Among the many schemes presented to tame our rising health care costs, one plan suggests circumventing doctors when lower-cost professionals can deliver care. The proposal has emerged to address the twin needs of taming rising costs and meeting gaps in the supply of doctors. One promising approach transfers the delivery of care into the hands [...]
How voters view health care and women’s jobs will have a major impact on the outcome of the presidential election. I say this, not because I’m a pundit or a pollster, but because of what I see in my job as a doctor. As a hospital physician, I’m often faced with patients who can no [...]
“The Republican platform and the speaker lineup for the Republican National Convention demonstrate a fundamental disregard for women and women’s health.” Spoken by the president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, we can safely assume that the speaker is most interested in reproductive health policy. I argue that too often we conflate attention to and [...]
Back in March, ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, I wondered what might happen to the Medicaid expansion. The question before the court in Florida v. Health and Human Services was whether the federal government could require states to expand their Medicaid eligibility and whether, if states [...]
I admit to being quite surprised—and delighted—by the news that the Supreme Court upheld nearly all parts of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) or what the right often calls “Obamacare.” When Chief Justice Roberts joined the four justices already expected to find the law constitutional, he defied my expectations. Perhaps you can forgive my pessimistic [...]
What does it mean for my family that “Obamacare” was upheld by the Supreme Court? In short, it means I don’t have to worry. Currently, my husband works for a company that happens to have a great-for-us health insurance plan, so we have the guarantee that if one of the four of us falls ill [...]
American families across the country are breathing a major sigh of relief. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as “Obamacare“) is constitutional and that Congress was within its power to mandate that Americans buy health insurance or be subject to a financial penalty. Now, there are all sorts of [...]
Election Year 2012 marches on to November. Here and there social causes are used as political footballs. Some candidates surviving the latest tackle will see a few more yards. But there is one national issue that we, particularly women of all ages, cannot allow to be benched – health care insurance and the basic reforms [...]
So here it is. This term the Supreme Court will decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act, a fact that given the fight for passage and then fight in the courts, is not that surprising. So far the bulk of the focus has revolved around the individual mandate, perhaps the least popular provision of [...]
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