Sometimes life forces us to make decisions, even when we don't have enough information to know how the decision will turn out. The risks may be even greater when people make decisions for other people. Yet there are some who are not only willing, but eager, to take decisions away from those who are directly affected.
Many people worry that if Obamacare were replaced in one fell swoop, almost all the people who enrolled in Medicaid due to the law would lose their health insurance. This worry is understandable. Nevertheless, it turns out to be unjustified. Many of the people who were enrolled in Medicaid as a result of Obamacare would lose their insurance.
A certain amount of sound sleep is necessary for optimal health and can affect hormone levels, mood and weight. However, sleep problems, including snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, and restless legs syndrome are common.
Living in the academic world, I have taken up peer therapy with anguished colleagues over the election of Donald Trump. My standard refrain is to wait and see what he actually does because his words have run in too many different directions. Build a wall? We’re not really sure. Kill Obamacare dead in its tracks? Maybe, maybe not. We just have to see.
Health care is on the precipice of a new era, when molecular genetics, medical device technology, and sophisticated medical imaging merge to change the face of clinical medicine. Highly accurate, safer diagnostics and more effective, targeted treatments have already moved into clinical practice with remarkable gains and the promise of even more to come.
Over time, health insurance has expanded to cover routine and predictable care, shifting away from the true purpose of insurance. This has driven health care costs through the roof. One way to lower costs while also improving the quality of health care is to expand the use of health accounts coupled with high-deductible insurance plans.
A Trump presidency equals an uncertain future for the Affordable Care Act. The president-elect has softened his stance on parts of President Barack Obama's signature health care legislation, but that’s not stopping state leaders from urging Californians to enroll in the health care exchange before Trump takes office.
The Working Group on Health Care Policy devises public policies that enable more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and foster appropriate innovations that will extend and improve life.