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Supreme Court’s decision won’t end the argument over health reform

Most people think that an insurance mandate is the only mechanism for providing care for everyone, but it’s not. …

A world without insurance

At its heart, insurance was created to transfer risk.…

Have an emergency? Bring cash!

Some hospitals are now charging an up-front fee for emergency room (ER) usage if you have a minor ailment…

A radical plan for changing the way Americans view insurance

One big complaint among conservative health pundits regarding American health insurance is that it no longer functions like actual insurance.…

Should we be spending more on health care?

I recently had the experience of being “called out” by a much smarter person on the subject of health care costs. We all assume that costs are simply too…

How the young pay for the old in American healthcare

It’s tempting to think that, at our age, the world is our oyster. We’re young. We have our health. …

Is sugar a controlled substance?

By Virginia Traweek, Contributing Writer Some scientists in California made waves last week when they called for refined sugar to be considered a controlled substance. This news comes on the wake…

One does not simply cut Medicare

I write a lot about the problems our country faces as seniors age into Medicare and begin spending more on health care.…

Deductibles matter

It happens every December: physicians and hospitals get frantic calls from patients who have met their deductible and therefore want to schedule more appointments before January 1, when their deductible…

Should you be compelled to play a losing game?

Last week, I went to the mall to make some additions to my wardrobe. Despite my best efforts, fashion has never been a game at which I have much…

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