On the plus side the exchanges are working better and this is helping to increase the number of people selecting plans. Over 360,000 people selected a private insurance plan on one of the exchanges in the first two month, with 227,478 selecting plans on the state run exchanges and 137,204 selecting plans on the federal Healthcare.gov.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday December 11, 2013 9:10 am|
|By: Anti-Capitalist Meetup Sunday December 1, 2013 5:20 pm|
This week has a certain nostalgia for me. I am working the last four shifts in my home, Humboldt County. Nestled between pristine redwoods and dramatic cliffs overlooking the west coast of California, I want to stay here, but cannot. I am feeling the full force of the United States health care crisis. In the four years I have worked here eight of ten obstetricians in the southern half of the county have left, and now I find I am one of them.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 12, 2013 7:36 am|
Many old policies will be cancelled by January 1st and some people will have no choice but to use the exchanges or be left without coverage. The administration has had an exceptionally long grace period to fix this problem, but time is quickly running out.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 7, 2013 4:20 pm|
While in Texas selling his health care law President Obama highlighted that it is really easy to just expand public insurance to cover the uninsured.
|By: Jon Walker Friday October 18, 2013 10:20 am|
This whole insane Affordable Care Act design was about needlessly leaving in place private middlemen, and that created yet another layer of extremely expensive and complex bureaucracy.
|By: Michelle Chen Sunday August 18, 2013 12:30 pm|
For many seniors, growing older means facing new kinds of stress—such as fragile health, a tight budget on a fixed income, or the travails of living alone.
And for the people who care for the aging, the stress can be just as severe.
|By: Dr. Matthew R. Anderson Saturday August 10, 2013 1:59 pm|
The creation of “free clinics” to provide services to those without access to health care has a long and rich history, some of which has made it into the popular imagination.
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 19, 2013 1:25 pm|
By far, the best provision in the law is the Medicaid expansion intended to cover all people near the poverty line. This should not only eventually be responsible for the bulk of the coverage expansion, but it should do the most good for people.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 27, 2013 5:00 pm|
With many Republican politicians at the state level refusing to have anything to do with Obamacare, some groups are now starting to look toward the ballot initiative process as a way to circumvent their opposition to the Medicaid expansion provision.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 13, 2013 1:40 pm|
Arizona is going to be one of the few red states to actually take part in the Medicaid expansion. Thanks to the aggressive lobbying by Republican Governor Jan Brewer, the state will take advantage of the Affordable Care Act to enlarge its Medicaid program.