Not all readers bought Lew Mandell’s skepticism of long-term care insurance. Is it not a smart investment for Americans who can’t afford to self-insure their future care? Mandell returns to explain when this investment makes sense and when it’s a waste. Continue reading
About 4.2 million Americans have enrolled in private health plans through the end of February via the online insurance marketplaces established by the federal health law — with enrollment jumping by nearly 1 million people last month, the Obama administration said Tuesday. Continue reading
President Barack Obama made a surprising appearance on Funny or Die’s “Between Two Ferns,” an online show hosted by comedian Zach Galifianakis. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Warding off the specter of election-year health insurance cancellations, the Obama administration Wednesday announced a two-year extension for individual policies that don’t meet requirements of the new health care law.
The decision helps defuse a political problem for Democrats in tough re-election battles this fall, especially for senators who in 2010 stood with President Barack Obama and voted to pass his health overhaul.
The extension was part of a major package of regulations that sets ground rules for 2015, the second year of government-subsidized health insurance markets under Obama’s law – and the first year that larger employers will face a requirement to provide coverage. Continue reading
Inmates with a history of mental health problems – and that’s almost 65 percent of them – or another long-term medical problem, like substance abuse, receive care on a regular basis while incarcerated. But upon release, which is often after just a few months of jail time, their connection to treatment vanishes. Continue reading
Patients with insurance may not be transferred to specialized trauma centers as quickly as those without, a Stanford study has found Continue reading
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced his plans for a new health insurance program that would provide universal coverage on Wednesday. Continue reading
What did the American public think of President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union? NewsHour asked viewers to send in video responses. From thoughts on renewable energy to the minimum wage, health care reform to NSA data collection, we sample a few of your reactions. Continue reading