It has become more and more clear that today's Republican party is truly opposed to, well, everything that President Obama and the Democratic party have proposed.
As the health policy world moves beyond just enrollment, community health workers -- and sustainable and integrated funding sources for them -- should be part of the conversation at the federal, state and local levels.
Whatever one's views of individual mandates, keeping your own doctor or contraceptive coverage, the underpinnings of Obamacare offer the promise of stopping the skyrocketing costs that are threatening the quality and availability of coverage to the 55 percent of Americans who receive health insurance through their jobs.
In the ad world, we reflect daily on how emotion drives behavior. Health care is an emotional issue.
Obama has gained back all the ground he had lost and then some (well, "and then a little bit more" would be more accurate...). He still hasn't quite made it back to where his poll numbers were before the Obamacare website rollout, but if the trendlines continue in May, he is at least within reach of this goal for the first time since October.
Although the children's groups are pretty much unanimous in support of the continuation of CHIP, there are surprisingly some in Washington, D.C. who are considering other options.
After writing a couple weeks back that we need to keep an eye on profit-hungry health insurers to make sure they are not refusing to pay for medically necessary care, I got a flood of emails and tweets from people with stories to share.
Republicans aren't for things. Instead they run from one hysterical anti-something scream to the next. They have shifted from the "noun-verb-911" of t...
If I were a Democrat running for Congress in 2014 who supported the Affordable Care Act, known as "Obamacare," I would be running a campaign explaining why I am proud of my vote. And I would challenge my GOP opponent to answer five questions.
Originally, the ACA was projected to result in up to 30 million people gaining health insurance in 2014 alone. However, anyone who hasn't been living...
To truly make life work better for hardworking Americans, conservatives must advocate sound health care policy that helps people that lowers costs, expands access, and empowers patients and doctors. If they do, the American people are ready to listen.
Republican-led legislatures across the nation are making controversial changes to many laws under the guise of "choice." Charter schools give families a "choice" of where to send their children. Right to work gives workers a "choice" to join a union. The truth is, "choice" is a red herring in these political discussions.
Thousand of people who should be on slabs in a morgue are walking our streets. Worse still, they are going to work in the morning.
While we had some of the world's best doctors and hospitals, they were in many cases off-limits to millions of Americans, many of whom were uninsured because of preexisting conditions that made them "uninsurable" in the eyes of private insurance companies.
What are consumers going to cut down on in the coming months? Our data suggest that spending on Internet and cell phone plans is not going to suffer. Rather, consumers may be more likely to reduce their spending on cable TV, eating out, gym memberships, and organic groceries.
Residents and health providers in some states will reap the benefits of the ACA while others will not. Whether the motivations for the divide result from a political strategy or an honest disagreement over the role of government, the consequences are very real.