If you're curious about what I used to do as a PR guy for the health insurance industry, how I often took facts and figures and twisted them to advance a specific political or financial agenda, take a look at the behavior of some members of Congress last week.
However you slice it, ACA will not cut costs for the vast majority of working Americans, and it's time we acknowledge that unfortunate fact.
We have heard the promises as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was being sold to the public, including -- you can keep your doctor and insurance if you like it. We now know those promises to be mostly false as the ACA enters its fifth year of implementation.
Without the opportunity to live a healthy life, there is no opportunity to live the American dream or participate fully in our communities. Without the security of health insurance, there is no economic security for middle-class families, and for so many other families working their way into the middle class.
If it was hard for underwater homeowners to distinguish between bankers and bureaucrats while they were losing their homes, it will be even harder for frustrated sick people to untangle the public and private strands so tightly braided into the Affordable Care Act.
March 31 marks the end of open enrollment for 2014 coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but many Californians aren't waiting until the deadline to sign up for health coverage.
While lawmakers in Washington and state capitals continue to obsess about Obamacare, Massachusetts legislators have focused their attention on the next phase of reform: health care costs.
In early 2010, Barack Obama saw the White House physician. This, the presidential check-up, may be an ideal symbol -- and a starting point -- for what ails American medicine.
Even as a mental health attorney who works with individuals, families and mental health professionals and institutions everyday, I was brought to tears. I share the heartbreak, frustration and, ultimately, disbelief that this is still being discussed and still not moving forward with any concrete actions.
Some may consider 2014's State of the Union speech heavy on domestic policy but too light on foreign policy. For any European, it struck an ideal balance.
The State of the Union should be the start of a new era in which lawmakers from both sides of the aisle work together to make all our lives better.
Just when we thought we'd gotten the health insurance exchange part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) down, along comes a curve ball: private exchanges.
I was slogging through an interminable New York Times article on health care. Plenty of facts -- how scrupulous are these journalists! -- but the arti...
With the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, everyone seems to have something to say about the state of health, fitness, and health care in America. W...
Health care reform is a marathon and not a sprint. The initial results, while lower than hoped, are hardly a sign that that the Affordable Care Act is bound for failure. Nor can they necessarily be interpreted to say that success is inevitable.
Physicians and their patients don't have failsafe access to the medical information they need when they need it. And researchers, ready and waiting to solve the medical challenges of today, simply cannot turn the trove of data the government is sitting on into the healthcare advancements of tomorrow.