Congress: Put your own health care on the line

We are fortunate enough to live in a country where we can vote for those who will represent us in Congress. In exchange for our confidence, they receive a salary and health care benefits. According to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the Federal Employees Benefits Program offers "the widest selection of health plans in the country."  ...more

3 Places to get in on the Health Care Reform Debate

The health care reform debate has reached fever pitch, and is finally getting the attention it deserves. With more than 45 million uninsured Americans, many others woefully underinsured, and people going without needed care, the time is right for you to put in your two cents worth... or more. Three online sites offer you the opportunity to sound off, share your own successes and failures within the health care system, and state what you think must be done. ...more

Health Care Reform Now: Our Voices At The Table

by Chris Lombardi On Friday, as President Obama's push on health care reform began, the White House hosted a high-powered roundtable of women's organizations for a "Stakeholder Summit." Former WVFC editor Christine Cupaiolo points out the high caliber of the groups in the room: ...more

White House, Critics Wage Battle for Control of the Health Care Debate

Any political or business strategist knows that half the task in winning a contentious policy debate is controlling the terms of that debate. Since health care reform is arguably the most contentious domestic policy debate confronting Pres. Barack Obama, it's not surprising that the White House tried to make the most of yesterday's pledge by health care industry leaders to cut health care spending growth by 1.5% annually over the next ten years. ...more

Any group that chooses Rick Scott to be their spokesperson in any capacity relating to health ...more

Urge Senate to Pass the National Pain Care Policy Act of 2009

According to the National Institutes of Health, pain is the most common reason Americans access the health care system (over 76.5 million Americans suffer from pain, both chronic and acute). The annual cost of chronic pain in the United States is estimated to be more than $100 billion annually. This figure includes loss of income, lost productivity, and health care expenses.  For people living in chronic pain, this is clearly a quality of life issue.  ...more

What does health care reform mean to you?

Hardly a day passes when the topic of health care reform does not make the news. Clearly many of us want major reform and we are tired of waiting, but what is it, exactly, that we want? ...more

Guide for Uninsured MS Patients

The financial impact of multiple sclerosis cannot be overstated, whether you have medical insurance coverage or not, it becomes a large part of your struggle with the disease. Like it or not, MS and money are go hand in hand. So what if you find yourself among our country's nearly 50 million uninsured? Continue to research and pursue all insurance options. In the meantime, there are other resources available to the uninsured, but it's going to take some time and a great deal of persistence. ...more

The Human Face on Health Care

There was a wounded look in her eyes, one that stays with me still. She and her husband both lost their jobs within the last few months and, along with them, their group health insurance policies. She stood next to me at the pharmacy, trying to get a prescription filled. ...more

Drug Store Drama

Privacy isn't the only concern at the pharmacy. It's not a difficult thing to refill a prescription, or at least it shouldn't be. You call the automated voice mail refill system and pick it up when it's ready. ...more