I may have to work a little harder to fill my lungs with air, but the effort makes me appreciate every breath I take.
This issue, I confess, sits in a very prominent fold in my mind. I debate myself about it constantly. On the one hand, I'm thrilled by the fact that O...
The bottom-line: America's small business community continues to play on an unfair and unequal field when contrasted with their corporate counterparts.
Now, this incredible result has a few caveats that make it a bit unusual and may not repeat with quite this good a deal in future years for our family -- but it still reflects how much more affordable Obamacare has made health insurance for most families.
As the sputtering economy casts more and more women into near poverty, they can't get the health care they need.
This post starts with a question because the answer could determine how you might vote in Congress (or for Congress) on the proposition that the curre...
How can otherwise uninsurable voters proudly support candidates opposing universal healthcare? Are such voters simply unintelligent? Even more puzzling, how can voters receiving food stamps or other governmental assistance proudly claim to be "anti-government"?
If you live with chronic pain, life might seem unbearable at times. Unlike acute pain, which is the body's way of telling us that something needs sw...
In providers' hurriedness, the small kindnesses are falling away: a smile, a handshake, a few warm words, making connection. As care drops out of health care we are paying for it; we are sowing greater dis-ease.
Just last week, Republicans got caught in a lie about Obamacare very publicly -- at their own hearing on Obamacare. As failed GOP presidential wannabe Rick Perry would say, "Oops."
So, although flowers, brunch and other gifts are a fine way to show the mothers in your life that you care, take some time this Mother's Day to think about the challenges facing America's mothers and families.
We seem to stand at the threshold of the re-invigorating of progressivism. This is true in the secular as well as the religious world.
Creating a human being and creating a social venture have a lot in common: unexpected challenges, incremental growth, and the immense satisfaction of making something out of thin air. Not only do both endeavors involve a tremendous amount of change, but it's the kind of change that makes you realize your life will always be different from the way it was before.
Stereotypes about surgeons do not include the emotions that this surgeon conveys. His profound humanity is an example of wonder at work. His partnership with patients reflects the aspect of his work that touches his soul, and a world view that we are all connected.
Academic Medical Centers (AMCs) are at the innovative core of the U.S. health system, leading the way in primary patient care, medical research, advan...
As the health policy world moves beyond just enrollment, community health workers -- and sustainable and integrated funding sources for them -- should be part of the conversation at the federal, state and local levels.