Tag: Health Care
Deadly DecisionsFebruary 2016
The authors of The Good Death and Five Days at Memorial discuss disaster preparedness, impossible health care choices, and the notion of journalistic objectivity.
Charles Ornstein: Medicare Spent $4.5 Billion on New Hepatitis C Drugs Last YearApril 2015
Medicare spent $4.5 billion on new Hepatitis C drugs last year.
Charles Ornstein: New York Legislation Would Make It a Felony to Film Patients Without Prior ConsentMarch 2015
The bill was filed after a ProPublica story about a man whose death was recorded by the real-life medical series “NY Med” without permission. His widow recognized her husband while watching the show on TV.
Geoff Watkinson: Empathy and Infrastructure for Mental Health CareAugust 2014
How to wean our mental health system off a diet of pills and insufficient medical access.
Charles Ornstein: More Tools, Beyond Ratings, To Pick Your DoctorApril 2014
Doctor familiarity without the wire taps.
Nina Martin: In Healthcare Suit Against Catholic Bishops, the Specter of an Early DefeatMarch 2014
The ACLU’s case against the U.S. Bishops Conference could be thwarted on procedural grounds.
Charles Ornstein: Ad Endorsing da Vinci Robot Violated U of Illinois PoliciesMarch 2014
When surgical team members endorsed the robot in an ad, controversy ensued.
John Stoehr: What Obamacare ThreatensMarch 2014
It’s not Americans’ jobs, but big business’s supply of cheap, compliant labor.
Marshall Allen: Hidden in a Heart, a Discovery ‘Beyond Belief’February 2014
Linda Carswell hoped a lab test might bring closure after her husband’s mysterious death in a Texas hospital. Then came the unimaginable results.
Charles Ornstein: Obamacare – A Midterm Report CardJanuary 2014
How the Affordable Care Act is faring after the first half of the open enrollment period.
Charles Ornstein: Brushes with the Medical SystemNovember 2013
Four journalists describe how their own experiences with the health-care system has affected their reporting.
Charles Ornstein: Health Policy Canceled?November 2013
What we know and don’t know about Obamacare’s effect on individual health insurance policies.
Charles Ornstein: Should Hospital Ratings Be Embraced—or Despised?October 2013
One year after Hurricane Sandy and one month into Obamacare, what is the status of our medical facilities?
Robert Reich: The Democrat’s Version of Health Insurance Would Have Been Cheaper, Simpler, and More PopularOctober 2013
So why did we enact the Republican version, and why are they so upset?
Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein: Why You Should Care About the Drugs Your Doctor PrescribesJuly 2013
When taking prescription drugs, a lot is left unknown.
Robert Reich: Working Mother’s DayMay 2013
In 1966, only 20 percent of mothers with young children worked outside the home. By the late 1990s, 60 percent did.
Mira Ptacin: Is a Baby a Luxury?May 2013
When a chemical stick revealed that our little family was about to change, we were overjoyed. But not insured.
Charles Ornstein: How Mom’s Death Changed My Thinking About End-of-Life CareMarch 2013
A veteran health reporter reflects on Medicare spending and family's hospital decision-making.
Robert Reich: Cliff Notes on the Three Real Perils AheadDecember 2012
Forget the fiscal cliff, there are three other, bigger dangers.
Mattea Kramer: Tough Talk for AmericaOctober 2012
A guide to the presidential debates you won't be hearing.
Robert Reich: Whose Plan Destroys Medicare — Obama’s or Romney-Ryan’s?August 2012
Mitt Romney has charged that the Affordable Care Act will make massive cuts in Medicare. Is he right?
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy: The John Roberts Head FakeJuly 2012
The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare obscures the ruling’s other, deeply conservative result: a road-map for gutting Congressional power.
David Morris: Protect Obama’s Health Care Reform, Then Move Toward a Public OptionJuly 2012
Now that Obamacare has been upheld, the next steps are preventing its repeal and moving towards a public option.
Robert Reich: A Back Door to the Public OptionJune 2012
Many have said a Supreme Court strike-down of the individual mandate could be the end of Obamacare, but it might be what's needed to revive the public option.
David Morris: Profiles of Political CourageMay 2012
Health care reform may be repealed if Republicans win in November, but it may not be the only president's signature legislation that's in danger.