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What's the ObamaCare GPA? The ABCs of Giving a Grade to the Affordable Care Act

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

I want to grade what the ACA is doing for me now. Because that's where healthcare reform hits the road, in the care that each of us pays lots of dollars to receive.

Report: Obamacare 'Cadillac Tax' Comes With Unintended Consequences

Leah Binder | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business
Leah Binder

Slated to go into effect in 2018, the mere threat of the Cadillac Tax has already decreased the income of millions of American workers, according to the Towers Watson/NBGH report.

Here's What 240 Million Americans Will Have To Start Doing Next Week, Thanks To Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

On Oct. 1, the long-feared national nightmare finally arrives. Obamacare, the massive health care reform law passed in 2010, will make its latest m...

How Would You Like Your Rationing -- Rational, or Irrational?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Several years after making headlines for its health care reform, Massachusetts is back in the news, this time for passing legislation that aims to impose a cap on overall health care spending. That ambition implies, even if it doesn't quite manage to say, a very provocative word: rationing.

Why More Employees Are Saying No To Company Health Insurance

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.24.2012 | Small Business

A primary factor driving employees towards being uninsured might not be that they aren't being offered health benefits by their company, but that the ...

Health Care Costs Set A Record: Spending Was 17.3% Of The Economy Last Year

LA Times | Noam N. Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a stark reminder of growing costs, the government has released a new estimate that healthcare spending grew to a record 17.3% of the U.S. economy l...