Buried in the $3.8 trillion budget President Barack Obama sent to Congress Wednesday is a small item of potentially big significance. The White House ...
The Affordable Care Act's potential to help kids is enormous. Our collective job over the months ahead is to make good decisions on behalf of the millions of children in this country who are not at these decision-making tables but whose well-being depend on making the right choices.
Why would people buy insurance and diligently pay their premiums if not for those same insurance companies to pay out if the catastrophe for which the premiums were paid actually do occur?
With April 15 approaching, some small business owners who provide health coverage to their workers are not going to be as indebted to Uncle Sam as they have in years past, thanks to Obamacare. That's right, thanks to Obamacare.
Even for compounds with existing patents, it may take too long to develop them into commercial products. For example, it can take 12 to 15 years to demonstrate that a potential new drug can impact the symptoms of a complex condition like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
It ain't socialism if it's in the Constitution, right? I don't know about you, but I'd rather pay (and have poor folks pay, too) a little more in taxes and not have to subsidize the health-insurance industry.
An analysis by the President's Council of Economic Advisors shows that lowering the growth rate of health care costs by 1.5 percentage points per year will increase the real income of middle-class families by $2,600 in 2020; $10,000 in 2030; and $24,300 by 2040. That's real relief for real people.
Some offers are easy to reject using just common sense. I had assumed that the decision regarding taking billions of federal funds for Medicaid Expansion was in that same category, but for many legislators, the choice is not so straight-forward.
There's a problem: hordes of people are getting sick as a result of these very poor lifestyle choices and costing the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars -- and healthy people who are still able to work are being asked to pay for it.
I was born a Democrat. My father was a Democrat as was his father and my great-grandfather, too. I guess I never really questioned the values of the Democratic Party when I was a child. But I am announcing today that I have become a Republican.
Through decades of passing laws and supporting policies that have filled our prisons with an unprecedented number of inmates, we have built a prison health care system without asking difficult and yet fundamental questions about what we have created.
This is remarkable. This speaks to where we are as a society. Despite rising costs, a sluggish economy and uncertainty in many other areas of life, people are giving to help someone get better.
Will the ACA dramatically increase the price the average American pays for health insurance coverage? Insurance companies are saying yes, big time!
Obama is turning out to be perhaps the best Presidential partner that congressional Republicans have ever had - of either Party.
Big flaws in the bill will mean that many low-wage workers will be forced to choose between paying huge chunks of their income on premiums or on a penalty that leaves them with no coverage at all. Reformers should take note and get ready for the coming struggle.
Most people are afraid of change. They want affirmation from "what everyone else is doing" and don't want to spend the time and effort to keep on educating themselves. I've been as guilty of that as anyone.