Tag: health reform

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July 14, 2012

Even 12-Year-Olds Understand Healthcare Reform

If you want to know how easy and intuitive it is to understand the individual mandate, watch this video with Peter Ubel and his son, Taylor Greeno, who discuss why healthcare reform is good for everyone.…

June 28, 2012

Waiting for the SCOTUS decision on Obamacare? Read AJOB.

As the nation waits on pins and needles for SCOTUS’ decision regarding Obamacare, take a few minutes to bone up on the ethics of healthcare reform and governance with AJOB’s Special Issue on healthcare reform.…

October 10, 2011

Saving the USPS by Cutting Healthcare Costs?

What does the postal service have to do with healthcare? Sure, the USPS delivers medical supplies to individuals and organizations. But that is not the connection that the nation’s postmaster general is making between healthcare and the viability of the postal service.…

June 7, 2011

Unintended Effect of Obamacare: Employer-based Insurance Disappears?

This could hardly have been the intent when healthcare reform was passed last year, but a recent study by top-notch consulting firm McKinsey suggests that as many as 30% of employers plan to drop health insurance as a benefit when the new healthcare law goes into effect.…

October 26, 2010

Zeke Emanuel Takes the Cake

When he’s not changing the face of U.S health policy or being a provocateur in the academic literature, can you guess what Ezekiel Emanuel is doing in his down time?…

April 28, 2010

Ethics of Rationing End-of-Life Care: Can We Ever Agree?

A PBS forum with Arthur Caplan and others asked the BIG question about rationing end-of-life care, and perhaps rationing in general: can we as a society ever agree as to what the rational goals of health care can be at the end of life?…

March 24, 2010

Three Points of View on Health Care Reform: A Podcast and a Blog

The Bioethics Channel at the Center for Practical Bioethics presents an ethical analysis of the historical passage of health care reform.…

March 23, 2010

Tucked Inside National Health Care Reform is National Menu Reform

And just when you were beginning to worry that national health care reform might not effect you have no fear. Nicely tucked away inside the health reform bill in Section 2572 is the mandate that chain restaurants with more than 20 locations display nutritional and caloric information for all of their consumers, says WSJ Health Blog.…

March 4, 2010

If You Are STILL Wondering Why Health Care Reform Is Important...

Check out this statistic from the Chicago Tribune today: “Illinois consumers to pay up to 60% more [for health insurance premiums], data show.” When do they pay more?…

November 23, 2009

Caplan: Pay Up for Quality Care, Or Else

The trent toward concierge medicine is not a good thing, says Art Caplan, today on MSNBC.com. Why not just draw a big bright yellow line across the street that indicates that “the haves” can get quality care over here and “the have nots” cannot get quality care over there?…

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April 10, 2013 12:58 pm

Health budget raises spending for reform, mental health

President Barack Obama’s proposed 2014 budget includes an increase of $3.9 billion to support the administration’s healthcare overhaul, and cuts programs such as immunizations and cancer screenings that would in the future be financed through individual state insurance exchanges.

August 10, 2012 11:55 am

Health reform may expose immigrant status of millions (Reuters)

As she was ushered into surgery eight years ago, Paula was confident that doctors at Washington’s Howard University Hospital would find the cancer that had been growing in her right breast for months. She was less certain about where she would wake up the next day.  “I felt scared because of the stories in other states … It was always in the back of my mind that a doctor, or an immigration officer dressed as a doctor, could take me,” said Paula, 60, of the fear that she would be exposed as an undocumented immigrant and deported.