Health Care Reform


Healthcare reform debate shakes up the medical market

Above: HYBRID OPERATING ROOMS: Designed by ARCHSOL, these hybrid operating rooms at the Yuma Regional Medical Center affect the function and interaction between medical departments by allowing medical professionals to perform more complex, but less invasive interventions, while serving a higher risk patient population, requiring a multidisciplinary team approach and workflow. (Provided photo)REAL ESTATE | 1 […]

These 3 Healthcare Stock Dividends Could Soar If Trump Signs a Tax Reform Bill

A corporate tax rate reduction will raise some boats a lot higher than others. Cory Renauer (TMFang4apples) Dec 7, 2017 at 7:37AM Now that tax reform bills featuring 20% tax rates have passed the House and Senate, it looks like companies across the country will get to distribute a lot more of the profits they generate. Of […]

Survey Shows Americans Want Healthcare Reform, But Are Also Cynical And Afraid Of Change

Matthew Herper , FORBES STAFF I cover science and medicine, and believe this is biology’s century.   Call it the central dilemma of healthcare reform: a new survey, released by CVS Health at the Forbes Healthcare Summit, illustrates a vexing problem for those who want to change the way Americans get medical care. Most people in the U.S. do inded think the […]

Spring promises of partnership on health-care reform are growing cold for states

BY REA S. HEDERMAN JR., OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 11/02/17 11:40 AM EDT THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL   © Getty Images In March, the Trump administration announced new plans for state flexibility on health-care waivers for both Medicaid and state innovation 1332 waivers found in the […]

Tax Reform: A Back Door To Killing Health Care, Medicare, And More

Judy Stone , CONTRIBUTOR  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Nursing home patient being fed (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Having failed at directly destroying health care through repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Republicans in the House are trying again by doing an end run in their tax reform bill. There are so […]

Why tens of thousands of Coloradans choose to pay a fine rather than buy health insurance

Affordable Care Act tax penalty cost Coloradans $60.6 million in 2015 Alex Brandon, The Associated Press The website is seen on a computer screen Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. The Trump administration says consumers can start previewing plans and premiums online for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in 2018. Open enrollment […]

Assembly passes bill that would forbid state health insurance from paying for abortions for state workers

Members of Wisconsin Right to Life protest in front of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse in this 2007 file photo. The state Assembly approved a measure Thursday that would prohibit state health insurance programs from covering abortions for state workers. The bill died in the Senate in 2013 under opposition from a broad […]

House to Vote on Child Health Care, but Funding Will Remain in Limbo

An uninsured teenager received a physical from a medical student in Miami in 2009. CreditJoe Raedle/Getty Images WASHINGTON — The House on Friday is expected to pass legislation to refinance the Children’s Health Insurance Program and send federal funds to community health centers. But a partisan morass over how to pay for the legislation all but […]

Health Insurance Suddenly Just Got Cheaper for a Lot of People

Beth Skwarecki Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images 2017 is a strange year to buy health insurance. Some weird and bad things have happened, and it seems like we should expect insurance plans to become more expensive. But it turns out that a lot of people may now be able to get cheaper insurance, and for an odd […]

Political hurdles for health insurance sign up won’t deter these navigators: MS Pulse

GOP leaders coined the phrase “repeal and replace” in 2010 just before then-President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. Seven years and the election of President Donald Trump later, recent efforts to do just that have been unsuccessful. On Nov. 1, open enrollment for 2018 Marketplace health insurance plans began. “There’s a lot of […]