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.
As open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gets underway, we know there are people eligible for coverage who remain uninsured and are looking for information and resources to understand their options and get covered.
For many, evaluating health care coverage options is a really big decision, as it affects both health choices and finances, but with the right information and tools at hand, the process of signing up for and later reporting health care coverage on tax returns is simpler than ever. Here are some important things to know.
We are a nation that prides itself as a place where people have the liberty to practice their faith without the government imposing unfair burdens on them. But religious freedom is not a free pass; there is no doctrine of religious exceptionalism.
Today's news builds upon the President's proven commitment -- one that he reiterated this summer at the White House Conference on Aging: to keep Medicare strong, accessible and affordable for the 55 million Americans who rely on it and for those who will come to rely on it in the years to come.
Hearing an African American presidential candidate compare the mild health care reform provisions of the Affordable Care Act to slavery is hyperbole that is worth paying attention to.