The more we cut public health services, the more we require Americans to cover the high-costs of medical care, the less likely they'll be to make decent health choices when they're sick and money is tight. And there's nothing liberating about that.
As a family doctor, I've been on the front lines of the health care debate for many years. I've witnessed the skyrocketing costs of health care and ho...
he U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare, brings to mind Apollo 13 astronau...
It's critical that you debunk the egregiously misleading and untruthful messaging the Romney campaign keeps putting out. But don't be too aggressive. If you come out swinging too hard, the pundits will call you rude and disrespectful. You need to nail him without hammering him.
How will this health law affect the options we have and our experience when buying insurance and seeking care? Upon close examination, sadly the "benefits" of the law don't seem all that beneficial, and the costs become undeniable.
A cardinal rule of problem-solving is to accurately define the problem before a solution is applied. Ostensibly, the Obamacare and Romney proposals both miss the point, as they will be cost-prohibitive if implemented.
Putting private insurers into the ring with traditional Medicare, it is presumed, will change the trajectory of overall health care costs, and solve our cost crisis. Unfortunately, the answer is not so simple.
The Waiting Room is a punch to the gut, an unblinking gaze at the real lives of people cast off and left out of the medical system in the U.S. Shot in cinema verité style, the film takes place entirely in the emergency room at Oakland's Highland Hospital.
Regardless of where you are in the economic spectrum, decisions made by elected officials regarding access to health care will affect you. You have the power to influence these policy decisions by who you select in November.
In the New England Journal of Medicine, both President Obama and Governor Romney offer statements revealing their vision for the future of health care. Finally we have a definitive statement of Romney's vision for the future. Actually -- not really.
Are we content with just seeing a black man occupying the most powerful seat in this country and to see a black family occupying the White House? It's not enough to just be in the house. They must have an impact on the legacy of the country.
Many argue the purchase of health insurance should be a choice. To them, it is a matter of freedom. I understand this concern -- but it's naive to think anyone has the foresight to predict disease.
The claim that President Obama follows public opinion instead of leading it contradicts the GOP's broader message, namely that 'Obamacare' is unpopular and worthy of repeal.
When I hear reporters asking delegates if they think people are energized to re-elect President Obama, I have to think that many of his once fervent supporters, like me, are just a little... tired, that's all. But we will have to find a way to rally.
As the changes called for in this law are rolled out, it is important to know how this reform will affect you and your family. Test your familiarity with this historic piece of legislation by taking this short quiz.