Insurance is a Lifeline for Americans

Throughout the recent debates surround health reform, the question about the value of health insurance continues to arise. Republican policy proposals would have left an estimated 20 to 24 million more people without insurance than under the Affordable Care Act leading many people opposed to the … Continue reading

Fixing the Family Glitch

The “Family Glitch” is a problem cited by many policy experts as a substantial flaw in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Here is how it works: if an individual has a family income between 100-400% of the federal poverty level and is ineligible for financial support via Medicaid or the … Continue reading

A Punch to the Gut for Young Americans

Appendicitis is not pleasant. Commonly described as a dull mid-abdominal ache that sharpens as it moves toward the right lower quadrant, it is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Worse than appendicitis, however, are the possible complications of a ruptured appendix: peritonitis, abscess, … Continue reading

Who’s Going to Foot the Bill

A recent study explores the impact of rising health insurance costs on the phenomenon of “split coverage,”  a practice in which working poor families opt to cover their children via public insurance, even though employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) is available, in order to cut … Continue reading