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Jeffrey Young

The Days Of Working Just For The Insurance Could Be Over | Jeffrey Young | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

A revolution may be on the way for the under-30 set: Thanks to the provisions put in place under the new health care law, the days of needing a job ju...

Khadeeja Safdar

Why She's Not Getting The Health Care She Needs To Live | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 08.01.2012 | Money

Melissa Frykman-Thieme, 55, provided patients with medical services for 35 years as a registered nurse, but now can't afford her own care. Her life...

Massachusetts Forging Ahead With Innovative Health Care Plan

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics

By Ros Krasny BOSTON, July 31 (Reuters) - Massachusetts lawmakers on Tuesday are expected to vote on a sweeping bill aimed at contain...

Uninsured Aurora Victim Could Face Millions In Medical Costs

Posted 07.25.2012 | Business

An Aurora shooting victim could face millions in medical costs because he faces a common problem: He doesn't have health insurance. The family of C...

Plain English About Ounces, Pounds, Dollars and Sense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The way we respond to obesity and related chronic disease in the U.S. is like waiting to send every adult to night school to learn English -- painfully, poorly, expensively, and late -- rather than having them grow up speaking fluently all along.

Why It Stinks To Be An American Woman

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 07.19.2012 | Money

Among advanced countries, the United States may be one of the worst places to live when it comes to health care, especially if you're a woman. Of A...

The Democratization of Health Care: Smallers Call for a Round Three

Gary Puckrein | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Gary Puckrein

If government is the dominant insurer, how can we give consumers and providers the greatest latitude to interact so that a dynamic and thriving market place survives the reforms?

Jeffrey Young

Does Your Health Insurance Company Owe You A Rebate? | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business

When Laird Le found a check for $70.02 in the mail, he wasn't quite sure why. Turns out, he's one of the estimated 13 million Americans that will rece...

After the Supreme Court Ruling: The Reckoning for Health Care Costs

Anup Malani | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics
Anup Malani

Either the country can provide a lot of people a little bit of insurance coverage or provide a few people very generous coverage for treatment. We cannot have widely-available and generous health insurance.

The Problem With Taxing Cigarettes: Everyone Lives Longer!

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

If ever there was something that worked too well, the cigarette tax might be it. A new study published by the Congressional Budget Office shows tha...

Doctors: U.K. Hospitals Expediting Deaths To Reduce Hospital Costs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

The U.K.'s "death pathway" may be a little too deadly. That's the allegation of six doctors in the U.K. who claim that the country has gone too far...

Affordable Health Care Will Be Good for America

Cecilia Attias | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Cecilia Attias

To people like me, who are from abroad, the American debate has often seemed bewildering. How could you not want to find a way to provide affordable care to citizens? In the US, of course, the system is enormously complicated and entrenched.

The Most Important Fiscal Chart You'll See Today

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

2012-07-05-Screenshot20120705at9.07.33AM.pngIs the recent slowing of health care costs cyclical or structural? Or, more likely, how much of each? And does it have anything to do with health care reform?

Addicted to Health Care

Stanton Peele | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Stanton Peele

What is missing from our health care debate -- even as conducted by our most insightful and radical critics of the dysfunctional American health care ...

Jeffrey Young

Health Insurers And Hospitals To Welcome New Customers, Though Reform Raises Big Questions | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.28.2012 | Business

The Supreme Court decision to uphold President Barack Obama's health care reform law eliminates much of the uncertainty facing health insurance compan...

Jeffrey Young

Supreme Court Holds The Fate Of Millions Of Americans In Its Hands | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.28.2012 | Business

An odyssey that began during the presidency of Teddy Roosevelt and dominated much of President Barack Obama's first term in the White House could conc...

Is it Rationing? Cancer Screening and Clinical Uncertainty

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

The dilemma for PSA screening and many other tests and treatments is that there's no science-based way to know whether holding back constitutes "rationing" for particular patients.

Approved Pathway for Biosimilars Must Be Patient-Focused

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Clayton

The U.S. pharmaceutical industry has worked hard to become an international leader in the production of biotech drugs. But as the nation introduces these medicines, we need to ensure that safety protocols are in place -- so that every patient has the opportunity to get healthy.

The Health of Our Nation Hangs in the Balance

Matthew Heineman | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Matthew Heineman

There are innovative solutions already at work in communities across the country. There are very smart clinicians, hospital administrators, policy-makers, business executives, and community leaders who are fighting to rescue the system.

Health Care Costs Easing Up, For Now

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is it too good to be true? Health care spending has eased up recently, bringing a welcome respite for government an...

The House's Latest Health Care Vote Puts Campaign Cash Ahead of People

Richard Kirsch | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business
Richard Kirsch

Last week the House voted to increase health care costs on middle-class families in order to protect one of the most profitable industries in the country. And almost nobody noticed.

Jeffrey Young

Why More Americans Skipped The Doctor Last Year | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.11.2012 | Money

Health care costs are weighing on Americans' minds -- and sapping their budgets, according to a new survey that shows that within the last year, more ...

When Will Washington Wake Up?

H. Danny Weaver | Posted 08.08.2012 | College
H. Danny Weaver

With an anticipated shortage of 65,000 physicians by 2015 and 32 million new Americans acquiring health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we are seeing the numbers that don't add up.

Anthonia Akitunde

Medical Tourism: What To Keep In Mind | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 06.06.2012 | Fifty

With the cost of health care continuing to soar, more older Americans are exploring medical tourism -- that is, going abroad for medical treatment. ...

What We Could Have Saved If Health Care Reform Had Been Enacted Sooner

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.05.2012 | Money

If health care reform had happened a decade earlier, a lot of people might have been able to save some serious cash. That's the conclusion of a rec...