Many of us have literally been working on health care reform for decades. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, advocates in particular and the nation in general scored a milestone victory.
When unveiling a new product, the operating approach should be hope for the best but prepare for the worst. It's clear that this approach was not followed, and that major mistakes were made in rolling out the Healthcare.gov website.
The Affordable Care Act has so far survived a shutdown crisis, a Supreme Court challenge, and two elections. This law is not fundamentally about Barack Obama but about much broader issues, which is another reason not to call it "Obamacare."
What happened -- or didn't happen -- to make it the federal exchange so unworkable, at least for now? Here are four possible reasons for the current mess
Why the optimism for participating in changing health care then? The customer, providers and patients are jumping ship, and therein lies the opportunity.
Have you faced at some point in the course of your life, a V8 moment, where you suddenly find yourself in the throes of a monumental setback, aka, gut wrenching, cookie tossing, catastrophic failure and wondered what the heck happened?
The CEO of one of the world's largest health industry companies spent a few days in Cleveland this week. He had a simple message for US lawmakers when...
With my disclosure, I am holding myself publicly accountable to my patients. I am saying that I don't have anything to hide from you. I know you are vulnerable, but I'll be vulnerable with you. This is a partnership. We're in this together.
I probably wouldn't have gone if I had insurance but it had a big deductible, or even any real co-pay. The only reason I went to have my life saved is because it cost me zero dollars.
Despite the well-publicized issues with the Health Insurance Marketplace Open enrollment, millions of people are eligible to enroll, and demand is high. Websites crashed from exceeded bandwidth limits and anxious Americans.
If you do not have health insure during 2014, even for a part of the year, you may owe an individual shared responsibility payment or what will otherwise be felt as a penalty.
I would like to thank Sen. Ted Cruz. Without his impassioned all-night rant on the Senate floor, fewer Americans would have access to healthcare today. Seriously.
How a rural clinic in Colorado might just be the model for health care reform In the early 2000s, High Plains Community Health Center in Lamar, Colo....
The botched attempt to inflict mortal wounds to the health care law, which all but assures that it will be implemented as planned, reminded me of another moment when reform opponents fumbled at a critical time.
The patients who reach out while in the quicksand of catastrophic illness, like the 49-year-old man who was terminated by his insurance company because he had the nerve to contract brain cancer, are equal parts heartbreaking and inspirational.
Two recent studies have found important disparities in the use of care among patients enrolled in high-deductible plans.