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Category: Health Policy

Why Tackling Social Issues Is Important for Health Insurance

If you’ve paid attention to news about healthcare reform, you may have heard of “bending…

How Do Health Insurance Companies Know if You Smoke?

The next time you sign up for health insurance, you’ll be asked whether or not…

The Penalty for Not Having Health Insurance Ends October 2 (Not for Everyone – Just Most People)

Officially, the Obama-era penalty for not having health insurance ends on December 31, 2018. The…

Jeff Smedsrud’s Q&A About Short-Term Medical Insurance Plans

The Trump administration has announced an Obamacare-era rule that limits short term health insurance plans…

Can Health Insurers See Your Genetic Test Results?

Genetic testing continues to transform the healthcare landscape today. According to the Department of Health…

How the CHRONIC Care Act Changes Medicare for the Chronically Ill

Despite all the good Medicare does in the hospital, Medicare is known for leaving home…

4 States Are Restoring the Individual Mandate to Buy Health Insurance

What Is the Individual Mandate? Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) required all…

Healthcare in Canada vs. the USA: Facing High Costs or Long Wait Times

Canada's healthcare system is often talked about as an alternative to the American system. Is…

How Is Healthcare Affected By GOP Tax Bill, Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules?

Consequences of the new GOP tax bill include fewer insured Americans and cuts to public…

How Ending Obamacare Subsidies to Insurers Will Affect You

Image: Gage Skidmore / Flickr The Trump administration's announcement to end cost-sharing reduction subsidies can have…

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