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Essential Health Benefits

GOP Senator Sorry For Joking About Mammograms, But Still Won't Cover Them

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) had a disturbing response Thursday to a reporter for who asked if he supports Obamacare’s “essential he...

Non-Discrimination: A 'Big Honking Lawsuit' to Advance Integrative Medicine and Health?

John Weeks | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

The avenue merits vigilance and serious exploration as we roll toward January 1, 2014, when the era of nondiscrimination in health care officially begins.

The National Healthcare Quality Report and Essential Health Benefits: Opportunity Squandered

Gary Puckrein | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

The Obama Administration has gotten it terribly wrong in its determination of Essential Health Benefits.

The Democratization of Health Care: The Vote Was for Quality Care

Gary Puckrein | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

During the run-up to the recent election, President Obama's supporters constantly stressed the need to raise taxes on the one-percent to rescue us from the fiscal cliff. But a wedge issue that stirred more passion in that election was whether to sustain or repeal the Affordable Health Care Act.

The Democratization of Health Care: The Open Formulary Movement

Gary Puckrein | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

The primary concern is controlling wages while, to the disadvantage of patients and consumers, broader medical needs such as slowing disease progression or reducing acute events are subordinated.

Essential Benefits -- Who Decides?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, we have been reassured that the benefits that are "essential" would be comprehensive yet affordable. But what is an essential benefit and who gets to decide? Tough questions. No easy answers.

Giving Obesity Equal Weight in the Health Care System

Christine Ferguson | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Christine Ferguson

When HHS sits down to weigh the evidence, they should consider this: obesity accounts for $270 billion per year in total costs in America.