For some of our most vulnerable members of society, finding quality care at an affordable price can be difficult if not impossible. Yet thanks to community health centers, more and more Americans are getting the care they need.
Affordable birth control means better birth control. When cost is not a concern, women are more likely to choose more effective birth control methods. Imagine -- making your birth control decision based on what fits you rather than what fits your wallet!
One of the reasons I left my job as a PR executive for the health insurance industry was because I could not in good conscience be a pitchman for the sort of fabulously profitable benefit plan that often provides little more than the illusion of coverage.
What's good for the golden goose is good for the gander. Not so much when it comes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Selective groups will be forgiven this year from the restricted annual limits on the health care benefit provisions.
The lobbying to change the medical-loss ratio provision in the new health care law is just one example of how special interests are working to gut the reform law while preserving the portions they like.
Despite all the progress women have made in the workplace, when President Obama took office less than half of us had the option of getting health insurance through our employer. But that is now changing.
HealthCare.gov's primary focus is helping people find the insurance coverage options that work best for their individual circumstances. The website brings together all private and public insurance options.
The still-fragile Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives the public a fighting chance at reining in health insurance premiums. But we're going to have to wrestle with the insurance industry every step of the way.