Cost and quality issues have long plagued the U.S. health care system because insurance companies both finance and manage medical care. So how did we get stuck with this system in the first place?
To discourage smoking, insurance companies charge higher premiums for smokers. This is having an unexpected consequence: rather than quit smoking, poor people are quitting insurance.
TV news stories often frame contraception as a political or social issue, rather than a medical issue, depriving the public of vital health information.
Aetna's cutback in the ACA marketplace has raised concerns about the health of the health care law. Here's why stories of its demise may be greatly exaggerated.
Hillary Clinton's health care plan includes a public option and lowering the age limit for Medicare. Both would be hard to get through Congress.
Donald Trump wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act and allow insurers in one state to sell in another. Do his ideas hold up?
A key goal of the Affordable Care Act was to lower health care costs, but first we have to help individuals make better choices.
The absence of comprehensive dental care exacts a toll on millions of Americans in terms of poor health, pain and the social stigma associated with bad teeth.
Democratic candidates support access to contraception, while candidates from the Republican Party favor policies that could severely restrict access to contraception.
The leading GOP candidates all claim one of their top priorities will be to repeal Obamacare. An architect of the original law outlines the thorny – but plausible – path to repeal.
The long-serving justice changed how judges talk about statutes, but not, argues one law professor, how they ultimately interpret them.
Price in health care is a squishy concept. Different words relating to cost – charge, price and out-of-pocket cost – all have different meanings.
An examination of orthopedic surgery and knee replacement showed that higher payments were associated with markets dominated by a few large physician groups.
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 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.
Meaningful insurance coverage, access to health care and costs were problems before King v Burwell and are still problems today.
Law professors were vocal in explaining how the different parts of the ACA worked together. It looks like the court was paying attention.
The Supreme Court has upheld health insurance subsidies for states using the federal marketplace. Experts weigh in on what the decision means.
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.
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.