The whole King v. Burwell episode is a reminder that we live in a period of highly constrained rationality, where facts are too often on the run, and simple common sense is a cause for celebration.
Next up on the City Council's to-do list should be reversing a court decision that robbed taxi drivers, another group of mostly immigrant workers, of health and disability benefits.
When launched in 2010, Opening Doors was more than a blueprint for effective federal, state and local partnerships to end homelessness; it motivated all of us - inside and outside of government - to work harder, together, to address the needs of our most vulnerable people
For the first time since they've polled people on the Affordable Care Act, more Americans like Obamacare than dislike it. And an overwhelming majority of citizens like the tax subsidies. Most feel the law works but could be improved with changes. The change they want is different from what opponents are talking about, however.
The Fourth of July is an important time of year to give thanks for the freedoms we enjoy in this country. One of those freedoms, which my patients and I benefit from every day, is medical freedom.
The Institute of Medicine reports that students in kindergarten through 12th grade get only four to six hours of nutrition education per school year. In a culture where more than a third of young Americans are obese, it's worth looking at what helps these students retain the information they need to maintain a healthy weight.
There are many serious issues raised by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), but the one that may have the greatest long-term impact is its provisions on drug patents. The explicit purpose is to make patent protection stronger and longer. While these provisions are likely to lead to higher drug prices in the United States, they will have their greatest impact in the developing world. In most developing countries, drugs are far cheaper than in the United States. This is especially the case in India. The country has a world-class generic industry that produces high-quality drugs that typically sell for a small fraction of the price in the United States. The U.S. drug industry desperately wants to eliminate this sort of price gap, which can exceed a ratio of one hundred to one. This should have everyone very worried.
If the U.S. Federal Reserve is concerned about the state of dental care in this country, you know we have a problem. In fact, according to the Fed, we have a very big problem.
Again and again the upcoming election you'll hear conservatives claim that Medicare -- the health insurance program for America's seniors -- is running out of money and must be pared back. Baloney.
Many people with Medicare find that they are paying a hefty amount for their drugs, even with prescription drug coverage. Drug companies have considerable power to set high prices for many drugs. Here are tips for keeping your costs down.
Even though 49 states mandate a balanced budget, either constitutionally or statutorily, there is no uniform definition of a balanced budget, and accounting trickery has allowed states to avoid paying for their future obligations.
Your baby is crying, and you don't know why. You've followed the rules for Parenting 101 and your little one is fed, dry and cuddled. Yet, he's still ...
Be sensitive to local markets with targeted campaigns, some scholars advise. What sells in Beverly Hills may not go over so well in Manhattan, Kansas.
I like playing games with toddlers as much as the next grandma. Not so much, though, when it's my insurance company playing the part of opponent.
People particularly care about social media when it comes to picking a doctor. If a cosmetic doctor has very limited information online, people overwhelmingly see that person as outdated, not with the times, and therefore, undesirable.
"I am too old and sick to be back out there on the streets. It kind of takes a toll on a person." These words, spoken to Kaiser Health News by a gentleman once facing homelessness and now in supportive housing, say it all.