Health Care

Texas's Culture Wars Have Created a Public Health Disaster for Women
A report from the impoverished Rio Grande Valley
May 12, 2014

Women's health services were already abysmal in the Rio Grande Valley. Then the GOP made things even worse.

That Spike in Health Care Spending May Be Here, Right on Schedule
Cue premature, unnecessary panic
April 30, 2014

Are we due for another Obamacare chill-out post? Why, yes we are.

Cause for Concern
Health-care costs are rising—and the experts aren't sure why
April 21, 2014

Health care wonks across the country are all thinking the same thing: Ruh roh.

Read My Lips: More New Taxes!
A bigger April 15 bill would mean a better society
April 14, 2014

That check you wrote today buys you a lot. Feel proud of it.

Nobody Blames Doctors for High Medical Costs. That's About to Change.
April 10, 2014

Some ophthalmologists in South Florida aren't happy about this. The rest of us should be.

House GOP: We'll Have That Obamacare Alternative Soon! Really!
April 09, 2014

They just have to work out a few little details. Check back in a few weeks—or maybe a few years.

It's OK to Feel Good About Obamacare Again*
It was worth it. Probably.
March 31, 2014

The ACA deadline is here. And It's Still OK to Feel Good About it. 

Obamacare Will Be a Failure Until Medicaid Expands In Red States
March 28, 2014

Sure, it's good news that 6 million have signed up on the exchanges. But there's such a long way to go.

What Mammograms Cost Us: The Good and the Bad, in Seven Facts
February 12, 2014

A few facts and figures about the mammogram industry's bottom line.

People Who Hate Obamacare Would Hate the Republican Alternative Even More
January 30, 2014

Republican Senators are being praised for at last coming up with an alternative. Wait til people read the thing.

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