In a 1993 speech, Hillary Clinton criticized the approach Republicans took on a mandate that individuals carry health insurance.
A compelling issue does not always make the most compelling TV, as CNN found out after airing a lengthy segment showing individuals using their computers to navigate the government's health care website.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The share of Americans without health insurance is dropping to the lowest levels since President Barack Obama took office, but sign-ups under his health care law lag among Hispanics — a big pool of potential beneficiaries.
Howard's Daily by Philip K. Howard There are three major structural causes of unaffordable health care in America. One is defensive medicine (3-10% of total costs), caused by unnecessary tests and procedures done in part to help protect...Show More Summary
The Affordable Care Act requires most American citizens to have health insurance or health care starting in 2014. Many of those required to have health insurance will owe additional tax if they are not enrolled in a plan. It’s no surprise that many citizens are not happy about being told by the government that they [...]Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Senate candidates, facing withering criticism on the national health care law, are gambling they can turn voters against two billionaire brothers funding the attacks — even if few Americans would recognize the pair on the street.
Mother’s Day is coming early – all this week – to the White House, at least where Obamacare sign-up is concerned. Open enrollment ends March 31. Moms, who typically make health care decisions for their families, are the target of the latest administration push.
I remember last year when the author and activist Kate Bornstein was having a health crisis a community came together and raised over $100,000 for Kate's health care expenses. A friend said, without irony, that this is what many people's health care plans look like now. Show More Summary
By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. — School districts throughout Wisconsin have some tough decisions to make about mandatory health care for their part-time employees. The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, requires employers...Show More Summary
In retrospect, I can see that depression first struck me when I was 14: Suddenly, laying in bed doing nothing seemed vastly more appealing than doing any of the things I had loved for years—dance, skiing, even school. My high schoolShow More Summary
Five months into the health care law's roll out, the rate of uninsured Americans has dropped to the lowest point since 2008, a new Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index poll finds this morning. The survey is notable because the Obama administration says it doesn't even know how many uninsured people are signing up for Obamacare health plans. […]
The rate of those without health insurance in the U.S. has dropped noticeably over the past few months and it is very likely the reduction is the result of the Affordable Care Act. It is still higher than it was when Obama took office however.
If you want to see a media pundit rendered utterly speechless, reduced to babbling as he tries to justify his claim that Obamacare is leading the United States to third world status, you must watch Daily Show "correspondent" Aasif Mandvi's...Show More Summary
Talking about depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues are a rather taboo in our society. In fact, 79% of people with depression reported experiencing discrimination in the past year, according to a 2013 study by The Lancet. Show More Summary
Secure platforms are allowing medical professionals to solve difficult cases and review effective treatments by tapping into their peers' expertise.
Keryx, Omeros, Alexion, and Johnson & Johnson could all loom large in health care headlines this morning. Here's all the news you need to know.
By Saerom Yoo, Statesman Journal SEIU Local 49, a health care workers union, has dropped its five ballot initiatives and agreed to start a dialogue with hospitals and the Oregon Nurses Association, but the initiatives may have already done their intended job — forcing the agenda.
The most important political and policy news of the day is Gallup’s new finding that the rate of uninsured Americans has now fallen in three straight Gallup surveys: The percentage of Americans without health insurance continues to fall, measuring 15.9% so far in 2014 compared with 17.1% in the fourth quarter of 2013. [...] The […]
“Pain is the fifth vital sign” became the slogan of a movement that was launched about a decade and a half ago. It was a campaign to educate us health care professionals, who were not doing a very good job of treating pain. The movement was overhyped and unintended consequences were realized over time. Show More Summary
It's become a commonplace to note that U.S. infrastructure costs are very high. What is less appreciated is the staggering scale of the difference. Like our health care costs, U.S. infrastructure isn't just a tad higher than the next...Show More Summary