Posted on June 25, 2015
In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court has just upheld the constitutionality of the health care subsidies offered to low-income Americans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare." With Obamacare firmly in place for years to come, where does health care policy go from here?
The new 11th Edition of Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States, thoroughly updated to cover the Affordable...
Posted on May 5, 2015
Last month, I discussed the first two points made in my March 2013 blog post, Nurses: Five Ways Health Reform Affects You.. I compared observations about health reform with current developments and implications for nurses. This post wraps up the discussion with the remaining three points from 2013.
Posted on April 28, 2015
Do we have health reform in the US, or don’t we?
As of February 3, 2015, the US House of Representatives voted for the 56th time to repeal or restrict the Affordable Care Act of 2010, otherwise known as health reform. A current Supreme Court case will decide whether...
Posted on September 16, 2014
Susan J. Penner, RN, MN, MPA, DrPH, CNL
Author, Economics and Financial Management for Nurses and Nurse Leaders, Second Edition, 2013.
Medicare Open Enrollment for 2015 coverage starts on October 15, but with all the options available, deciding on the best Medicare plan can be difficult and confusing. The premiums vary from one health plan to another. Senior citizens who have problems...
Posted on November 19, 2013
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Americans began enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace this October. Several...