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01
NOV
2013

Obama Turns To Comedians To Promote Health Coverage

Who needs jocks when you’ve got Jennifer Hudson and Amy Poehler? That seems to be the message coming out of the White House following a star-studded meeting yesterday led by White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. Its mission: Figure out how to help promote the...
01
NOV
2013

Time To Get Out Of The High-Risk Health Insurance Pool?

The online health insurance marketplaces can’t open soon enough for Chris and Kristi Petersen. Enrolled in the Iowa high-risk insurance pool because insurers on the private market won’t cover them, the couple pays more than $1,300 each month for a plan with a $2,500...
01
NOV
2013

To pediatricians, guns are a health issue.

Banning abortions after a specific point in pregnancy has been a popular trend in the states this year. Last week, GOP Gov. Rick Perry made Texas the 12th state to ban most abortions after 20 weeks. But how states define the starting point for that 20 weeks may cause headaches...
01
NOV
2013

Doctors’ Questions About Guns Spark A Constitutional Fight

To pediatricians, guns are a health issue. Firearms remain a leading cause of death and injury for young people. The doctors say the evidence shows that homes are safer for kids, and adults for that matter, when guns aren’t around. Pediatricians say doctors should ask their...