UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest commercial health insurer, made good on a six-month-old threat and announced Tuesday that it will pull out of Affordable Care Act exchanges in all but “a handful of states” after this year. The questions that raises are: Will that hurt? And, if so, who does it hurt? United had previously […]
Category Archive for 'The Best Healthcare in the World'
The overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer has been an ongoing and steadily escalating issue over the past few decades. In 1992, six out of every 100,000 Americans were diagnosed with thyroid cancer. In 2012, that number was two-and-a-half times higher, at 15. Despite the increase in diagnoses, however, the rate of people who have died of […]
It’s difficult for people who have never had them to understand a migraine isn’t just a really bad headache.
And this is why we vote for Democrats. Unbelievably, Republicans are just planning to ignore this, like they did with global warming: Washington (dpa) – Calling what they’ve learned since focusing on the Zika virus “not reassuring,” US health officials said Monday the illness brings a “broader set of complications” for pregnant women than first […]
Posted in The Best Healthcare in the World on Mar 14th, 2016
During CNN’s town hall with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton Sunday night, an Ohio voter asked a question about health care reform which caused my antennae to quiver. Teresa O’Donnell opened up by saying that her insurance premium had gone from $490 per month to $1091 per month after the ACA took effect. “I know […]
This is about Maryland hospitals, but the information applies everywhere. For instance, hospitals now break a lot of costs out separately that used to be bundled and covered by your insurance: Despite having state-wide cost-control measures in place, not all medical procedures at Maryland hospitals are treated equally. With the increase cost of deductibles and […]
This letter to President Obama about the Affordable Care Act made me cry. It’s also why I get so angry whenever those Republicans talk about repealing the ACA. President Obama is visiting Milwaukee today, because the city successfully managed to get health care to poor families in spite of Governor Scott Walker failing to expand […]
Hold the presses! Donald Trump actually released a policy paper — sort of — on how he plans to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. Remember all that crap in the last debate/town hall about pre-existing conditions out of Trump’s mouth? I was literally ranting on Twitter, because the way he said it sounded […]
Some amazing news: Johnson & Johnson, continuing its long quest for a Type 1 diabetes cure, is joining forces with biotech company ViaCyte to speed development of the first stem cell treatment that could fix the life-threatening hormonal disorder. They’ve already begun testing it in a small number of diabetic patients. If it works as […]
Matthew Iglesias at Vox deconstructs Bernie Sanders’ policy proposals and concludes: Bernie Sanders’s campaign and his most fervent supporters are going to read this article as harsh — and in many ways it is. But the truth is I think there’s a lot to like about Bernie Sanders. I share Sanders’s admiration for the Nordic […]