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Changes In Medicare Improve Quality Of Care, But At What Cost?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has changed Medicare for the better, and produced higher quality of care for patients. But whether the new shifts in Medicare policy will lower the total cost of health care, remains unclear.

Large-scale analysis of medication data provides insights into who is covered by ACA

As the US Supreme Court considers the legality of tax subsidies to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an investigation provides an unprecedented look at prescription data gleaned from over a million initial enrollees.

Penn Nursing Study Cites Federal Policy as Key to Primary Care Access and Nurse Practitioner Workforce Development

With demand for primary care expected to increase sharply over the next five years- due to passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), population growth and aging - the role of advanced-practice nurses or nurse practitioners (NPs) is also increasing. Show More Summary

What Ezekiel Emanuel gets wrong about physician salaries

I’m usually a huge fan of Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel’s writing — whether it’s his controversial piece on health care resources at the end of life or his book describing the tumultuous health care policy that led up to the Affordable Care Act, I generally enjoy reading his editorials and vehemently agree with many of his opinions. This being said, when I […]

Here's How Many People In Each State May Not Be Able To Afford Insurance If The Supreme Court Rules Against Obamacare

18 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision in a major new lawsuit against Obamacare this June, and the health coverage for millions hangs in the balance. This challenge to the Affordable Care Act, called King v. Burwell, cameShow More Summary

The GOP’s next big cause

The next King v. Burwell is on its way. I don’t mean another court case that could undermine the Affordable Care Act. I mean a case that follows this pattern: First, a conservative advocate comes up with a novel legal theory, one few people had considered before, to accomplish a Republican goal. Though it flies […]

New York Times Still Deceiving About Obamacare

In a front page story in Tuesday’s print edition, the Times is dishonestly pushing an argument that they hope will result in a favorable Supreme Court decision for President Obama’s so called Affordable Care Act.

Lefty Bloggers: Supreme Court Case Against Obamacare ‘Idiotic,’ ‘Preposterous,’ a ‘Con,’ and an ‘Ideological Farce’

Tuesday’s New York Times piece on how the problematic phrase “established by the state” got into and stayed in the Affordable Care Act provoked a great many blasts from lefty bloggers at the plaintiffs’ case in King v. Burwell. Two especially...Show More Summary

"Established By the State"

"Established by the state" are the four words that could kill the Affordable Care Act ("Four Words That Imperil Health Law Were All a Mistake, Writers Now Say," NYT, 5/25/15). But let's take a look at some other words that have been of crucial importance to both Americans and mankind in general to see how these four stand up. Show More Summary

Medicaid Health Plans Face Quality And Performance Ratings

Just as millions of Americans enroll in the expanded Medicaid health insurance program under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration is rolling out new rules that will measure quality and performance of private plans that provide such benefits. Already, the federal government rates private health plans that contract with the [...]

ObamaCare Supreme Court Case on Subsidies could have Political Implications

As Fox News reported: “The upcoming Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act could wipe out insurance for millions of people covered by the president’s health care plan, leaving states that didn’t set up their own health care markets scrambling to subsidize coverage for those left uninsured…” “President Obama’s landmark legislation offers subsidized private […]

Former Republican Senator Admits the Obamacare Court Challenge Is Built on Lies

For months, when the Affordable Care Act was still swimming upstream through the legislative process, President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats courted Senator Olympia Snowe, a Republican from Maine, thinking she would respond rationally to enticements and provide Democrats bipartisan cover to ref

The Four Word Crisis

If you don't have time today to read Robert Pear's definitive New York Times piece on the origins of the dispute that has again landed the Affordable Care Act on...

How to Get Health Insurance Outside Open Enrollment Period

Alamy By Ellen Chang For consumers who want health insurance but missed the open enrollment deadline under the Affordable Care Act and its extensions, your best bet is to purchase short-term health insurance to protect you against major...Show More Summary

Health care, faith and conscience

Health care policy sometimes presents conflicts between the needs of patients and the conscience of those who care for them. The Affordable Care Act brought that issue into sharp relief by requiring religiously affiliated institutions like universities and hospitals to provide medical insurance...

Obamacare Insurance Premium Increases On The Horizon

Obamacare health coverage could become significantly more expensive in 2016, according to filings with state regulators submitted by major insurance companies. Officially known as the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare is the president’s signature legislative achievement. Show More Summary

California goes after pregnancy resource centers

by Carder I find it extremely difficult to understand how people who claim to care about women find it so threatening to inform them about accessing affordable health care…. We can all agree that women deserve to have all the information...Show More Summary

Medi-Cal director talks shortages and modernization

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Since California's health insurance program for the poor was expanded under the Affordable Care Act last year, enrollment has exploded, with more than 3.5 million people signing up for the first time. Almost 1 in 3 Californians — a total of 12.2 million people — now receive coverage through Medi-Cal.

Obamacare Pays Medical Bills, But Debts Remain Problematic

The Affordable Care Act, which is five years old and in its second year of providing subsidized private coverage on government marketplaces, is making it easier for Americans to pay their medical bills. But when it comes to eliminating their debts to health care providers and paying their share of co-payments [...]

Wednesday One-Liners Carry Razor Blades and a Mirror

Thug on cell: Will I accept payment in what? In coke? Fuck no, I won’t accept an eight-ball as payment. No. No way, bitch, I don’t care how pure it is. Uh-uh, the only coke I do comes in five dollar rocks. I can’t afford to get hooked on that expensive shit. –49th & 7th […]

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