The good old days.
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An examination of orthopedic surgery and knee replacement showed that higher payments were associated with markets dominated by a few large physician groups.
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It looks like where you live, and what regulations that state has for health insurers, may have a major impact on whether you are diagnosed early or not.
Picking the right plan can be tough.
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Picking a plan that provides the coverage you need at a price you can afford is tough. It's even harder when you don't have a great understanding of the language that insurers use to describe plans.
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act celebrate after the Supreme Court upheld the law in a 6-3 vote at the Supreme Court in Washington June 25 2015.
Meaningful insurance coverage, access to health care and costs were problems before King v Burwell and are still problems today.
The court’s opinion in King v Burwell shows a strong understanding of the Affordable Care Act.
Law professors were vocal in explaining how the different parts of the ACA worked together. It looks like the court was paying attention.
The ACA lives.
The Supreme Court has upheld health insurance subsidies for states using the federal marketplace. Experts weigh in on what the decision means.
The Supreme Court hasn’t been singing to Scalia’s tune.
Justice Scalia once again failed to win over either Justice Kennedy or Chief Justice Roberts, revealing he is losing the war over the Supreme Court's heart.
What will states using the federal insurance marketplace do if the Supreme Court rules against the government in King v Burwell?
If the Supreme Court ends subsidies for the federal exchange, affected states could just establish their own exchanges, right? It's a little more complicated than that.
Could a decision against the government in King v Burwell lead to a backlash against the GOP?
Supporting a decision that leaves six million people without coverage and raises premiums for others could further the image of the Republican Party as an uncaring party of the wealthy.
Does the ACA deserve a clean bill of health?
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The Affordable Care Act was the most significant health care reform since Medicare. Have concerns that it would hurt businesses panned out?
10% co-insurance? Huh?
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Choosing health insurance that provides the amount of coverage you’ll likely need at the right cost is a difficult task, especially if it's your first time picking a plan.
Are health law professors educating the Supreme Court?
In the oral argument in King v Burwell, the justices displayed a much more sophisticated understanding of the Affordable Care Act.
Consumers appear to cut their medical care spending when deductibles go up, even when it doesn’t make any sense.
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Switching to a high-deductible plan leads people to reduce medical spending even when it doesn't make any sense.
For contraception, choice and access are critical.
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In May, the White House clarified the guidelines for contraceptive coverage, ending cost containment practices that made it hard for some women to access the method of their choice.
Some consolidation for what ails you?
Big organizations don't always lead to lower costs or better care.
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High costs can keep some patients from seeing a doctor until its too late.
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Insurance doesn’t always mean you’re protected.
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A few years ago, we met Angie, a hair salon owner in Oregon with health insurance coverage and a stack of unpaid medical bills. She and her husband were both employed – he as a carpenter — and earned about…
Tea Party naysayers.
The period of Open Enrollment, the annual window in which eligible Americans can sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has got off to a fairly smooth start. Even so it is clear…
Citizens too have a role in fixing things
Now that Capitol Hill has turned red, the debate has turned to whether this will increase gridlock or not. Certainly from the perspective of the President it will. He can expect vastly more difficulty…