With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Congress has provided us with a historic opportunity to reduce the demand for illegal drugs. The law requires health insurance companies, Medicaid and Medicare, to cover treatment for substance abuse disorders.
It took cajoling for California to take a healthy step forward to help more people register to vote. It will take a chorus of community voices, now and in the weeks to come, to maximize the grassroots response and maintain the momentum.
Looks like you will finally be able to see how much your doctor is making from Medicare. White House CTO, Todd Park, made the announcement via the White House Blog this week.
Like every country with an aging population, Canada will have to implement some changes to make sure care continues to be accessible and affordable, but the U.S. model is not the example Ottawa and the provinces should follow.
As a mother of two grown sons, a sister to nine and an aunt to 21, things can become blurred. When it comes to our 'children' there's a tacit agreement between us: They are priority one. So when my phone rang in late February, I listened intently.
As researchers, providers, and policy advocates for LGBT health and HIV issues, we at The Fenway Institute are very grateful to Secretary Sebelius for her incredible leadership on our issues. Here are just a few things that happened under her five years at the helm at HHS.
This week marks National Public Health Week, a time to highlight issues that are important to improving the health of our nation. It is vital that we continue to make strides to increase access to health care services, especially for underserved populations.
The conventional narrative is that Democrats need only wait for the rising tide of Hispanic population growth to lift their political fortunes in Texas. But unless Democrats do a better job at mobilizing Hispanic voters, they may end up waiting for a long time.
Public Health argues that health is not merely the absence of disease. Health is a result of many factors including but not limited to where we live, our environment, genetics, behavior, socioeconomic status, education.
Unlike the Tin Man who wanted a heart, the scarecrow who wanted a brain, and the lion who wanted courage, many Republicans are content being heartless, clueless and cowardly.
There aren't many women in the U.S. Congress. In fact we are nowhere near parity; less than 20 percent of our Representatives and Senators are women. Let's learn about some women who changed the face of politics in the U.S.
Not only were women subject to discriminatory rates, but none of the preventive services women typically need were required. That is no longer the case. But a glaring hole remains -- the failure of 24 states to expand Medicaid to cover 6.4 million of the working poor.
We all know about the wicked stepmother in the story of Cinderella, and how she orders poor Cinderella to do the cleaning and household chores. The ro...
Virtually every company in the country, regardless of size, has to comply with certain obligations under Obamacare. But what does that mean for your company?
The media and many policymakers have failed to address the critical role that Medicaid plays in the health care law's mission to expand access to affordable, quality health coverage. That's a shame, since its expansion was meant to assist people who, in many ways, need health coverage the most.
Republicans thought they were going to hang the Affordable Care Act around Democrats' necks like a millstone come November. Not gonna happen.