California educators and The Children's Partnership are doing their homework to make it easy and convenient for families to learn about affordable health insurance options, get help enrolling, and even enroll at schools, child-care centers, and after-school programs.
Not confused enough yet about how much health insurance might cost some of us next year when the consumer protections in Obamacare kick in? Just wait. It's likely you'll soon be far more confused -- and alarmed -- than you already are.
Health policy experts have long contended that one of the key reasons the Medicare program will eventually run out of money is because of the outsized influence lobbyists for health special interests have in Washington.
For a right-wing group to use callow youth to make light of the horrendous sacrifices suffered by my generation, both for and against war, I find disgraceful and offensive.
I'd like to introduce you to Matthew G. Heinz, MD, Director of LGBT Outreach for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Matt has an importa...
Because we are living longer, but with chronic conditions that may add decades to our lives, we need to be educated as to whether we, as individuals, want to endure whatever might arise based on the chronic nature of a diagnosis.
In an unusual week when the Republicans are at each other's throats, they're still on the same side in the fight that matters: They're for the insurance industry, not us.
Medicaid expansion is a critical piece of the puzzle to ensure more Americans get the care they need. Expanding Medicaid also reduces the burden of uncompensated care. It injects significant resources into your local economies and local hospitals.
The richest country in the history of humanity has a moral obligation to cover all of its inhabitants with health care coverage. We believe health care is a right, and should not be treated as a benefit reserved for the privileged.
Americans are learning every day that Obamacare is not a law that benefits the middle class. If the administration were truly confident, would it need such an extensive campaign to promote it?
It is just a matter of time, no more than a few years, before we will be bidding farewell to the U.S. health insurance industry as we have grown to know it.
Many on the political left -- including a lot of thoughtful people whose opinions I respect -- like the plan a lot more than I do. But I've just discovered a feature I think even they would agree is utterly futile.
With implementation of the Affordable Care Act in full swing, the focus has shifted from questioning its constitutionality to how well the law will live up to its promises.
The economic research indicates that well-functioning exchanges will bring much-needed competition and individual participation to a market currently characterized by high prices and little choice -- and that can benefit everyone.
It took me a decade -- first as a caregiver to my mother, and then as a practicing physician and patient advocate -- to figure out that the story is absolutely fundamental to medical practice. Indeed, it can save your life.
Thirty-two health systems in the United States are designated by the federal government as "Pioneer ACOs." Yesterday CMS, the agency that runs Medicare and Medicaid, announced that several of them are quitting as pioneers.