Advocates Say Mental Health ‘Parity’ Law Is Not Fulfilling Its Promise

From time to time, I share articles that I believe warrant additional attention.  This is one of them. by Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News When Michael Kamins opened the letter from his insurer, he was enraged. His 20-year old son recently had been hospitalized twice with bipolar disorder and rescued from the brink of suicide, he […]

Interest in Obamacare increasing

A new poll from Reuters shows that Americans have a more favorable opinion of the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” than they did just a month ago. This shift comes inspite of the technical glitches that have plagued the healthcare.gov site since its October 1 launch. Among some 12,000 individuals polled online in October, 1,100 […]

Corporations Shifting Retirees to Health Exchanges – Is that bad?

Recent news about several large corporations, including GE, IBM, and Time Warner — shifting retiree health benefits into new private health insurance exchanges has many wondering about the future of their own benefits. The companies say they just can’t afford to keep the status quo in the face of rising premiums and a projected wave […]

Health Disparities Still Problematic

A new policy brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds that health care inequities are still a serious problem for many Americans, depending upon their race, gender, income, location and other social factors. The report is available for download … Continue reading

ACA Will Help Self-Employed and Would-be Entrepreneurs

As most regular readers of this blog know, I’m self-employed. Fortunately, I don’t need to worry about health insurance, since I am covered through my husband’s job. However, many are not so lucky, and must purchase a health plan on the open market. For a family of four, that can easily cost close to $20,000 […]