As the new features of the Affordable Care Act roll out between now and 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are developing new pr...
Last Saturday I was a panelist at an Adams State University Healthcare Forum in Alamosa, Colo. Some knowledgeable speakers were there including the Re...
When families go to restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas and supermarkets, they should have the option to eat healthier food and the calorie information they need to make informed choices between various food options.
President Obama's 2014 budget proposal contains a lot of good news for children and families on the rough edges of America's struggling economy, putting real teeth behind his recent calls for creating ladders of opportunity and helping to level the playing field for millions of Americans wrestling with poverty.
The Affordable Care Act's potential to help kids is enormous. Our collective job over the months ahead is to make good decisions on behalf of the millions of children in this country who are not at these decision-making tables but whose well-being depend on making the right choices.
To the extent the ACA serves the humane purpose of preventing vulnerable people from falling through the cracks, it means these patients must be accommodated by our health care infrastructure.
The ACA isn't a perfect plan but if fully enacted offers a chance to make changes to the American health care system. Understanding the role technology plays will be an ongoing discussion with advances in technology and its creative application potentially improving care and reducing costs.
With April 15 approaching, some small business owners who provide health coverage to their workers are not going to be as indebted to Uncle Sam as they have in years past, thanks to Obamacare. That's right, thanks to Obamacare.
After 30 years of affiliation with the insurance industry, I have a deep appreciation for insurance agents. I wonder how many will be left five years from now?
It ain't socialism if it's in the Constitution, right? I don't know about you, but I'd rather pay (and have poor folks pay, too) a little more in taxes and not have to subsidize the health-insurance industry.
The Affordable Care Act offers a path to hope. But hope is no substitute for what immigrants and others actually need as health care reform inches towards reality: tangible help with navigation.
Helping our community improve its health is our new opportunity for LGBT equality, and the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. "Obamacare") provides a great foundation upon which to build that equality.
Health care reform has been reality for three years now. And it's about to become really real for every business owner in just nine months.
Some offers are easy to reject using just common sense. I had assumed that the decision regarding taking billions of federal funds for Medicaid Expansion was in that same category, but for many legislators, the choice is not so straight-forward.
There's a problem: hordes of people are getting sick as a result of these very poor lifestyle choices and costing the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars -- and healthy people who are still able to work are being asked to pay for it.
Not only will HDHPs reduce health care costs, according to the campaign propaganda, forcing people into them will cause them to lead healthier lifestyles. That's the hype. And the hype is necessary to obscure the real reason insurers are herding more and more of us into HDHPs.