What these companies promise, that has never before been available in the health care market, is price transparency. We have yet to see if this new marketplace can substantially lower health care costs overall. But as more and more patients like me are left "holding the bill," I can't help but imagine that it will.
The latest polls on Obamacare are bleak. But those poll numbers will change as more people are finally able to shop for coverage on the new health insurance websites -- and find coverage that is surprisingly affordable.
Some of the most vigorous opponents of the legislation expressed outrage that those who are young and healthy are being forced to pay -- out of their pockets, in higher taxes -- for those who are old and infirm. That's not fair, they argued. I don't need the benefits -- why should I be forced to pay for them to benefit others? Let them pay.
On this the 10th anniversary of the Republican health-care plan (which consists of Medicare Part C or "Medicare Advantage" private medical insurance, ...
As we witness the awkward, unfortunate early implementation of the ACA, it is agreed by critics and admirers alike that the system will only work if enough young people enroll to balance out the older enrollees
The New York Times put forward its entry for best in show: a front-page news article comparing the problems with the Healthcare.gov website with President Bush's failed response to Hurricane Katrina. This is clearly the silly season in Washington.
Much has been written about the rough rollout of Obamacare. It's been front page news for the past month as every piece of the Healthcare Exchange ro...
Is it okay to highlight website problems? Yes. Is it okay to push the president to get these tech issues resolved quickly? Absolutely. But when did having website problems become the same thing as not sending enough help to those dying and suffering in the midst of a devastating hurricane?
The progress made in California and elsewhere to help families find affordable health coverage shows the nation what is possible when states and leaders are committed to making the best use of the new opportunities to genuinely help the families they serve.
If you relied on the Washington media for your news and information about health care, you'd think that insurance companies would never have considered sending policy discontinuation notices to their policyholders until forced to do so by Obamacare.
I cannot be certain if my brother would have lived a longer and healthier life under Obamacare, but I know that many others will.
The latest Gallup Poll finds that more Americans cite health care and costs as the most important problem facing the nation, ahead of the economy and jobs.
"We're just gently nudging younger people into seeing how beneficial the new health care system is," says Health and Human Services/Biological Havoc spokesperson Alan Kollop.
Ultimately, both HealthCare.gov and Medicare Part D provide Americans with the health care they need and did not have access to before. However, it's important to focus on results.
In an effort to cynically score political points, the Republicans have taken up the cause of people who have received health insurance "cancellation" notices. The problem is that the Republicans aren't helping these people, they are exploiting them.