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Report 03.01.2011

The Health Care Law: Good News for Caregivers

Are you one of the 52 million Americans who take care of a spouse, parent, or other relative? If so, you know that caregiving can take an emotional and financial toll. Caregivers lose wages,…

Insights Column 02.28.2011

Community health centers vital to Americans’ health

Jimmy Ledesma’s sister and two brothers all died from diabetes. He did not realize that he too was suffering from the disease until he collapsed at work one day—and could not stand up. He…

Insights Column 02.25.2011

No More Free Rides, Says Judge

Originally posted on The Huffington Post: Yesterday afternoon, a third federal district judge ruled that the personal responsibility clause in the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. The American Center for Law and Justice, a right-wing…

Insights Column 02.24.2011

Seven States Lead the Way on Exchange IT

Starting in 2014, health insurance exchanges will be up and running. They will serve as online hubs where individuals and businesses can shop for coverage with the help of easy-to-understand information on all their…

Insights Column 02.24.2011

Go back to the Wild West?

Just a year ago, children with pre-existing conditions like leukemia, or even asthma, could be denied health insurance. Seniors struggled to pay for prescription drugs when they reached the “doughnut hole.” And recent college…

Insights Column 02.23.2011

Stand with Wisconsin

The people's response to Governor Scott Walker's "budget repair bill" is a poignant reminder to each of us to engage in the broader debate about where we are headed as a country. Should not…

Insights Column 02.17.2011

Prevention is a top priority

Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law last March, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been working around the clock to implement its provisions. As part of their…

Insights Column 02.10.2011

The Constitutional Question

The recent court decisions regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, specifically the individual responsibility provision or “individual mandate,” have reignited the debate between opponents and proponents of the new law. With two…