Affordable Healthcare Act Fixes Mental Help Gap

Source: Former first lady Rosalynn Carter found herself shaking with excitement when she recently heard from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that the administration had issued a milestone mental health insurance rule, correcting “one of the...

The Huge Obamacare Story You Aren’t Reading

Source: New Republic Today it’s a few hundred thousand people. By next year, it will be at least a few million. Their health insurance status is changing dramatically: What they have in 2014 and beyond will look nothing like what they had in 2013 and before. For many of these...

Obamacare requires most insurers to tackle obesity

Source: First Coast Some insurance companies have helped obese patients fight fat for years. They’ve offered weight-loss and wellness programs at businesses, schools and in communities. Some have paid for prescription obesity medications and even covered expensive...

(Another) Obamacare Horror Story Debunked

Source: Seattle Times Another day, another Obamacare horror story. Only this one was different, because it came from right here in Washington state. One of the few places Obamacare was supposedly working. “Obamacare Under Fire: EXCLUSIVE,” blared CNN last Monday morning. A...

Public Agrees on Obesity’s Impact, Not Government’s Role

Source: People Most Americans (69%) see obesity as a very serious public health problem, substantially more than the percentages viewing alcohol abuse, cigarette smoking and AIDS in the same terms. In addition, a broad majority believes that obesity is not just a...

CDC Report: E-cigarettes, hookahs popular among middle and high-schoolers

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Online A report released by the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that more middle- and high-school students are embracing the emerging alternatives to smoking tobacco-based cigarettes. According to t...