The tax-advantaged, employer-based health insurance system, a legacy of World War II wage-and-price controls, is unfair in every way. And that's really where a political discussion about the next steps in healthcare reform ought to start.
A lot has been written about empowering patients. Unfortunately, effective tools for making that possible still aren't widely available. But that may soon change.
Thanks to President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address, we can add moonshot to the lexicon of the war on cancer. They're both lousy metaphors.
While millions of Americans are suffering financially from out-of-pocket medical bills, the data suggest the problem is getting better, not worse.
Celebrating the anniversaries of Modern Healthcare and its owner, the family-run media company Crain Communications Inc., is an act of joy and gratitude.
The healthcare tax breaks in last week's budget bill will not undermine the Affordable Care Act's insurance coverage expansion. But they will erode the law's limited effort at controlling costs.
The large increases in healthcare spending reported recently by the CMS and a new economic survey are sending a false signal. The era of provider cost constraint hasn't ended.
The horrific nature of recent mass slaughters reveals a tragic truth: The proliferation of guns in our society has been, and continues to be, one of the nation's leading threats to public health.
UnitedHealth Group's announcement this month that it will consider exiting the insurance exchanges in 2017 because of sizable financial losses on its exchange business was the latest in a series of blows to the Affordable Care Act.
Generic versions of off-patent drugs, which today account for more than 88% of all prescriptions, save patients and the U.S. healthcare system hundreds of billions of dollars per year. That isn't turning out to be the case with biosimilars.
Last week, research on several fronts, timed for release during the annual American Heart Association meeting, raised serious questions about how the nation spends about $200 billion each year on cardiac care.
While HealthCare.gov 3.0, the online portal offering health insurance options for 37 states and the District of Columbia, is vastly improved over last year's cumbersome model, it still has a long way to go.