To protect patients, "financial informed consent" must be integrated into the established medical informed consent process. Almost six years after th...
As Puerto Rico's financial crisis deepens, so will its impact on the most vulnerable populations, including the poor, seniors and the chronically ill. Our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico deserve the right to access healthcare.
With threats to health reform and its Medicaid expansion continuing to loom, it's worth looking at some of the successes that such an effort would endanger. Specifically, the 30 states and the District of Columbia that have expanded Medicaid under health reform have realized big drops in their uninsurance rates and substantial budget savings.
Positive outcomes in patients with obesity and multiple chronic conditions are among the findings in an investigation recently reported out as "Protot...
The Senate-passed budget reconciliation bill would boost the number of uninsured Americans by at least 22 million starting in 2018, relative to current law. Thus, virtually all (at least 92 percent) of the historic health coverage gains that CBO expects health reform to achieve by 2018 would be lost.
The news that UnitedHealth Group is considering leaving the new health insurance marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has prompted some concern about the their long-term viability.
The latest submission from these medieval thinkers is a proposal to defund prostate cancer screening and biochemical surveillance of known disease "for all men over 18, regardless of risk factors."
Evidence from the states that have expanded Medicaid to non-elderly adults with incomes below 138 percent of the poverty line demonstrates the Medicaid expansion's substantial benefits, all of which would be lost under the Senate Republican leaders' bill
The uptick in health spending growth in 2014, when health reform's major coverage expansions kicked in, isn't news. For several years analysts have expected an increase in 2014 of roughly the amount reported today.
The healthcare services industry is ripe for disruption. The introduction of the Affordable Care Act and the increasing affordability of technology ar...
The Obama Administration plans to ask the Supreme Court to review the decision on the deferred action programs. This move cannot come quickly enough. While the case is tied up in the courts, we must continue the fight for equity for immigrant families on all fronts.
Last week United Health Care, the country's largest health insurance company, announced that it was considering leaving the health care exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. Naturally, the prospect of UHC leaving the exchanges delighted foes of Obamacare.
Should we be talking about how to respect the rights of employers who are religiously affiliated? Yes. But the women who work for them aren't legal fictions; the realities of their lives must be part of the conversation.
More than half of the 23 state health insurance co-ops set up by the Affordable Care Act have closed in the last year, including Colorado's. In 2015, more than one million Americans had obtained coverage through one of the 23 co-ops. The closures of 12 of the co-ops affect more than 500,000 policyholders.
Does being Christian make us kinder to our partners? More willing to forgive when we are wronged? Opposed to revenge? Unwilling to use violence, whether physical or verbal? Do we stand up for civil and human rights in our communities?
Allowing religious organizations to claim, under the guise of tolerance, nearly anything to be a burden upon the exercise of their beliefs would be a substantial step toward the creation of the private hells the late political philosopher Brian Barry warned against.