The crisis in American healthcare today is the ascendance of chronic conditions, which can't be fixed with a pill or procedure. We are seeing a transition from predominantly biological, physiological, and microbial origins of disease to diseases caused by social and environmental conditions.
While it is true that the dominant provisions of the ACA (particularly, the Employer Mandate) apply only to "large" employers with more than 50 employees, there are still several provisions that affect all employers, including small businesses with 50 employees or fewer.
If you're looking for the moving, dramatic, and intimate hospital environment you see on TV, and for the passion and commitment that make doctors such great subjects for hit shows, forget about big cities and their grind, and head down south.
Although the name "Obamacare" focuses attention on the President, his administration, and the federal bureaucracy, state actions will also be determinants of the success of the ACA.
While it is true that the dominant provisions of the Affordable Care Act apply only to so-called "medium" and "large" employers, there are still several provisions that affect all employers, including small businesses with 50 employees or fewer.
The health care system in America is hurting us all, including our children, because it's not founded on the principle that it should be helping us all.
"You can be a hospital with a mortality rate that's twice as high as your neighbor's down the street, and the financial consequences of that are pretty trivial."
Lawmakers who wrote the Affordable Care Act fell for the health insurance industry's insistence that Americans want "choice and competition."
Clearly the goal of reducing the enormous cost burden of prescribed drugs is a legitimate one. If a drug that costs $200 a year is just as good as one that costs $2,000, restricting the latter makes sense. But the situation is not that simple.
"Gender binary" describes our current belief system that gender exists as only male or female. There are, in fact, many more genders, and this post highlights the five areas that are most challenging to those who identify outside of the gender binary.
Local communities -- not Washington, not our state capitals -- are where the impact of the big decisions about health care will be most keenly felt.
As we enter the final few weeks of the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, Enroll America offices across the country are ...
By Erin Quinn This story was originally published by The Center for Publi...
The health insurance marketplace puts affordable, quality coverage within reach of more individuals and families -- but only if they sign up by this year's enrollment deadline, March 31, 2014. There is a role for absolutely everyone in making our vision of fully accessible, affordable, quality health care a reality.
When I watch the morning news on cable television, I see advertisements for cures for allergies, back pain, sneezing, athlete's foot, tiredness, smoki...
When opponents of the ACA consistently framed the law as somehow outside the ideological boundaries of what is traditionally considered "American" public policy, those in the public with existing nativist attitudes would become more likely to oppose the ACA.