Each year private health insurance funds lobby the government to increase private health insurance premiums. They claim increases are warranted because of increasing costs.
Being uninsured presents major problems, but there are issues that go beyond health care. Communities with large numbers of uninsured have a breakdown in trust. Here's why.
Trump's pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare already has weakened the health insurance market and likely will weaken it more. The instability will be costly, in more ways than one.
Academics are trained to answer important questions about health policy, and collaborating with industry on research can have a big impact.
For the first time in 15 years, as premiums and complaints rise, the proportion of the population with private health insurance is declining.
As Obamacare premium prices rise, many are asking why the U.S. doesn't have universal health care in the first place. The reasons may surprise you.
Theresa May shouldn't look to France, Germany or Switzerland for alternative healthcare models. They have problems of their own.
The Affordable Care Act increased the number of insured people, but skeptics have suggested the increase could be due to higher employment rates. That's not the case, a detailed study suggests.
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?
Business Briefing: treat the cause not the symptoms of problems with private health insurance
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If customers are questioning the value of private health insurance its because of the way the system is distorted by government incentives.
As health care providers seek ways to improve care and cut costs, providers and insurance companies have teamed up. A program in Michigan where providers share notes in real time appears to work.
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.
A key goal of the Affordable Care Act was to lower health care costs, but first we have to help individuals make better choices.
Because doctors are so powerful, it is essential they _always_ use their skills and authority to act in their patient’s best interests.
Price in health care is a squishy concept. Different words relating to cost – charge, price and out-of-pocket cost – all have different meanings.
Anyone who has purchased private health insurance or thought about changing policies knows the system is complex and confusing.
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.
The Supreme Court has upheld health insurance subsidies for states using the federal marketplace. Experts weigh in on what the decision means.