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Why You Don't Have to Wait to Do Your Health Insurance Research

Chris Meyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Meyer

You need to beware of other websites posing as marketplace look-a-likes. The policies may be real, but they won't necessarily be the same plans available through your state's marketplace, and you may be passing up a chance at getting a better deal and financial help with your premiums or out-of-pocket costs.

Latest Research on Tobacco Use and Health Care Cost Has Global Implications

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

High BMI and smoking remain among the top three risk factors that contribute to the highest burden of disease in Western Europe and the U.S., and the research mentioned above highlights this issue and discusses potential solutions, with implications far beyond South Africa.

A Better Way to Shop for Health Insurance During Open Enrollment

Chris Meyer | Posted 01.21.2013 | Money
Chris Meyer

We know that health reform can be complicated and time consuming. Not everyone has the time to sit down and learn the details of the new law -- even if they wanted to. But we also know that it's critical for consumers to know what's available to them and to take advantage of the benefits.

Rather Not Go Bankrupt When You Get Sick? Another Reason to Support Obamacare

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Politicians who are promising to repeal Obamacare won't find any evidence in the Kaiser Family Foundation's analysis of health insurance costs that the law has caused premiums to skyrocket, as many of those politicians have contended.

Have America's Ballooning Health Care Costs Finally Turned A Corner?

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 03.10.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Is health-care relief finally in sight? Health spending stabilized as a share of the nation's economy in 2010 after two back-to-bac...

Childhood Obesity & Reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Elizabeth Rigby

Op-ed cross-posted Houston Chronicle Rachel Kimbro & Elizabeth Rigby March 5, 2010 In a series of high-profile events over the past few weeks, firs...

Replacing the Shouts of Recess with the Deliberations of Research

James S. Marks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James S. Marks

The CBO is a valuable resource for elected officials for measuring the economic value of legislation. But it doesn't automatically score what we as Americans value, especially our health.

Fat Bucks

Megan Shank | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Megan Shank

As China's diet and lifestyle habits change in sync with its newly achieved wealth, more than a quarter of China's adult population has become overweight or obese.