We're living in a society of rising disease prevalence, unsustainable health care costs and the near-certainty that health care, as a public policy issue, will continue to be contentious in Washington and on the campaign trail. In 2016, it's time to change our collective attitude.
I don't expect my wife or my 13-year-old daughter to know the ID number for our family's current health insurance plan, but I was stunned to learn lat...
There are many Medicare patients with OSA. The current guidelines for administering CPAP and CPAP supplies are hindering care by causing delays, denying care for some affected individuals, and driving a wedge between physicians and their patients.
They should have called Obamacare the Healthcare Confusion Act. The real scandal of healthcare reform is that you have no idea what you're buying, whether it covers you for what you will need, or how much it's really going to cost.
We are beginning to see signs that Congress may be willing to move beyond the partisan divide over the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which hopefully means that we can fix problems with current law, build upon what is working, and continue to make progress in improving our nation's health care system. It is about time.
Like a resolution that has little hope of being achieved, these political gambits will look wrong for the country and foolish in hindsight. I only hope my colleagues choose to spend the rest of 2016 more productively. The American people need their business done, and a year would be a terrible thing to waste.
It's the Uber-ization of life, and a growing cadre of patients-cum-health consumers are calling for more convenient, accessible, and lower-cost health care solutions.
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As New Year's Eve approaches, I hear more people making resolutions about their gym memberships and careers than about handling their money in the com...
Early this year President Obama spoke before the Cleveland Club. After the speech 7th grader Alura Winfrey inquired, "If you could go back to the first day of your first term what advice would you give yourself?" Obama reflected for a moment and then blithely explained he would have worked harder to sell his economic policies.
We need to stop thinking about the uninsured as "unemployed people without insurance" and see them instead as our working neighbors, colleagues, and employees who can get health care only when their problems become extreme or catastrophic.
Michael Moore is known as a documentary filmmaker, and there's no doubt his films strike a populist chord, the result being enormous grosses for a limited audience art form. However, he has a tendency to go beyond the "point of view" aspect of documentary filmmaking which most such filmmakers undertake and in his latest work, Where to Invade Next, he has, for me, gone too far.
The ACA is an imperfect instrument. But it goes a long way to correcting access and affordability of health insurance. This bill would throw out the baby with the bath water.
If we can bring quality health care to those who need it most while making payment and reimbursement less confusing or burdensome for all, we are definitely taking steps in the right direction.
My health insurance company has decided that it will not cover the cost of a medication prescribed by my doctor. Here I was, thinking I had a bonafide medical condition that required actual treatment.