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
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
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
Our nation faces two grave challenges: the federal deficit and the rising cost of healthcare. I would like to suggest that both of these challenges can be addressed by a single transformation. I truly believe that if we can get our nation healthy, we can save a lot of money and a lot of lives.
Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy
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.”
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 bring them down to manageable size.
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 meet this new demand?
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
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
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