All nodes in Health

 
 

In small-town Mississippi, where poverty is endemic, transportation is limited and a trip to the emergency room can lead to financial ruin, an alternative exists for those in the know.

His name is Dr. Landrum — Carrol Frazier Landrum — and, even if your pockets are empty, the 88-year-old physician from Edwards, Miss., will schedule you for an appointment.

 
 

Those Americans who didn’t get health insurance last year could be in for a rude awakening when the IRS asks them to fork over their Obamacare penalty — and it could be a lot more than the $95 many of them may be expecting.

The Affordable Care Act requires those who didn’t have insurance last year and didn’t qualify for one of the exemptions to pay a tax penalty, which was widely cited as $95 the first year. But the $95 is actually a minimum, and middle- and upper-income families will actually end up paying 1 percent of their household income as their penalty.

 
 

Britain’s most senior doctor has said the under-pressure NHS may be forced to abandon the concept of free healthcare for all.
Prof Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS in England, said there were doubts over whether the taxpayer-funded model was “sustainable in the longer term”.
He added that huge changes were needed - including less reliance on hospitals - if free treatment was to be preserved.

 
 

Hartford, Conn. (CBS CONNECTICUT) – A 17-year-old girl with cancer is in an unprecedented legal battle with the state of Connecticut as the Department of Children and Families removed her from her home and forced the teen to receive chemotherapy.

 
 

This is the story of how a professional health economist, who knows all ins and outs of health insurance, ended up becoming involuntarily uninsured as a direct result of the Affordable Care Act.

I am self-employed, and I have several significant pre-existing conditions. In other words, I’m just the sort of person who supposedly couldn’t get health insurance under the old, pre-ACA, system, and who was supposed to be able to get insurance under the new system – both for myself and my wife and children.

 
 

Health insurance premiums will likely skyrocket next year, despite the Obama administration’s consistent assurance that consumers will not experience sticker shock under the president’s health care law.

That’s according to industry insiders who told The Hill that they are expecting the price of monthly premiums to increase significantly. In some states, rates could increase by as much as 300 percent.

Related: Obamacare Sticker Shock Found in Deductibles, Not Premiums

Pages