Tuesday, May 5, 2015
health care
Hospital paperwork

A Little Homework Can Help You Navigate The Medicare Maze

You’re eligible for Medicare when you turn 65, but these days, the decision to sign up is not a slam-dunk.

April 29, 2015
ObamaBirthers

What’s Partisan About Fact?

The lack of GOP enthusiasm for fact-checkers ought to tell you something. Who could have a problem with a fact-checker?

April 27, 2015
Workers pay more out-of-pocket for health care as wages stagnate and employers shrink back there coverage.

What Conservatives Get Wrong On Medicaid

If conservative states do expand Medicaid, it is often complicated, discourages enrollment, and penalizes the poor by requiring premium payments.

April 16, 2015
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Supreme Court Bars Judges From Setting Medicaid Rates

Medicaid rates are so low that the Supreme Court was needed to forbid health care providers from continually suing certain states.

March 31, 2015
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Obamacare Opponents Still Await The Apocalypse

Five years later, Republican panic over the Affordable Care Act seems sillier than ever.

March 28, 2015
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Obamacare Should Be Less Complex

Obamacare shouldn’t be repealed or struck down — but it can be improved.

March 26, 2015
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Baton Rouge Emergency Room Closing Shows Cost Of Obamacare Fight

By rejecting Obamacare, Bobby Jindal opts out of Medicaid assistance for Baton Rougean, forcing neighborhood hospitals to close.

March 25, 2015
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Taking The Pulse Of Obama’s Health Care Law At Age Five

Five years on, the split feelings on Obamacare “has come to define not only the politics of the law but also its implementation.”

March 23, 2015
These blood glucose test strips are to use with the GlucoTel - Blood Glucose Monitoring and Diabetes Management System only. The test strips are used to measure blood glucose (sugar) in capillary whole blood. (bodytel via Flickr)

Diabetes Study Shows Benefits Of Expanded Medicaid Under Obamacare

See the latest evidence that Obamacare works.

March 23, 2015
The U.S. Capitol under construction in October, 2014 (Mike Maguire via Flickr)

Waiting For The Children’s Health Insurance Program

Will congressional dysfunction threaten a near-perfect health care program?

March 23, 2015
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Apple’s ResearchKit Could Be Boon For Medical Research, But There Are Concerns

Apple unveils ResearchKit, which will collect participant’s data to analyze their health.

March 18, 2015
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Q & A: How The Great Recession Affected Children

Although the Great Recession is officially over, children’s well-being has gotten worse since 2007.

March 18, 2015
Obamacare

Supreme Court Case May Devastate Hospitals In 34 HealthCare.gov States

Take a detailed look at the disaster that the Supreme Court could cause by gutting Obamacare.

March 16, 2015
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Q&A: Could States With Federal Exchanges Easily Launch Their Own?

Is there a contingency plan if the Supreme Court rules against Obamacare?

March 13, 2015
obamacare

Obamacare’s Projected Costs Continue To Tumble, CBO Report Says

Five years after the Affordable Care Act became law, its projected costs continue to plummet.

March 9, 2015
Drugs

Consumer Confidential: Costco-Visa Deal Shows Why Medicare Should Negotiate Drug Prices

Conservatives have subverted market forces to ensure that Americans pay more for their drugs.

March 5, 2015
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Supreme Court Arguments To Begin In Major Challenge To Health Care Law

Arguments in the controversial new Supreme Court challenge to Obamacare begin this morning.

March 4, 2015
Justice Scalia & Bryan Garner Book Talk and Signing (Photo: Brian Calhoun via Flickr)

SCOTUS v. ACA

The Republican justices know they can destroy Obamacare — it’s why they agreed to hear King v. Burwell in the first place.

March 3, 2015
President Obama in Miami

Immigration Changes Wouldn’t Solve Health Issues

Millions of immigrants will be protected from deportation under DAPA and DACA — but they won’t be eligible for federal health programs.

March 2, 2015
Healthcare not warfare

If Supreme Court Rules Against Obamacare, States Have Few Options

Even some red state governments are starting to panic over King v. Burwell.

March 2, 2015
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Obamacare Supporters May Make States’ Rights Case Before Supreme Court

Inside the White House’s ironic legal defense of the Affordable Care Act.

February 26, 2015
Supreme Court

Obamacare Faces The Abyss. Again.

The Supreme Court has another chance to kill the Affordable Care Act — and this time, it may take it.

February 26, 2015
Anti-Vaxxers and parents who fail or cannot vaccinate their children spread otherwise preventable sicknesses

The Reason Why So Many Kids Aren’t Vaccinated? It’s Not Always Anti-Vaxxers, Some Just Don’t Follow Up

Overburdened and without health care, some parents forgo vaccination.

February 24, 2015
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Health Law Drives Down U.S. Rate Of Uninsured Patients, Survey Finds

New evidence confirms that Obamacare is working.

February 24, 2015
David Vitter

Senator Continuing Investigation Into Congressional Health Care Enrollment

David Vitter isn’t giving up his anti-Obamacare crusade.

February 20, 2015