The government shutdown and the disconnect on health care By Andrew D. Coates, M.D., F.A.C.P.
I’d like to offer some thoughts this week about the discussion over health care in Washington. We’re heading into the second week of the federal government shutdown, in which the right wing of Congress has demanded that President Obama step back from his health reform.
This reveals to me the shocking disconnect between the center-stage discussion in Washington and the everyday discussion we have at our kitchen tables, at our jobs, and with our friends.
Affordable healthcare is just a click away in New York, where officials are trumpeting the rollout of the state's health exchange as a success.
Since the health exchange went live online October 1, more than 40-thousand New Yorkers completed the application process for health insurance: officials say the number surpasses the numbers reported by any other state.
With about a week to go before all employers must comply with certain elements of the Affordable Care Act and individual health exchanges open, tensions are rising as lawmakers in Washington find themselves embroiled in a bitter battle over defunding "Obamacare."
Home health care agencies are facing a 14 percent cut in Medicare funding over the next four years. Industry representatives warn this will have a devastating impact on seniors and the disabled who receive medical care at home. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Eric Berger, CEO of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is to join the Vermont Chamber of Commerce in kicking off a series of forums for small businesses to learn about the new health insurance exchange being created under the federal Affordable Care Act.
A program today from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Montpelier's Capitol Plaza hotel and conference center will be geared to helping small businesses learn what they need to know as they prepare to shop in the Vermont Health Connect exchange for health insurance.
A national, nonprofit consumer health organization is calling October 1 a milestone, when more than 2.4 million New Yorkers may enroll in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Two congressional representatives say many are probably unaware of the financial help available.