A new study from Columbia University finds that the reasons America is lagging other countries aren't the commonly cited obesity, smoking, traffic fatalities and homicide. Rather, the problem has been poor health care, or rather, a poor health care system.
Some states are balking Obama's health-reform requirements for them to set up exchanges on which uninsured individuals and small businesses can purchase health coverage. But a closer look suggests uninsured Americans will be better off.
With the passage of health reform, top U.S. corporations are taking huge charges because the law is expected to reduce the deductions they can claim for their various employee health-care programs. On Friday, AT&T said it would need to take a $1 billion non-cash charge.
There are some valid concerns about the health reform legislation, starting with the fact that there aren't enough cost-cutting measures -- or curbs on the insurance industry. But this law is our best bet to save both lives and money.
Obama and congressional leaders have one last chance to convince Americans that health reform is above politics. There's no question the plan is complicated -- and probably flawed -- but failure to pass it means fewer will be able to afford insurance and costs will keep climbing.
Profits for the 10 largest U.S. insurance companies jumped 250% between 2000 and 2009, while millions of Americans have lost coverage, a report released Thursday said. The report found that the five biggest insurance companies saw their profits increase 56% in 2009 alone.
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey's plan to give employees breaks on health insurance for lower blood pressure and body mass index is ruffling feathers. Has this notorious "right-wing hippie" gone too far?
During his address Wednesday night, look for President Obama to focus on solutions for problem No. 1: The lack of jobs. Employment growth will determine not just the economy's fate, but also that of the Democratic majorities in Congress -- and possibly of Obama's presidency.
Tea Partiers have been angry about many things including taxes, bank bailouts and health care reform. These citizens favor limited government and a free market. Problem is, it was the free market that led to the crisis that created the very miserable economic conditions the Tea Partiers protest.