"You can be a hospital with a mortality rate that's twice as high as your neighbor's down the street, and the financial consequences of that are pretty trivial."
Lawmakers who wrote the Affordable Care Act fell for the health insurance industry's insistence that Americans want "choice and competition."
Clearly the goal of reducing the enormous cost burden of prescribed drugs is a legitimate one. If a drug that costs $200 a year is just as good as one that costs $2,000, restricting the latter makes sense. But the situation is not that simple.
"Gender binary" describes our current belief system that gender exists as only male or female. There are, in fact, many more genders, and this post highlights the five areas that are most challenging to those who identify outside of the gender binary.
Local communities -- not Washington, not our state capitals -- are where the impact of the big decisions about health care will be most keenly felt.
As we enter the final few weeks of the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, Enroll America offices across the country are ...
By Erin Quinn This story was originally published by The Center for Publi...
The health insurance marketplace puts affordable, quality coverage within reach of more individuals and families -- but only if they sign up by this year's enrollment deadline, March 31, 2014. There is a role for absolutely everyone in making our vision of fully accessible, affordable, quality health care a reality.
When I watch the morning news on cable television, I see advertisements for cures for allergies, back pain, sneezing, athlete's foot, tiredness, smoki...
When opponents of the ACA consistently framed the law as somehow outside the ideological boundaries of what is traditionally considered "American" public policy, those in the public with existing nativist attitudes would become more likely to oppose the ACA.
The quiet lobbying game works best when no one looks carefully at the sausage-making machinery. It offers a stark contrast to the money game where contributors present themselves as 800-pound gorillas who are willing to spend as much as it takes to make things happen their way.
Yesterday, a colleague reminded me of a question in a survey developed for the 2000 Integrative Medicine Industry Leadership Summit. The participant...
To discourage folks from signing up for coverage on the Obamacare exchanges, Republican lawmakers in several states have pushed through bills making it difficult for people to get free help from specially trained "navigators" authorized by the ACA.
After months of repeal and replace rhetoric from Republicans on the ACA with no replacement option, three Senators have finally broken the ice and shown America what Republicans would replace the plan with: more taxes.
Explicit understanding and recognition of the feedback loops between the creation of value for society and value for the business is increasingly well established and will catalyze industry's innovation and creativity in providing healthy living solutions.
Doesn't it concern some among the Democratic leadership that the healthcare law may create lots of trouble for the party if all of its aspects have not had time to work out the kinks well before the 2016 election?