GOP Medicaid Cuts Would Hurt Much More than Health Care

The program contributes to lower dropout rates, more college degrees, higher earnings, emptier jails and thriving economies. In short, the American dream. The Senate’s new health bill, the Better [...]

How Clinton’s and Trump’s Health Plans Would Affect Costs and the Uninsured

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are proposing fundamentally different approaches to health care reform, and their proposals would have dramatically different effects for the uninsured, [...]

Politics should be more like medicine: Column

Inability to put aside differences is destroying our government. Doctors can help. If you’re a practicing physician, even one running the hospital, you examine the feet of your diabetic patients. [...]

How to Stop the Bouncing Between Insurance Plans Under Obamacare

Millions of Americans are finding Obamacare to be unstable ground. Consider a young construction worker, a patient of mine, whose hours are cut during the winter. His income drops slightly, and [...]

Are Our Brains Just Not Wired for Obamacare?

Since the launch of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges on Oct. 1, frequent glitches and long waits have dominated the news coverage. But these reports—while frustrating the [...]

ObamaCare’s effects difficult to measure: Column

Don’t believe what you hear about the health care exchanges, from either side. When California announced that individual premiums in its health insurance exchange could be 29% lower than [...]