Secretary Sebelius Seeking Donations To Support the ACA
Affordable Care Act / America / Healthcare

Secretary Sebelius Seeking Donations To Support the ACA

This has been an eventful week in Washington…or should I say, for President Obama and his administration?  On top of the recent scandals, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is being accused of soliciting private and non-private companies for donations. Her effort to raise money for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) … Continue reading

Many Americans In the Dark About the Health Care Law
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare / healthcare premiums

Many Americans In the Dark About the Health Care Law

The Kaiser Family Foundation maintains an on-going tracking poll that surveys the opinions of approximately 1,203 adults on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The polls started in May of 2010 with only 41% of the surveyed population in favor of the ACA. 14% were unsure of the law or simply refused to answer. The latest poll … Continue reading

Uncertain Healthcare Exemptions to Broken Promises of the ACA
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare / Medicaid / Medicaid Expansion / Politics

Uncertain Healthcare Exemptions to Broken Promises of the ACA

It has been a week of whirlwind, frustrations, and disappointments for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). To better describe it in the words of Senator Max Baucus (D-MO.), “I just see a huge train wreck coming down.” First of all, there has been speculation that lawmakers and Capitol Hill aids could be exempt from entering … Continue reading

High Percentage Rate of Uninsured Population Across the United States
Debt / Healthcare / Medicaid / Medicaid Expansion

High Percentage Rate of Uninsured Population Across the United States

Last week, Gallup released a report analyzing 43 U.S. Metropolitan areas and found that more than one in five Americans are uninsured. The study looked at the top 10 areas with the highest percentage rate of uninsured individuals, not surprisingly, located in highly populated states: California, Florida, Texas, Nevada, and Washington. The survey was among … Continue reading

Debt / Economy / Healthcare / Medicaid / Medicare / Tax

The President’s Budget Proposal Clashes with Health Care Priorities

The White House finally released the President’s FY 2014 budget proposal last week. Not only has it garnered the media’s attention due to the fact that President failed to keep his deadline (more than two months late) but also both the Democrats and Republicans are equally unsatisfied with the President’s proposal. Here are some key … Continue reading

Smart BRAIN Initiative
BRAIN initiative / Economy / Healthcare

Smart BRAIN Initiative

Cheers to the President…and to his $100 million research initiative to map out the human brain. Government agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the National Science Foundation, are joining the initiative as well as private sector organizations such as The Allen Institute for Brain Science, Howard … Continue reading

Scrap the Medical Device Tax
Economy / Healthcare / Medical Device Tax / Tax

Scrap the Medical Device Tax

On March 19th-21st, the Subcommittees on Communications and Technology, Health, and Oversight and Investigations under the Energy and Commerce Committee conducted a series of hearings to evaluate the role of technology in healthcare and to examine the potentially harmful federal regulations impacting patient safety and innovation. Following the hearing series on March 21st, the Senate … Continue reading