To the extent the ACA serves the humane purpose of preventing vulnerable people from falling through the cracks, it means these patients must be accommodated by our health care infrastructure.
The ACA isn't a perfect plan but if fully enacted offers a chance to make changes to the American health care system. Understanding the role technology plays will be an ongoing discussion with advances in technology and its creative application potentially improving care and reducing costs.
The caregiver is critical to the success of a patient's participation in a clinical trial, because the caregiver is the closest and most constant observer of the patient.
You don't have to have an offshore account to reduce your taxes! There are plenty of legal loopholes that you are probably not taking advantage of.
Uninsured people and those with low incomes are the most likely to go without prescription drugs they need because of cost -- and it could be harming ...
Basketball fans know it is possible to break a full court press, get down the floor and score. But right now, small business America and corporate coaches are failing to draw up plays to break the blistering press and are thus failing their team.
This way of paying for the ongoing bailouts of Wall Street was Obama's plan even before he had entered the White House.
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.
According to a recent study, 60 to 80 percent of visits to primary care doctors may be related to stress, yet only 3 percent of patients receive stress management counseling. Why is it that so few people are getting help from their health care practitioners when it comes to stress?
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.
Friends in D.C. often greet me with, "What the hell is going on down in your home state?" I'm getting awfully tired of trying to defend the state as a whole by writing those in the legislature in Raleigh off as ideologues. It is getting harder and harder to do so.
Health care reform has been reality for three years now. And it's about to become really real for every business owner in just nine months.
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.
Surgery and many other basic health care interventions require sterile medical equipment and trained people to carry it out. Currently, there is no readily available, practical sterilization method in the developing world.
The president has been spending the last year and a half talking about how he wants to fight for the middle class, and his budget should reflect those values. This is why it is so deeply troubling that Obama is strongly considering putting a Social Security cut into his budget document.