Could one word 'make or break' the healthcare law?
The Supreme Court declared the health law's individual mandate constitutional. At the same time, it also said the law's fine for not carrying coverage a tax rather than a penalty could lower compliance. The point of the individual mandate is to encourage people to buy insurance, ensuring those who are both sick and healthy enroll—and help balance out each others' costs. There is still space for the health law's supporters and opponents to frame the messaging around the individual mandate and what, exactly, the fine is.
- Medical Errors Third Leading Cause of Death, Senators Told
- Chronic Disease Care Costs Get Bipartisan Attention
- Mayo Tops U.S. News Best Hospitals Rankings
- As States Regulate Provider Competition, Common Threads Emerge
- CareFirst Announces PCMH Program Results
- 4 Tectonic Shifts Shaking Up Healthcare
- Hospitals Seeking to Understand PPACA Impact Turn to Data
- The case for concierge medicine
- Telemedicine Providers Welcome AMA Guidelines
- ACGME Chief Sees 'Huge' Risk of Error in Proposed Assistant Physician Licensure