Illinois state legislators have the same entitlement to health insurance as people with most other jobs in the U.S.; this is part of their compensation for voting on and writing state laws.
High deductible health insurance plans are not right for everyone. However, while many people are initially turned off by HDHPs, they can be a reasonable choice for many and can be particularly valuable if you know how to use them effectively.
If regulators approve the recently announced mega-deals in which Aetna, Inc. would buy Humana Inc. and Anthem Inc. would buy Cigna Corp., will consumers benefit? Or will the winners be limited primarily to the executives and shareholders of the companies involved?
High deductible health plans (HDHPs) are health insurance plans that try to strike a balance between affordability and usability. W
Happy 50th birthday, Medicare! In just 15 years, you'll qualify for federally funded health insurance. Well, maybe.
A young trans friend of mine in the Hollywood film industry, a union member, spoke to me recently about a conversation she had when she asked an individual representing the Motion Picture Industry Health Plan about health care for herself.
It is time for the incivility and disrespect that has been heaped upon this president to come to an end; it is also time for the patent disrespect of our nations laws and processes to cease. It is time for folks to accept the fact that the Affordable Health Care Act is the law of the land.
Should these latest anti-competitive takeover moves go unchallenged by the Obama Justice Department when there is little doubt that the trend of double digit premium increases will accelerate?
With the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the government in King v. Burwell, opinion polls suggest that some Americans are taking a fresh look at the ACA. A key question for them -- and one that is rarely discussed -- is how the ACA will improve the health of those who gain insurance coverage.
Imagine how many more people a doctor would have to hire just to deal with a boatload of new insurers. Or to deal with a bunch of politicians who don't know what they're talking about.
Recent debates about the Trans-Pacific Partnership got us thinking about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) might affect U.S. competitiveness abroad. The connection is stronger than you might expect.
Choosing health insurance is a difficult and often confusing task, so for many people, open enrollment is a time of hand-wringing and guesswork. High-deductible health plans are a gamble of sorts and aren't right for everyone. You could be stuck holding some significant bills if an unexpected emergency or illness arises.
When you spend time fighting cancer, you really begin to realize what's important to you. The little things in life become a lot less relevant, while the major parts of your life become almost equally irrelevant unless they play a part in your survival plan.
The best Medicare options for retirees who travel extensively depends on your destination. Let's start with a quick review of the different coverage choices Medicare offers beneficiaries today.
Fifty years ago, just five years after the FDA approved the first birth control pill, the Supreme Court struck down a Connecticut state law that prohibited the use of "any drug, medicinal article, or instrument for the purpose of preventing conception," thereby making birth control legal nationwide for married couples.
Forget the ring. I just want a guy who has health insurance. I don't want a ring; if that guy wants to marry me I want to see the summary of benefits from his job. I don't want to hear about his undying love for me, I want to know what investment options are available through his 401-k!