The new rules Kentucky and other states want to impose could leave millions of Americans who benefit from this safety net program uninsured – and resorting to the emergency room for their health care.
Funding for a children’s health insurance program ran out at the end of last September. Despite the program’s clear benefits, plans to renew it have been caught in partisan bickering.
CVS, which operates nearly 10,000 pharmacies across the country, announced intentions to buy Aetna, the nation’s third-largest provider of health insurance. Here’s how consumers could be affected.
If Americans become less healthy and have less access to health care, then everyone loses.
Once young women could access health insurance through their parents, they seemed to make very different decisions about contraception, abortion and marriage.
About 20 per cent of refugees to Canada are pregnant. Many of them are medically uninsured. It’s not only morally correct to provide prenatal care, but also cheaper for Canada’s system to do so.
The opening session of a meeting of neurologists focused on a problem plaguing doctors: burnout. Doctors are growing increasingly stressed, and it’s affecting patients, too.
In most markets, diversity and choice foster robust competition. In health insurance they could lead to fragmentation and market failure.
The French health care system is rated as one of the best in the world, but it’s a shield that’s under increasing stress.
Medicaid, a state-federal entitlement program that people associate only with the poor, pays for care for more than six in 10 nursing home residents. That could be you, or someone you love.
The Republican position on health care has been based upon a belief in individual choice. Here’s how their own versions of health care bills eroded choice, however, and how they also did harm.
After the Senate nixed a repeal of Obamacare, Pres. Trump turned to Twitter, vowing to let the law die. But he’s actually doing much more. Here’s how he’s taking an active part in destroying the law.
There may be some benefits to public hospitals treating more private patients.
Senate Republicans have been trying to find a way to get enough votes to repeal Obamacare. Here’s how their delay could lead to a result they did not expect – more Medicaid.
The CBO analysis of the new health care bill not only shows that tens of millions would lose insurance. It is a major shift in this country’s attitudes and policies toward helping the poor.
Pres. Trump has been saying for months that Obamacare will ‘explode’ on its own. He and HHS Secretary Tom Price have a lot of power to make it do so, thus making it appear that law was a failure.
Arguments about the AHCA showed deep disagreement on health care coverage. Could this move us toward universal coverage, which some say could be simpler? Don’t hold your breath.
How preexisting conditions came to be a condition for passage of the Republicans’ health care law is a complicated tale. Insurers created the cost-saving technique, excluding millions over the years.
Even Pres. Trump said he had no idea that health insurance can be so complicated.
Part of the reason is that it’s not something we really want to buy – and not something we want to buy for others.
Already becoming a darling of Wall Street, blockchain technology’s biggest real benefits could come to the world’s poorest people. Here’s how.