The new health insurance exchanges -- also known as Health Insurance Marketplaces -- that begin in 2014 will be a welcome benefit to millions of Americans who need health insurance, especially uninsured baby boomers and pre-Medicare retirees.
While we know and recognize Indiana University as a learning institution capable of providing an excellent education, we must accept that Indiana University is also an employer only willing to provide to their employees just that which they can get away with.
How much imagination would it have taken to integrate the prospective changes in the way healthcare will be delivered and diseases prevented by ObamaCare into the already existing system of compulsory learning?
Will the implementation of ObamaCare result in the "train wreck" Max Baucus predicted a few days ago? No. But there will be no shortage of political candidates and high-powered political spin doctors who will be working relentlessly to convince us that it will be.
Under the FFS system, doctors are paid based on the number of medical services such as operations, procedures, and tests ordered. As a result, the payment structure encourages physicians to deliver care based on quantity, but does not fiscally incentivize improving patient outcomes.
Congress needs to act now to fix these flaws. If it fails to do so, people living with HIV -- as well as millions of other Americans -- could be denied essential health care services and treatments.
We have reached a new low point in American politics when Republicans are denouncing Jan Brewer as a "big government" liberal.
If you have not been sick lately, you may not be aware that Obamacare is actually already being implemented, and the implementation is going fairly smoothly.
One thing is for sure. If insurers have to insure you, regardless of your health habits and profile, and can't charge you more for poor health habits, they are going to charge more overall.
The single greatest strength of the Internet is its freedom: from censorship, expurgation, or adjustment. The single greatest weakness of the Internet is that very strength: anyone can put out anything no matter how wrong or biased.
Come January 2014, comprehensive, affordable health coverage will finally become a reality for millions of Americans, and the tax-credit subsidies will be a health care game changer. States must work to inform their residents of this opportunity for assistance.
I have yet to see a perfect piece of legislation, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), often referred to as Obamacare, has real flaws. But even at this early stage, its accomplishments are important.
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.