A company called ValuePenguin.com has published a study which found that Obamacare enrollees who have quit or reduced their smoking could see their premiums cut by as much as one-third with a non-tobacco rate.
According to The Daily Beast, nine out of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. A few years ago, physicians were named as having the second-most suicidal occupation.
The Obama administration released a set of regulatory changes to the health law that would give some consumers more time to stay in plans that don't comply with all its coverage requirements and all consumers more time to enroll in coverage come 2015.
Obamacare has been hailed as one of the most expansive transformations of the American health care system since the 1960s. However, if legislation sponsored by several U.S. senators passes, it will be defunded before it effectively gets off the ground.
The age of Obamacare has arrived and with the health care act comes sweeping changes to the heath care system. One of those changes has to do with how the health care industry deals with the problem of obesity.
Yesterday, talk show host Rush Limbaugh apologized to Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke for calling her a "slut" and "prostitute" after she testified before Congress about the need for health insurance plans to cover the costs of contraception.
I must admit to a bit of frustration. I'm perplexed that none of the professional journalists, pundits and opinion makers are asking some simple questions that occurred to me the moment this Catholic/Insurance SNAFU popped up.
Health care reform may not matter to you, unless you are one of the millions who can't afford health insurance or have a pre-existing condition. Then you may have been knocking on doors when you're sick to have them unanswered.
December 31, 2009 is more than just New Year’s Eve. It is also the date that the federal COBRA subsidy is set to expire, leaving millions of unemployed workers to pay the full cost of health insurance.
A group representing the health insurance industry in the U.S. is claiming that the bill to overhaul the industry being drafted under the auspices of Sen. Max Baucus would see the cost of private health insurance rise by 111 percent within the decade.
Much of the health care reform debate centers on the powerful insurance companies. Whistle blowers are often pushed aside. Money talks and power often wins. This is the story of two women and their fight against one of those companies.
An Aug. 13 e-mail sent on behalf of David Axelrod, Senior Adviser to the President, has created a controversy. Evidently, some recipients questioned why they were on the e-mail distribution list. In response, the White House will change its policy.
Insurance firms are profiting from billions of investments in the tobacco industry while collecting health, life and long-term care premiums from individuals. And smokers pay the highest premiums of all.
"Obamacare" supporter Margot Smith (L) of California pleads her case with legislation opponents Judy Burel (2nd R) and Janis Haddon, both of Georgia. 2010 federal healthcare law requiring employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control
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A man looks over the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York
A busy screen is shown on the laptop of a Certified Application Counselor as he attempted to enroll an interested person for Affordable Care Act insurance, known as Obamacare, at the Borinquen Medical Center in Miami, Florida