Growing income inequality is caused by the human decisions and the economic rules of the game we create. And shamefully, America lags behind every other first world nation in closing that income gap. That can be changed.
Ultimately, both HealthCare.gov and Medicare Part D provide Americans with the health care they need and did not have access to before. However, it's important to focus on results.
I understand that management and leadership, particularly in complex organizations, can be a challenge, but the failure of the ACA website launch clearly demonstrates the need for effective leaders who can utilize their authoritarian role within a collaborative environment.
A few days ago, the Joint Commission issued a sentinel event alert on "Unintended Retention of Foreign Objects," also known by the acronym "URFO." Thi...
Our recipe for prosperity is simple: protect the safety net, stop the austerity, give the economy room to grow, and don't pursue further deficit reduction at the expense of national priorities. The question is whether budget negotiators will listen.
Regardless of your general disposition toward the president, let's make sure your anger isn't just a little bit misguided.
Tax rates fell on the wealthy after 1980, while their incomes skyrocketed. But how strong is the correlation between falling tax rates on the wealthiest among us and economic inequality?
The folks making economic policy in Washington are getting ever more resistant to evidence. As we approach the sixth anniversary of the downturn with no end in sight, the nation has been treated to the perverse spectacle of our Treasury Secretary celebrating the sharp drop in the deficit.
Because all Medicare prescription drug plans can change their coverage and costs each calendar year, the only way to ensure you're getting the best coverage at the lowest cost is to compare your Part D plan against the competition during Medicare's open enrollment period.
The federal government may have established Medicaid, but it gave the states the job of running it. Each state has its own individualized program, with different rules and regulations, making federal oversight difficult, if not impossible.
Obama now finds himself caught between a rock and a hard place, trying to deftly balance an appreciation for, and an acceptance of, his health care reform's flaws while maintaining an upbeat, optimistic and steadfast defense of its ultimate merits and value.
Instead of the Affordable Care Act becoming President Obama's Waterloo, the Kochs' war against it may turn out to be their Iraq. Who, after all, believes Bush actually intended to strengthen Iran and the Shia?
As more states look to revamp their Medicaid programs in the coming months, we urge them to balance the rising need to care for low-income people and aging adults with a long-term goal of controlling healthcare and other spending.
We who have been "the only one" know what it's like to know what it's like to engage with from people who did not grow up in a just society and are adapting to women, people of color and LBGT Americans in positions of leadership.
Perhaps more than any other disease, Alzheimer's demonstrates that spending on health would be a way to reduce future costs.
Why, as Congress trudged through their government shutdown and a countdown to default, did so many in Washington do their best to blur the lines of truth about what could help jump start our economy?