Republicans have been predicting that premiums will skyrocket since the Affordable Care Act was first proposed. Predictions that premiums will rise do have some grounding. But the question is, do we have enough evidence to support this?
While it's reassuring to know that I'm in good health, the exam wasn't the most important part of the visit. The talking was.
Spurious George, who has no problem paying for his own healthcare and, at age 73, can always depend on Medicare, doesn't have much sympathy for ordinary people who couldn't afford decent healthcare before Obamacare became law.
Just last week, Republicans got caught in a lie about Obamacare very publicly -- at their own hearing on Obamacare. As failed GOP presidential wannabe Rick Perry would say, "Oops."
In addition to the escalating cost of dental care, a big reason why many Americans don't get the checkups and preventive care they need is the growing shortage of dentists in the U.S. We need 6,000 new dentists to eliminate the shortage. There's little chance we'll get them, however, at least anytime soon.
Until November 4, three issues will dominate U.S. political discourse: health care, the economy, and global warming. Democrats must seize the initiative in each area.
U.S. nuns have stood firm stating that their intentions have been misunderstood by the Vatican and remain steadfast in their efforts to work for social justice.
Kathleen Gilmartin, is a 21 year veteran of Interim HealthCare, the oldest nationwide network of home care, hospice and health care staffing franchise...
If the public does not see that people are directly benefiting from the program, support will erode and the program's future will be in doubt. Fortunately, the enrollment success and direct patient benefits of the ACA, makes it well-suited to build long-term public support. Unfortunately, not all public health care programs are on such solid footing.
As spring slowly unfolds into summer, I wonder if most Americans feel frustrations similar to mine. Like most people I know, I'm weary of "things as they are." To borrow from the title of Joe Louis Walker's blues song, "I'm Tide." In that tune he sings about the frustrations of contemporary life.
Although the children's groups are pretty much unanimous in support of the continuation of CHIP, there are surprisingly some in Washington, D.C. who are considering other options.
After writing a couple weeks back that we need to keep an eye on profit-hungry health insurers to make sure they are not refusing to pay for medically necessary care, I got a flood of emails and tweets from people with stories to share.
Unemployment has now fallen to 6.3 percent, the lowest it has been since 2008. The rate dropped four-tenths of a point in a single month -- the biggest drop in two years -- showing that after the lag of this year's brutal winter, employers are hiring.
With millions of Californians gaining health and dental coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the demand for doctors and other providers is greater than ever. Recent advances in technology have made telehealth an important tool in connecting children to health care providers.
Republican-led legislatures across the nation are making controversial changes to many laws under the guise of "choice." Charter schools give families a "choice" of where to send their children. Right to work gives workers a "choice" to join a union. The truth is, "choice" is a red herring in these political discussions.
Thousand of people who should be on slabs in a morgue are walking our streets. Worse still, they are going to work in the morning.