Our health care system is the dumping ground for all of our worst, unresolved arguments as a society. It is a long, messy list, and runs from the ovary to the grave.
As the video of the hearing shows, instead of allowing me to explain how common industry practices contribute to the dwindling number of small businesses being able to offer coverage, Rep. Blackburn gave me only one-third of one minute to talk when it was her turn to ask questions.
There's no reason to believe that private market competition is a magic potion that will cure our health care problems, nor is it necessarily "the Swiss menace," to quote Krugman's wonderful tongue-in-cheek phrasing.
As Congress and the White House consider serious cuts to Medicare benefits, the U.S. Department of Justice is allowing the nation's two largest labora...
I can hear the collective sighs of all of us who have been through the ringer when it comes to health insurance companies. My first phone call was to our health insurance company for pre-approval (cue scary music). No really, think Norman Bates scary.
The more complex a task was, the more strongly the bilingual kids out-scored their monolingual counterparts.
Three years ago Saturday, President Barack Obama put pen to paper and signed into law a sweeping health care reform law that aims to extend health ins...
March 23 marks the third anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. As we celebrate this year's birthday, let's make sure that all communities, including those who don't speak English, are able to benefit.
Americans are getting more value for their health care dollars due to the health care law. Affordable Care Act initiatives are promoting coordinated care; paying for quality, not quantity; and dramatically reducing fraud and waste, contributing to the slowest growth in national health spending in 50 years.
Providence health workers are standing up, on behalf of all working people, to send a clear message that "normal" cannot be hardworking people being forced to decide whether they or their children get the health care they need while already rich CEOs get pay increases.
At the recent 40th anniversary dinner of the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at San Francisco's beautiful City Hall rotunda, a tablemate remarked "If the big quake hit now and this place collapsed, American health care would have to start all over."
The U.S. health care system is about to collide with the U.S. tax system, so it's no surprise Americans are wondering what that will mean for their health care, their taxes, and most important, for themselves and their families.
Eight of the nation's leading consumer groups are calling on President Obama and Congress to give consumers a greater voice in Washington.
While much of Washington worries about how to constrain Medicare costs, two contrarian legislators want the program to spend $1 billion more annually to fund residency training for new doctors.
I'd like to introduce you to Abby Schanfield, who has an important and inspiring story to tell about how the Affordable Care Act has changed her life. She recently attended the State of the Union address as a guest of the First Lady.
This year, America has a once-in-a-generation chance to fix our broken health care system. As policy-makers discuss implementation of the Accountable Care Act, they should learn from China's experience and decide whether they see medical care as a commodity or social provision.