We are beginning to see signs that Congress may be willing to move beyond the partisan divide over the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which hopefully means that we can fix problems with current law, build upon what is working, and continue to make progress in improving our nation's health care system. It is about time.
Is it time to use some triangulation concepts for Bernie Sanders? He can position himself to the right of Hillary on a number of things while maintaining solid left footings. Reframing some issues can create some pointy triangulations cutting his way.
During a time when Americans' confidence in many U. S. institutions has declined, the public's trust in nurses remains unmatched.
For all the good that the Affordable Care Act may have done in extending the number of Americans with some form of medical insurance, it did very little to address the underlying fiscal crisis of health care, which is that our current fragmented form of delivering health insurance is unaffordable.
Most people who have explored options or purchased health insurance on the Affordable Care Act's exchanges learned quickly that premiums and deductibl...
Nobody should go bankrupt when they fall sick. That is the simple, but urgent, call of Universal Health Coverage Day, which was marked across the worl...
Rationing, the hated R-word, evokes widespread resentment and debate whenever mentioned in connection with health care in the U. S. There are many who hold that we don't ration care now, never want to, and that the free market will work its magic and be fair to all without rationing if we just keep the government out of health care.
In 2004, I was diagnosed with advanced stage 3C breast cancer. My 2.5 cm tumor, illuminated on ultrasound, was invisible by mammogram. Stunned that m...
There is a pervasive myth generated by conservatives that the private sector is more efficient and less bureaucratic than government. This is perpetuated by those seeking to continue the "free market" in U. S. health care, which simultaneously exploits public programs through privatization of Medicare and Medicaid.
Beatrice was Full Code, a status that was either given as a default or decided on when she was admitted into the hospital; a decision that was made either by Beatrice and/or her family members without a complete knowledge of what code status really means.
As a member and incoming Chair of the County Board of Supervisors, and the head of the coalition representing Los Angeles' non-profit community clinics and health centers, we have much to celebrate.
I wanted to bring to your attention my recent experience at one of your offices. As a fellow business owner, I would want to know when one of my customers had a bad experience since transparency and feedback are great remedies. In that spirit I wanted share my recent experience at your office.
Even if insured how much can we depend on private health insurance any more? The bottom line--less and less as it continues to degrade after almost six years under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Its coverage continues to degrade even as its costs become increasingly unaffordable.
We have to recognize that the more unaffordable health care becomes, the less access to essential care Americans have and the worse their outcomes will be. In order to fix this huge and growing problem, we need to think much more broadly about needed approaches.
This is not an isolated example, just the latest of a longer-term problem -- pharmaceutical companies buying up rare drugs, then making huge price increases.
I have been doing some research with regard to the future of health care in this country now that a system has been put in place for a health care p...