Here’s some good news about health care for a change. Fewer Americans lacked health insurance in 2011 than in 2010 - almost a million-and-a-half of them. What's going on?
Who could be a better guide for helping people to lose weight than their physicians? No one sees the dangers of excess weight more clearly, and no one is better positioned to spread the word.
Obamacare made a good start. It will save about 30 million Americans from being shut out of the system for lack of insurance. But much more needs to be done.
Mitt Romney says his Massachusetts health reform plan is much better than Obama’s. He claims it’s different in important ways. Here's a more careful look.
For the third straight year, Medicare spending will grow more slowly than expected. That’s the conclusion of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office in a report issued this week.
What’s the biggest change Paul Ryan wants to make to American health care? It isn’t his privatization plan for Medicare, as significant as that is. Ryan wants to make even bigger changes to Medicaid, the program that covers health care for the poor.
Will they ever give up? House Republicans have devised yet another plan to try to undermine the health reform law. This one is an attempt at an end-run around the Supreme Court ruling that upheld it.
What health insurance plan has the most satisfied customers? Is it run by a company that is large or small, for-profit or nonprofit, local or national?
Breaking news!! The House of Representative voted to repeal all of Obamacare – for the 33rd time. In a recurring political ritual, Republicans in the chamber denounced the law as a government takeover and said that all of it has to go. Then they backed up their statements with a vote.
OK. I was wrong. I predicted the Supreme Court would strike down the mandate in the health reform law. But at least I was in good company. Few people expected the mandate to get a clean pass.
The High Court is expected to rule on President Obama's health care package Thursday morning. Predicting the outcome is the hottest game in the health policy world.
On Thursday June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care initiative, the Affordable Care Act. Whichever way the ruling goes, our expert, Robert I. Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H., will be here to answer your questions.
One percent represents the tiny portion of the population that is likely to actually bear the burden of the mandate to obtain health insurance contained in Obama’s health reform law.
Big business could be the biggest loser if the Supreme Court overturns Obamacare. To be more precise, one business in particular faces an enormous risk – the insurance industry.
Obama’s plan is modeled on the Massachusetts law signed by then Governor Mitt Romney in 2006. When the state implemented that plan, it led the country in attacking the problem of uninsurance. Massachusetts stands on the verge of leading again, this time in addressing high costs.
What would health reform look like if the Republicans get the chance to rewrite Obamacare?
Who first came up with the idea of forcing Americans to have health insurance? It certainly wasn’t Obama.