands more Illinoisans still need to get covered, the newly insured should know how to best use their insurance.
Without a change in course, hospital executives are danger of going the way of the railroads -- this industry held an unquestioned monopoly... until it didn't. If executives don't adapt to the new realities of health care, they too could wake up one day to find that they've become obsolete.
On paper, it sounded so good: all insurance companies had to provide substance abuse treatment and there would be no more discriminating against those with pre-existing conditions. What could go wrong? Unfortunately, quite a lot.
If you're currently without coverage or want to explore better options, this is the perfect time to start researching what's available.
September 15-19 marks Health IT week, a relatively new and largely unnoticed week in the healthcare calendar. The revolution in health - the one com...
From the perspective of the more than 150 million Americans, health care costs may, in fact, be widening inequality. When health insurance premiums go up, employers may reduce take-home pay to keep overall compensation in check.
If you were uninsured and did not get health coverage by the March 31st deadline, what does this mean? And what are your options for purchasing health insurance? To break down what you need to know, here are the answers to your top health care questions.
The CDC figures are consistent with four independent surveys that also show significant gains in health coverage in 2014, particularly among states that have adopted health reform's Medicaid expansion.