Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

Why people don’t like the Affordable Care Act?

The reason may be the exact problem that the ACA was trying to solve.  The ACA was trying to increase the affordability of health care.  They did this in part through the creation of the exchanges and patient subsidies.  However, premium rises have been double digits for multiple years and amount patients have to cover […]

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Medicare: Expert vs. Public Opinion

A great article from NEJM summarizes the differences on the problems Medicare faces as seen by experts and the public.  This press release summarizes the results. One reason that many Americans believe Medicare does not contribute to the deficit is that the majority thinks Medicare recipients pay or have prepaid the cost of their health […]

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Why is Obamacare Unpopular?

Views on the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare, a.k.a. Health Reform) are mixed. Despite the fact that many people support individual provisions, overall, the measure is unpopular. Why would that be the case? A revealing Health Affairs interview with Cythnia Morgan, may reveal the answer. Morgan is a fifty-eight-year-old former hotel manager, has been out […]

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Will health reform help you and your family?

The Kaiser Family Foundation that says 59% of people think health reform would make the country better off and only 12% thought health reform would make the country worse off.  This seems like overwhelming support.  However, how only 38% of people thought health reform would make themselves and their family better off compared to 11% […]

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