Employer health plans are popular, but their coverage is becoming less and less adequate.
Christian groups come together to offer prayer and pay one another’s medical bills.
The survey found that people who were buying plans for the second consecutive year were more satisfied than those buying
One way for Aetna to satisfy Wall Street was to begin shifting more and more of the cost of health care -- and health insurance -- to their customers. That meant that sick policyholders in particular would be paying more out of their own pocket for their care. Our marketing folks came up with an almost Orwellian name for this cost shifting: "consumer-driven health care."
In coming weeks, we can expect the Republican-controlled Congress to push two Obamacare bills that would hike profits for some businesses. What we can't expect, from either Republicans or Democrats, unfortunately, is any effort to help families, even those with insurance, to stay out of bankruptcy court because of mounting medical bills.
The first time I blew the whistle on health insurance companies was during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in June 2009. Last Wednesday, almost five years later, I appeared before that committee again to give a progress report on how Americans have been benefiting since Congress enacted reforms in 2010 that changed the way insurance companies operate.
As a former newspaper reporter and insurance company executive, I'd like to make a few suggestions to journalists who are approached by people claiming that because of the Affordable Care Act, they'll have to pay far more for coverage next year than they're paying now.
That's a lot of numbers, but they all tell the same story: The United States has the most complicated, most expensive and most frustrating health care system in the industrialized world -- and none of that is due to Obamacare.
Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation dedicated to improving the U.S. healthcare system, is one of a number of groups working
I've often said that the Affordable Care Act is the end of the beginning of health reform. It addresses many problems associated with health insurance, but more must be done to control costs and access real universal coverage. And flaws in the law need to be fixed.
Though detailed evidence of Romney's health care scam is in plain sight, the workaday press, focused as it is on the presidential "horse race," has largely given Romney a free pass on what it would actually mean.
There is fresh evidence almost every week that our uniquely American free market health care system continues to fail us.
Because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act allowing parents to keep children on their family policies until they turn 26, 6.6 million young adults are now insured. But beneficial as the reform law has been to millions of families, it hasn't been of help to young people in families with uninsured parents.
Chicago's rankings are “reflective of high costs, high rates of uninsured, very high rates of potentially preventable hospital
One of the reasons I left my job in the health insurance industry was because I could not in good conscience continue to promote high-deductible plans, often marketed as "consumer-driven" plans, as wise choices for most Americans.
Does the U.S. Have the World's Best Health Care System? Yes, If You're Talking About the Third World
Americans are not getting nearly as much bang for the health care buck as citizens of most other developed countries -- and even some countries in the developing world.