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Insights Column 03.23.2012

The High Cost of Gender Rating

What could explain a health insurance company charging one 25-year-old nearly double what another pays for the same coverage? No, it's not a pre-existing condition or chronic illness. It's gender. In most states, health insurers…

Insights Column 03.19.2012

Mary Brown Doesn’t Have Unpaid Broccoli Bills

It's hard to miss the irony: Mary Brown, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case challenging the health care law, who claimed in court she "doesn't have insurance" and "doesn't want to pay for it,"…

Insights Column 03.07.2012

The Affordable Care Act Saved My Future

It only took one night for my financial standing to turn upside down. As a recent college graduate and soon-to-be graduate student, money is scarce and I worry about every dollar I spend. During…

Insights Column 03.01.2012

Celebrate Black History Month and Fight for Health Equity

"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As African American History Month comes to a close, we reflect on Dr. King's…

Insights Column 02.27.2012

Value You Can See

We all want value for the dollar when we make a big purchase. Especially when we buy something expensive, we want to know that we're getting a high-quality product that makes a hit to…

Insights Column 02.16.2012

The Hidden Holes in Our Health Coverage

On February 9, the Administration announced a final rule under the health care law that requires all health insurance companies to describe the benefits, limitations, and costs of their plans in plain, consistent language.…

Insights Column 02.16.2012

The State of Latino Health Twitter Chat

Cross-posted via the Department of Health and Human Services By, Julia Eisman HHS New Media Communications Director Not all Americans have equal access to health care - or similar health care outcomes. Racial and ethnic…