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Healthcare Insurance

Cost of Healthcare Becoming Too Real For the Middle Class

Merima Trako | Posted 09.26.2016 | HuffPost Home
Merima Trako

We all know that the days of affordable healthcare are long gone. In 2014 US healthcare spending has reached $3 trillion and for me this used to be an abstract figure to be pondered upon while I was reading morning papers. My recent encounter with laboratory bills for the tests that my doctor and my son's doctor ordered showed me how real these cost really were.

Why MACRA Is a Big Step Forward for Fee-for-Value Health Care

Dr. Stephen Ondra | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Stephen Ondra

As celebrated as MACRA was at the time for ending the widely unpopular method of setting fees, the law's true impact will be felt in the long term. It introduced a new payment structure aimed at rewarding physicians for high quality, good patient outcomes and efficiency, rather than volume of services.

The Worst President Since World War II? Uh, Guess Again

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Marco Cáceres

Oh, Americans have such short memories -- made only worse by how pathetically poor many choose to be informed.

Obamacare Starts, World Ends

Paul Steven Stone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Steven Stone

Well, guess who got the last laugh, after all! Those Zany Republicans were on to something with all their doom and gloom over the advent of Obamacare.

Republicans and Their Myths -- If Republicans Say It, the Opposite Must Be True

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Republicans, the gig is up. We are on to you. The truth: if Republicans say it, then the opposite is true. So stop repeating the lies, or just stop talking. Let us examine some well-known sound-bites that those on the right love to spout and repeat.

The Elephant in the Exam Room: How Insurance Companies Affect the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

We must develop a system that provides for a reimbursement model that allows a physician to make a decent living providing personalized preventive care to their patients.

10 Reasons Why People of Faith Should Support Healthcare Reform

Edward J. Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edward J. Murray

We must help the President and Congress do what we sent them to Washington to do: reform healthcare insurance coverage in the U.S. now. Even faith demands it. Doesn't it?

The Health Insurance Industrial Complex

David Ambroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ambroz

Today we have 46 million uninsured citizens, 11 million of those being children. As a land of moral people, this is inexcusable, especially for the children who have no healthcare choice.

Whatever You Do, Just Don't Get Sick

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

What's amazing to me is how many people I know don't really have doctors per se.