In a rational model of health care, the consumer must have the ability to distinguish bad products from good, and must have enough information and emotional distance to make purely rational choices about their or their loved ones' health care. There are a number of reasons this simply is not the case.
It has been over four years signed ACA (originally PPAHCA; colloquially Obamacare) was signed into Law. Why is there at least as much controversy and outright anger today as there was prior to March 23, 2010? There are at least seven reasons why the ACA pot keeps boiling over.
As principled conservatives continue to unite under the banner of reform, our true test will be whether we can make our proposals reality, and create a brighter future for hardworking people throughout our country.
In the wake of Congress' failure to advance meaningful immigration reform, it has become crystal clear that Congress will not act in any way that matters. One thing that can be fixed now with a swipe of the pen is the regulation impacting DREAMers, preventing them from accessing health care.
ACA dead-enders will stay at it, fighting Medicaid expansion and filing creative, hopeless lawsuits. They'll stop Medicaid expansion in some states, denying coverage to millions of the most needy. But the ACA will survive. In health care policy, the arc of history has taken a decisive turn toward human decency.
While waiting for my grandson Stephen to return from day camp today at the Tynan School, in South Boston, everybody was talking about how Robin Willia...
It's true that the number of doctors per capita in the U.S. likely will continue to decrease, especially in rural areas. But even though an estimated 13 million Americans have become newly insured since the first of this year, the predictions of the gloom-and-doomers have not panned out.
Please refrain from stealing any office supplies when you leave. First of all those things are the property of the American taxpayer and secondly the baboons we replace you with might actually need them.
How much does a knee replacement cost? A Caesarean section? For years in Colorado, it was almost impossible to know. In 2008, a group of Colorado hea...
I believe in a tomorrow with more transparency and greater consumer awareness; one with troves of information at our fingertips; one where we can make health decisions with our eyes open. So for all of their limitations, the most recent Medicare releases are steps in the right direction.
Tough as it is, having highly effective, but expensive, new treatments is a good problem to have. These drugs mean longer, better lives for humans the world over. We need to foster competitive markets and public policies that enable us to benefit.
Six federal judges ruled Tuesday on the legality of subsidies being provided for low-income subscribers under so-called Obamacare. The two with solid Republican credentials found the program illegal.
As a pediatrician in some of Boston's lowest-income neighborhoods, I saw firsthand how a child's health is determined by far more than medicine -- it is the air they breathe, the streets they play in, the safety of their communities, their opportunities for a good education, the economic stability of their family. Simply put, doctors can't fulfill their mission in communities affected by inequality and unfairness. Health requires justice for all. That's what makes me want to run for governor.
As co-chair of the new State Medicaid Expansion Caucus, I look forward to leading an ongoing dialogue on the how important expanding Medicaid is for my state, Georgia, and the entire country.
Access to care is an important element in the quality of both health care, and the overall public health. All too often small problems neglected for a while turn into larger problems. Barriers to care propagate just such costly misfortune.
For some, the very size of the U.S. health care reform challenge means that government should stay out of it. If it's really big and complicated, the argument goes, government is the last place to look for help. But there's another point of view.