Busting 4 Myths About Healthcare Reform

The national discussion about healthcare reform continues, especially as the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace coverage is set to take effect in January. Healthcare reform is a heated topic, and there is plenty of confusion about what is fact and what is fiction. As we all talk about the future of healthcare, our discussion … Read More

Healthcare Reform: 4 Changes That Affect Patients

It has been more than three years since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. In that time span, the debate over healthcare reform has remained as heated as ever. However, all politics aside, many patients wonder how the practical aspects of the law have affected their care — or will affect it … Read More

What Accountable Care Means for Patients

Let’s say you are a full-time office worker (which you may be). Is your salary based on how many tasks you perform during the day? How many reports you file? How many people you call? With some exceptions, the answer is probably no. Your salary is based on how well you do your job, including … Read More

Time to Think Anew in Healthcare

American healthcare is in the middle of an unprecedented transformation. How can we meet the challenges that come with such change? As Abraham Lincoln said, “We must think anew and act anew.” Knowing that changes were coming, healthcare providers have been looking at ways to lower costs and expand access well before the passage of … Read More

A ‘Magic Bullet’ for Healthcare Costs

There are some people who say there is no simple way to lower the high cost of healthcare. They’ll tell you the problems are too complex and the system too entrenched. But I disagree. I’d like you to consider another possibility. It may not eliminate our cost problems altogether. But it has the potential to … Read More

The Future of Healthcare: Not Enough Doctors

By 2014, 40 million Americans will be newly insured under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its individual mandate. That, without a doubt, is good news. However, it also presents challenging questions to America’s hospitals: How do we accommodate this influx of patients? Will there be enough doctors and available appointments to … Read More

What Is the Future of Healthcare?

What should you know about the Affordable Healthcare Act? Cleveland Clinic President and CEO, Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, talks about this legislation and the U.S. healthcare system overall. He stresses the importance of measurable quality as well as reducing healthcare costs. One key way to cut costs is to become healthier as a nation; he … Read More

Can Your Genes Be Held Against You?

Genetic information is one of the most valuable forms of health information — but it’s also one of the most sensitive. Genetic tests can help diagnose diseases and even predict the probability you will develop a disease in the future. But many people fear that their genetic information may be used against them. For example, … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Responds to Affordable Care Act Ruling (Video)

Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act, a reform law designed to make quality healthcare affordable and accessible for all Americans. The Affordable Care Act: Requires most Americans to obtain minimum health insurance coverage Works to stop insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions Requires insurers to cover children … Read More