Dr. Marilyn Singleton: April 16th begins a week of National Healthcare Decisions Days. Hopefully, this week will encourage honest discussions not only about a so-called “good death” but the value of an individual’s life.
Jason Schultz: The (Un)Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, has wreaked havoc on our health care and health insurance industries. Policies disappeared, carriers pulled out of Iowa, and government meddling has caused policies to be much more expensive and yet, provide less coverage.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within the Department’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
Dr. Marilyn Singleton: ObamaCare’s individual mandate is dead. It’s time to use our healthcare dollars wisely and pay for the medical care, not the middlemen.
Dr. Marilyn Singleton: Sadly, influence peddling has become the norm. But your health is too precious to be bought and sold. Your physician should be the top “influencer” for you.
Dr. Marilyn Singleton: The Affordable Care Act produced an unrecognizable version of insurance. The ACA and its health care reform progeny must go.
G. Keith Smith, M.D.: Americans perceive the contempt that elites have for those on whom they would inflict medical care they would never stand for themselves.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) effectively rebutted CNN’s tweet about his amendment to the Senate health care bill with one tweet of his own.
David Young: It is simply wrong to take money out of the pockets of hardworking Iowans who live in those health care desert counties as a penalty for not having insurance.
The only insurer on Iowa’s Obamacare exchange, Medica, may exit the individual insurance market leaving 70,000 without health insurance options in 2018.
The American Health Care Act failed because no one on the Republican side actually liked the bill and for most conservatives it represents a broken promise.
Kelvey Vander Hart: Here are the takeaways from the debate between U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders over the future of health care in this country.
U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Congressman David Young (R-Iowa) responded to news of Obamacare plan rate hikes.
Iowans are seeing a 28.79 percent average health insurance premium rate increase in 2017, higher than the national average, thanks to Obamacare.
Shane Vander Hart: President Barack Obama will allow boys in girls’ locker rooms at school, force hospitals to provide abortions, and change who gets overtime by rule, not law.
The Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Obama Adminstration in King v. Burwell preserving Obamacare elicited strong reaction from candidates and activists.