health insurance

Tax Day Is Zero Hour For Health Insurance, Too

Your federal income taxes are due April 18 and, likely for several million people, so is a fine for failing to get health insurance. Despite a lengthy debate, Congress has not yet acted on a...
opioid

Can We Tax Away The Opioid Crisis?

California lawmakers this month will consider legislation that would impose a tax on prescription opioids such as OxyContin and Norco to raise money for addiction treatment and prevention programs. The proposal, introduced by California...
ACA insurance

How A Trump Proposal Might Change ACA Insurance

Repeal and replace is on-again, off-again, but that doesn’t mean the rules affecting your insurance will remain unchanged. The Trump administration’s proposed rule aimed at stabilizing the health law’s insurance marketplace could have rapid, dramatic...
Medicaid expansion

As Some Holdout States Revisit Medicaid Expansion, New Data Show It Pays Off

Although the GOP-controlled Congress is pledging its continued interest — despite stalls and snags — to dismantle Obamacare, some “red state” legislatures are changing course and showing a newfound interest in embracing the health law’s...
GOP bills

GOP Bills To Replace Obamacare Do Not Tinker With Lawmakers’ Coverage

This week, I answered a reader’s question about how repealing the Affordable Care Act could affect congressional lawmakers’ insurance, along with a few other questions that had nothing to do with the health law...
healthcare law

Dueling Obamacare Ads Confront Members Of Congress As Future Of Healthcare Law Hangs In...

A GOP bill to repeal and replace parts of Obamacare is stalled in the House Moderate and conservative lawmakers have problems with the bill President Donald Trump is hoping to get a legislative...
AIDS Prevention Bill

10 Things You Need To Know About The HIV/AIDS Prevention Bill

HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014 is up for discussion and passing in Lok Sabha today. Here are the key points you need to know about the AIDS Prevention Bill and its provisions: 1....
mental illness

Insurance Cover For Mental Illness Could Raise Premium Costs

More than 150 million patients with mental illnesses could soon get help with coverage under health insurances, but at a cost — insurers are hinting at an increase in premium. The Mental Healthcare Bill 2016,...
india mental health

Recent Developments Bode Well For India In Area Of Mental Health: WHO

Being the single largest cause of morbidity globally, depression is a public health priority that concerns all, said Dr Henk Bekedam, WHO representative to India. Speaking on World Health Day on the subject ‘Depression: Let’s...
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom: universal health care

While Washington Fiddles, Calif. Leaders Forge Ideas For Universal Health Care

As the nation’s Republican leaders huddle to reconsider their plans to “repeal and replace” the nation’s health law, advocates for universal health coverage press on in California, armed with renewed political will and a...