The Future of Universal Health Care Is Medicaid

Because John McCain landed the final blow, he has gotten the lions’ share of credit for killing the Republican health care bill, a “skinny” repeal that would have eliminated Obamacare’s ...

Medicaid Is the Future of American Health Insurance

While liberals often say that their ultimate goal in health care is “Medicare for all,” the current debate over the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act should ...

The Platinum Patients

Each year, 1 in every 20 Americans racks up just as much in medical bills as another 19 combined. This critical five percent of the U.S. population is key to solving the nation’s ...

Who’s on Medicaid Might Surprise You

Chynna Lloyd, 18, is the first in her family to go to college and plans to be a lawyer one day. Raised by her mom after her dad passed away, Chynna gets her health insurance through ...

Should people on Medicaid be required to work?

Senate Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare has put Medicaid in the spotlight, thanks to proposals including a move to let states impose work requirements on low-income ...

High-end, high-cost concierge medicine for America’s wealthiest widens healthcare divide

As millions of Americans struggle to pay their medical bills and worry that they may lose insurance coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, many of the wealthiest in the nation ...

Does Medicare’s free annual wellness visit do any good?

The annual checkup is an almost distinctly American ritual. It’s the single most common reason we see our doctors, despite persistent controversy about it (these pro and con articles ...

10 Things to Know about Medicaid: Setting the Facts Straight

  Medicaid, the nation’s public health insurance program for low-income children, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities, covers 1 in 5 Americans, including many with complex ...

Medicare for all

Medicare was proposed in 1966 with the intent that every American be able to enroll. Insurance companies lobbied to limit the program to those age who are 65 and older, under the theory ...

Medicaid is driving nation into bankruptcy

Over the last few weeks, there have been many letters concerning the attempt to change or repeal the Affordable Care Act. Most of these letters have one thing in common: the writers ...
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