With the completion of open enrollment for individual health insurance, the focus on Obamacare shifts from how many people signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act to who signed up.
I don't hold you personally responsible for what's going on in my life but, as a citizen in your country, I'd love you to know what's happening at ground level. For people like me, who bought insurance through the Affordable Care Act. And. It's a mess. A crazy frustrating mess.
The Obama administration should not sweep the institutional failures that plagued the health care website under the carpet through a mere resignation.
With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Congress has provided us with a historic opportunity to reduce the demand for illegal drugs. The law requires health insurance companies, Medicaid and Medicare, to cover treatment for substance abuse disorders.
Looks like you will finally be able to see how much your doctor is making from Medicare. White House CTO, Todd Park, made the announcement via the White House Blog this week.
Fostering a culture of fear and ignorance is not the way to run a political party, or country, if it would ever come to that.
Like every country with an aging population, Canada will have to implement some changes to make sure care continues to be accessible and affordable, but the U.S. model is not the example Ottawa and the provinces should follow.
As a mother of two grown sons, a sister to nine and an aunt to 21, things can become blurred. When it comes to our 'children' there's a tacit agreement between us: They are priority one. So when my phone rang in late February, I listened intently.
Rejecting dozens of heroic characters, from Captain America to Underdog, Republicans last week chose instead a villain for their figurehead.
The Democratic Party must embrace, fight for and enact economically-progressive policies. It must be the party of Main Street, not Wall Street, of the 99 percent, not the one percent. In particular, it must fight for a strong safety net to protect those of us who fall on hard times.
This was a week of reshuffling and resetting. On Friday, President Obama announced the resignation of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Yes, the Obamacare signup system was initially botched, but Sebelius also presided over a historic expansion of medical coverage, with the number of uninsured Americans having dropped to 2008 levels. On Thursday, David Letterman further shook up late night TV by announcing his replacement would be Stephen Colbert. As brilliant as he's been as 'Stephen Colbert,' it'll be exciting to see the full Colbert in action. Meanwhile, the Heartbleed computer bug reminded us how vulnerable we are to technology. As we take the time to strengthen our computer security by resetting passwords, we should also take the opportunity to fortify our inner strength and well-being by reminding ourselves to regularly 'consciously uncouple' from our ever-present devices.
As researchers, providers, and policy advocates for LGBT health and HIV issues, we at The Fenway Institute are very grateful to Secretary Sebelius for her incredible leadership on our issues. Here are just a few things that happened under her five years at the helm at HHS.
Political campaigns love to develop a narrative and connect it to everything they say and do. But sometimes they overdo it, and the campaign narrative...
For those going uninsured this year, the Obamacare penalty may seem paltry, but it's set to increase steeply in the next couple of years. In the particular case of tax penalties, what goes up does not come down (unless amended by law).
Congress is now doing what it normally does, in an election year. This is not intended to sound cynical, as I actually think it is a good thing for a divided Congress to stand up for its divided beliefs -- even while knowing that almost none of the bills it now votes on have a prayer of becoming law before the election.
My daughters are deep in the throes of charger recall, exhibiting all the symptoms: the frantic fumbling through clothes piles, the moving of furniture that hides an outlet where the precious charging device may have been left, and the glassy stares that result upon realizing their iPhones are dead. The begging inevitably begins.