Knowing that trans* people are reluctant to even call navigators, combined with the early confirmation of the fears that navigators don't know enough about trans* coverage, I fear that even with the increased protections, health insurance exchanges are not fundamentally accessible to trans* people.
Obamacare will reduce the number of uninsured in every state, but the size of this reduction is in the hands of each state's elected leaders.
America is striving to build a more peacefully prosperous society by digging into the foundation of our ground structure. Health care is a part of tha...
In the most basic sense, the law mandates that quality health care must be available to all Americans, regardless of income. The deeper value, however, is much greater. In passing this law, we as a nation made a decision to validate the belief that health care is a human right.
I believe the country, and the Democratic Party itself would be better served if Republican controlled states were allowed to opt out of the Affordable Care Act, but only under three conditions.
The ACA seeks to help millions of Americans without health insurance obtain affordable coverage. But it can be confusing. If you do not pay attention to the rules you could miss out on benefits or worse, owe a big payment back to the IRS in the future.
There has been much public confusion about the ACA, caused in part by the ongoing acrimonious political debate over it. But this is no way to run a government.
Accessible, affordable, quality care in all cases improves lives and in many cases saves lives. It gives peace of mind and economic security to families. It increases productivity for large and small employers as well as for students. It creates jobs and contributes to our economic strength. It's a powerful statement of who we are.
If we are really serious about improving the health of Americans and communities across this nation, providing health insurance under Obamacare -- while an important first step -- will not be enough.
We know two truths about this new health crisis: It is global, and our current pill-for-an-ill medical model is ill-equipped -- is indeed helpless -- to confront it.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that this week marked the opening of state- and federal-run insurance marketplaces. While we don't know how they'll be regarded over time, initial reactions to them run the gamut from cynicism and uncertainty to measured optimism.
A couple of days ago, Michael Hiltzik at the LA Times wrote an interesting story with an even more interesting title, "The truth is, Americans love Ob...
As I sit watching the news coverage of the government shutdown over "Obamacare" I shake my head, I roll my eyes and like a large part of our country, question "What the hell is going on?"
We've made great progress, with each generation enjoying better dental health than the one before, but there's still a dangerous divide between those with good dental health and those without.
After nearly a century of vilifying, discrediting and simply ignoring wellness, the medical community is at long last stepping outside the hallowed hallways of traditional medicine and embracing healthcare and healing strategies beyond the purely clinical.
As any of my emergency medicine colleagues can attest, not having health insurance can be painful, debilitating, humiliating and deadly.