Personal stories are a central battleground for the public perception of the Affordable Care Act. And it is increasingly clear that this battle will be fought through the prisms of class and race.
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.
For you startup founders and benefits administrators, here's the good news: you have options. In this brave new world of defined contributions, private exchanges and the individual mandate, there are plenty of ways for you and your employees to get good coverage at an affordable price.
Health care is going through a process of re-grounding itself in patient-centric care. All rhetoric aside, we have to enable multidisciplinary teams w...
If I hadn't had superior health insurance, I would have died many years ago--a life cut short by a lack of access to health care. It makes me angry that millions of Americans cannot not share my good fortune.
By learning from early experiences with CHIP and working together, policymakers can make the ACA work and cover millions of children, their families and other Americans.
The truth these politicians want to obscure is that Obamacare is protecting their constituents from buying coverage that provides little to no shield against financial ruin. And that protection is something the insurance industry wants to get rid of.
In every one of those cases, the customers who lost their plans are being offered better plans -- either by their current insurance carrier or on the government-run exchange.
The media have taken the bait, and reduced an important policy debate to the bite-size of what fits on cable news in between stories about celebrity break-ups and new diet books. The idea they are parroting fits on a bumper sticker.
If Jesus wandered today's world, how might he have advised us to respond to the Affordable Care Act?
Do we regard and are we better off regarding affordable health care, and particularly for the least among us, as a fundamental moral right?
Only a few days ago they shut down the government in an attempt to prevent anyone from signing up. And yet, today, they are outraged that not enough people are signing up?
It must be pointed out that many of those in Congress who are complaining the loudest about the difficulties with the website -- are they really concerned about their constituents? -- are the same people who have been railing against the law in the first place.
I'm not sure which is more incomprehensible: the ham-handed launch of registration for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or the system's mind-numbing complexity. But the two are related.
HealthCare.gov is just the latest in a long history of projects that have underperformed because of long-standing protocols that discourage all but the biggest technology companies from even submitting bids for government projects.
The bigger problem is that for the ACA to work financially, healthy people, particularly young childless healthy people, need to sign up for insurance. In any health insurance system, these young healthy people keep the cost down for others.