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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

No 'Magic Pill' for Helping Patients Manage Chronic Illness

Mark Wagar | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Wagar

Care delivery that puts the patient into focus, and embraces new and innovative ways of engaging patients in their treatment will help us realize the triple aim of health reform.

Health Insurance 101: Know Your Options

Veer Gidwaney | Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Veer Gidwaney

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that this week marked the opening of state- and federal-run insurance marketplaces. While we don't know how they'll be regarded over time, initial reactions to them run the gamut from cynicism and uncertainty to measured optimism.

Health Insurance 101: A Starter Course on the Affordable Care Act

Veer Gidwaney | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Veer Gidwaney

PPACA, commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act, will go into effect officially on January 1, 2014. Here's an overview of what the bill requires.

Broccoli Is Your Best Bet In Rudy Baylor's ObamaCare Marketplace

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Amy Dardashtian

Right now, in every state across America, teams of people are building websites that will change the health care landscape in this country. These "Health Insurance Exchanges" will offer Americans government-run health insurance plans.

Personhood: Causality of Modern Medicine

John Geyman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
John Geyman

The present state of health care in this country to an increasing extent involves strangers caring for strangers, with patients' narratives and life stories no longer a key element guiding decisions about their own health care.

Vote As If Your Life Depends on It... Or At Least As If Mine Does

Scott Schoettes | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Scott Schoettes

If you are on the fence about who to vote for in this election, I would ask you to think long and hard about the people who will suffer and die down the road, because we let healthcare reform die in the Election of 2012.

Secretary Sebelius: Time to Tour Country Explaining How the Affordable Health Care Act Works

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Now that the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act has been established, people need to know how it is going to work for them.

America Still Needs a Serious Health Care Debate

Dave Helfert | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Dave Helfert

In three years of street brawl over America's health care system, there's one thing the country still hasn't had: a serious debate over America's heal...

America's Breastfeeding Resolution for 2012

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 03.11.2012 | Parents
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

With the new year upon us, it's time America makes this its New Year's resolution: Stop condemning women for breastfeeding in public.

Waiving Away Affordability of Health Care

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

The urgency and stakes for real reform just notch up with each passing month and year.

Happy Birthday Health Reform -- Six Months Old!

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Today, the Affordable Care Act is six months old. Big deal, you say. What has it done for me? You may be surprised. Here's what you need to know in case a pollster calls, or if you have a loved one who gets sick.

Jason Linkins

Congressional Budget Office: Sometimes Wonks Have To Explain Their Work To Morons | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Allow me to state for the record that I have great sympathy for the dedicated professionals at the Congressional Budget Office. In Washington's parti...

Misunderstandings Are Rampant on Health Care Reform and Medicare

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

The Affordable Care Act contains a number of important improvements in Medicare coverage, but fact-free media coverage and political spin have stoked fear among seniors.

Impact of Disparities on Access and Quality of Cancer Care

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

Disparities within the U. S. health care system result in serious impacts on access to care for patients with cancer at all stages. The American Cancer Society launched a national effort in 2007 calling for system reform.

Hijacked: Stolen Health Care Reform V

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

This is the last of my five posts on the PPACA wherein I will analyze whether the legislation delivers enough to be worth the $1 trillion investment over the next 10 years and whether it will really work.

Hijacked: Stolen Health Care Reform IV: Will the Quality of Care Improve?

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

In our last three posts, we examined how the PPACA stacks up against the goals of reform for cost containment, affordability and access to care. Here we consider what its likely impact will be on the quality of care.

Is Wall Street Making Life or Death Decisions?

Dora Calott Wang, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dora Calott Wang, M.D.

Even after the new heath care laws are implemented, health insurance companies, many of them for-profit corporations traded on Wall Street, will continue to hold the purse strings on medical care.

Hijacked: Stolen Health Reform III: How Much Will Access to Care Be Expanded?

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is being touted by its proponents as moving the country to near-universal coverage and a great step ahead in U.S. health care. But what does this really mean?

Hijacked, Stolen Health Care Reform: Why Health Care Costs Will Not Be Contained

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Act of 2010, our new health care legislation, in March was hailed by its supporters as an historic event. But four months later, it remains controversial.