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Paul Ryan's 'VERIFIED' Facts On Pre-Existing Conditions Are Verifiably Bogus

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.03.2017 | Politics

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) won over support for his health care reform bill from his most conservative members by letting them water down the Af...

Republicans’ Obamacare Replacement Just Got A Powerful Enemy

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.14.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Provisions in the House Republicans’ Obamacare replacement bill that would raise insurance costs for older Americans are drawing resi...

Health Care Spending Growing Slowly As GOP Eyes Big Changes

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics

The total amount American households, businesses and the government spent on health care rose less than 6 percent last year, below historic trends, ac...

This Is One Reason It's So Hard To Find A Psychiatrist

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

The nation’s supply of psychiatrists is dwindling just as the demand for their services is growing, according to a new study out Wednesday. The stu...

Here's What Happens When Wall Street Runs Hospitals

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If you think costs would come down if hospitals were all owned and operated by big for-profit corporations like Hospital Corporation of America, you might want to take a look at a study published last week by the journal Health Affairs.

What Patients Deserve to Know About Hospitals

Leah Binder | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Leah Binder

This Patient Safety Awareness Week, let's be more than aware -- let's be vocal about the change we'd like to see. Consumers entrust their lives to the health care industry. The stakes couldn't be higher for our families, and we are entitled to know how the system really works.

Why You Don't Have to Wait to Do Your Health Insurance Research

Chris Meyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Meyer

You need to beware of other websites posing as marketplace look-a-likes. The policies may be real, but they won't necessarily be the same plans available through your state's marketplace, and you may be passing up a chance at getting a better deal and financial help with your premiums or out-of-pocket costs.

Latest Research on Tobacco Use and Health Care Cost Has Global Implications

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

High BMI and smoking remain among the top three risk factors that contribute to the highest burden of disease in Western Europe and the U.S., and the research mentioned above highlights this issue and discusses potential solutions, with implications far beyond South Africa.

A Better Way to Shop for Health Insurance During Open Enrollment

Chris Meyer | Posted 01.21.2013 | Money
Chris Meyer

We know that health reform can be complicated and time consuming. Not everyone has the time to sit down and learn the details of the new law -- even if they wanted to. But we also know that it's critical for consumers to know what's available to them and to take advantage of the benefits.

Rather Not Go Bankrupt When You Get Sick? Another Reason to Support Obamacare

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Politicians who are promising to repeal Obamacare won't find any evidence in the Kaiser Family Foundation's analysis of health insurance costs that the law has caused premiums to skyrocket, as many of those politicians have contended.

Childhood Obesity & Reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Rigby

Op-ed cross-posted Houston Chronicle Rachel Kimbro & Elizabeth Rigby March 5, 2010 In a series of high-profile events over the past few weeks, first...

Replacing the Shouts of Recess with the Deliberations of Research

James S. Marks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James S. Marks

The CBO is a valuable resource for elected officials for measuring the economic value of legislation. But it doesn't automatically score what we as Americans value, especially our health.

Fat Bucks

Megan Shank | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Megan Shank

As China's diet and lifestyle habits change in sync with its newly achieved wealth, more than a quarter of China's adult population has become overweight or obese.