Can Medicare survive the Trump administration?

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Donald J. Trump promised during the campaign that his administration would leave Medicare untouched. He was adamant on that point, declaring... Read more

Intellectual and developmental disabilities services are dangerously underfunded

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People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), an umbrella term that includes severe chronic disabilities that can be physical... Read more

Elections matter. But so do values and principles

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That this year’s election will have an unprecedented impact on, well, just about everything, is an understatement. The [mostly] unexpected... Read more

Trump and American health care – what’s in store?

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The Health Cents blog surveyed its regular contributors for thoughts on the effects the election will have on American health care and on the... Read more

Counterpoint: Why Obamacare insurance is no bargain

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Robert Field, editor of this blog and a professor at Drexel University's schools of law and public health, recently wrote a blog post explaining... Read more

Obamacare insurance is a bargain, even with recent rate hikes

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Rate hikes for 2017 might make you think that Obamacare has sent health insurance rates through the roof. But if that’s what you thought... Read more

Flu season is the time to appreciate the value of adult vaccinations

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It’s flu season and there’s no excuse not to get your flu shot. Doctors, employers and just about every corner pharmacy is offering... Read more

How bad are the Obamacare price hikes? Not as bad as you may think

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Premiums on the ACA exchanges will rise by an average of 25% next year. That’s a big jump. How will people afford it? Fortunately, very... Read more