- I’m Young and Healthy, Why Do I Need Health Insurance?
May 15, 2013 -
That’s what a lot of young adults and employers used to think, which is why 1/3 of young adults were uninsured until 2010, the largest proportion of uninsured for any age group. As someone who is currently in this age group, I find the lack of coverage scary. This means that we were at higher ...
- May Is Mental Health Awareness Month
May 1, 2013 - Several months ago I talked with a woman who was trying to switch to a lower cost plan with her current insurer. The hours at her job had been reduced and she was having trouble paying her high premiums. The insurer would not let her purchase a different product because her husband was taking a ...
- Women in Health Care
March 20, 2013 -
Elizabeth Blackwell's Women's Medical College
At the tail end of Women’s History Month, we thought it appropriate to do a brief examination of women in health care, and their roles as providers as well as patients.
Historically, women were looked to for medical care because it was considered a nurturing profession, and therefore “women’s work.” As western ...
- The Intersection of Faith and Health
March 11, 2013 -
Several years ago, a woman walked into my grandmother’s room at a nursing home to schedule a mammogram for her. Grandma told us she said something like this: “Are you crazy! I am 85 years old and I have been living in this place for five years already and you are worried about me having ...
- It’s a Wrap!
March 4, 2013 - While there was some disagreement about implementation of health reform among legislators during the General Assembly session this winter, there were also several encouraging allies who promoted policies around two key issues:
The Medicaid expansion for Virginians up to 133% of the poverty line
The development of the new insurance Marketplace
There were many steps in that process, ...