A Feb. 20 Time magazine article by Steven Brill highlights the very real challenges people have navigating our health system. But as compelling as Brill's stories are, and as persuasive, they ignore much of our publicly available information.
When you buy a vacuum cleaner, airline ticket, or a car, you can compare prices before making a selection, and pick the one that fits your budget. Not so when life hangs in the balance.
A recent story out of Oklahoma shows just how vital investigative journalists are -- and how health insurance agents and brokers may be anything but vital in just a matter of months.
As the health reform law moves off the drawing board into the real world, its opponents are doing their best to make it not work -- by shifting their energies from fulminations about the boogeymen they imagine in the law to hampering, complicating or outright obstructing its implementation.
Health insurance expert Katherine Woodfield provides 10 tips on how to navigate the sometimes-confusing lingo, mathematic calculations and insurance coverage options to help make sure you're getting the best deal on health insurance.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his vision for a growing American economy driven by a rising, thriving middle class. It's a bold plan that builds on the achievements of his first term to promote opportunity for every American.
Many people adopt a "penny wise, pound foolish" mentality when it comes to buying insurance. When trying to lower expenses, some will drop or reduce needed coverage. Here are insurance policies no household should be without.
It's no surprise that American corporations spend billions of dollars each year on lobbying, trying to gain favorable treatment from legislators. What some may find a bit unnerving is the industry that's leading the pack in these efforts.
Employee benefits packages include a few typical items. As you read through this list, consider what benefits are essential to keeping your family afloat and what benefits would be considered perks in your life?
Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office released its updated budget projections for 2013 through 2023. The new projections reflect all development...
The big headline from the Congressional Budget Office's latest projections on the economy and the federal budget is that the deficit dropped below $1 ...
Looks like Utah won't be running its own Obamacare health insurance exchange after all. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) effectively withdrew his state's b...
Just as with human health care in the United States, I believe the once good and affordable-for-all health care system for companion animals has been hijacked by those interested in money.
Last August, I told Kaiser Permanente to permanently kiss my backside when they escalated my premiums from $400 a month to nearly $1,200 a month in a few short years simply because they could. I am today in pain and without medical insurance, which psychologically hurts.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has passed on an opportunity to decide whether his state will expand Medicaid to more poor people under President Barack O...
This is an historic time for those Americans who never had health insurance, who had to go without insurance after losing a job or becoming sick, or who had been turned down because of a pre-existing condition.