The health law’s ambitious lab for transforming how medicine is delivered and financed submitted its official report card to Congress on Tuesday, boasting of a few early results but mostly showing many works in progress.
WASHINGTON — More than half of Americans say they already have enough information at restaurants to decide whether they are making a healthy purchase. But they want even more. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — New episodes in the nation’s long-running political drama over health care are coming via your news feed in 2015.
The fate of President Barack Obama’s health care law again hangs in the balance as the Supreme Court weighs another legal challenge to the program, now covering millions of people. And a Republican-led Congress prepares for more votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, ignoring threatened vetoes by the president. Continue reading
The first 50-state report on the latest sign-up season under President Barack Obama’s health care law shows that more than 4 million people selected plans for the first time or re-enrolled in what the administration called “an encouraging start.” Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015.
In negotiating the creation of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals took a big gamble, with the expectation that they would soon have millions of new Medicaid customers. In states that expanded Medicaid, the bet paid off. Sarah Varney of Kaiser Health News reports on financial gains made by some hospitals as more patients are able to pay their bills, and the heavy price being paid by hospitals in states that opted against expansion. Continue reading
- Republicans cite rise of ISIS, Democrats point to Ferguson fallout as top stories of 2014, poll finds
Americans are slightly more likely than they were a year ago to believe that the current year was better than the last for the United States— 30 percent say so this year, while 25 percent said so in 2013. On the other hand, Americans are more likely than in the 2013 poll to say this year was worse than last for the world as a whole, with 38 percent saying so now after 30 percent said so a year ago. Continue reading
Kass’ relationship with the Obamas started when they hired him to cook healthier meals for the family in Chicago before the 2008 elections. Michelle Obama was a vice president at the University of Chicago Medical Center and caring for young daughters, while Obama was a U.S. senator spending most of his time in Washington.
Several scientists may have been exposed to the Ebola virus at a Centers for Disease Control lab in Atlanta, the Washington Post reported. The Washington Post report said that as many as 12 scientists were potentially exposed when a sample … Continue reading
A persistent state of denial paralyzes caregivers and can ultimately impede the advocacy and support your loved one needs. And yet, some experts believe denial can be an effective tool for caregivers. Going there temporarily can let you focus on being present with your loved one and not allow the negative to engulf opportunities for joy. Continue reading