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Need Pricey Drugs From An Obamacare Plan? You May Shoulder More Of The Cost

Substantially more health plans on the federal insurance marketplaces require consumers next year to pay a hefty portion of the cost of the most expensive drugs, changes that analysts say are intended to deter persistently ill patients from choosing their policies. 1,619 more words


Doctors And Hospitals Say ‘Show Me The Money’ Before Treating Patients

Tai Boxley needs a hysterectomy. The 34-year-old single mother has uterine prolapse, a condition that occurs when the muscles and ligaments supporting the uterus weaken, causing severe pain, bleeding and urine leakage. 1,085 more words


Medicaid Is Balm And Benefit For Victims Of Gun Violence

Kenneth Berry can feel the bullets in his body move. One jiggles down his leg toward his ankle; another presses on his sciatic nerve; a third has migrated to his hip. 1,714 more words

Public Health

In House Majority Leader’s Calif. District, Many Depend On Health Law He Wants To Scrap

U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act first and replace it sometime later. That doesn’t sit well with Victoria Barton, who lives in McCarthy’s rural California district. 1,245 more words


Free Clinics Aim To Fill VA's Shortfalls In Mental Health

Elenilson Franco, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety, first sought mental health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs nearly four years ago. 1,304 more words

Mental Health

Church Bulletin #54 Two Years Later....

The Church of Heughanology is two years old.  I was thinking about what is different today than when I started.  As I look at my body of work (my body looks different too), I am surprised how much could carry over year after year after year.    1,678 more words

HSAs’ Benefits Reward Wealthier Consumers Most

President-elect Donald Trump has proposed expanding health savings accounts as an alternative to the health law.

More than 20 million people now have high-deductible health plans that can link to the tax-advantaged accounts, and the average account balance grew by more than a third last year to more than $1,800, according to a new analysis. 629 more words