Obamacare was not the only disastrous comprehensive reform bill passed when President Obama had control of both houses of Congress. Another was the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act.
NDAA is not typically a bill that much concerns members of our profession, but this year's debate directly implicates our country's ability to provide proper medical care to the detainees at Guantanamo Bay. All physicians have a stake in that issue, and as doctors we feel compelled to weigh in.
Most members, including Republicans, in the House want to pass some kind of immigration reform.
Call it a perfect storm of unintended consequences. Health plans are being cancelled. Exchanges are not dispensing subsidies. Consumers are reeling from sticker shock. Yet at least some of this upheaval is avoidable. Here are five things Congress and the President should do to provide stability and health security for people losing their coverage.
I have stopped supporting ENDA mainly because of a different, rarely discussed problem: our country lacks a single standard for banning job discrimination.
There is no way out for most from Gaza. Too many stultify as a consequence of having few or no positive outlets.
The RESTORE Act is an opportunity to protect homes, the economy—and taxpayers.
The debate over the health of the U.S. equity markets has ebbed and flowed for decades. In 2012, gloom was in ample evidence, with the Economist warning of “the endangered public company.” A year and a half later, we see Twitter making its debut in a stock market characterized by growing demand for new issues.
Twice as many Americans are likely to be eligible for cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins, if doctors follow new heart guidelines issued by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Statins are widely prescribed to reduce the risk of heart attacks, but the new guidelines recommend that they also be considered for people at high risk of stroke.
Congress created the NFIP in 1968, but as a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report put it, “the program was, by design, not actuarially sound.” Premiums were meant to fund the program, but the government underpriced the insurance. The program now owes the taxpayers approximately $20 billion.