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Houston Healthcare Initiative's Podcast

Dec 27, 2018

The Affordable Care Act or Obama Care has been in the news a lot lately because of a court ruling that declared it unconstitutional. This happening the day right before the deadline for signing up for next year’s coverage. Of course, we are not lawyers here and cannot comment on the “legal-eze” but one thing that...


Dec 13, 2018

Beliefs about traditional insurance and what to expect from the Houston Healthcare Initiative Co-Op instead are what we will be discussing on this edition of the podcast. Specifically the phenomena known as prior approval. Prior approval is a way that insurance companies decide on how or whether a prescribed...


Dec 4, 2018

What happens if someone does not have health insurance? The ramifications will affect the tax filings of people this year but be different next year. Beyond the financial implications, there are others for patients and their loved ones. Here to help us learn what to do and why is Houston based neurologist and the...


Nov 15, 2018

Prescription medicine is expensive, and in some cases unaffordable. The reasons for the high costs of some medicine are talked about by patients, physicians and politicians. But the reasons for high costs matter less than the reality that there are people who could get their medicine for a lot less money if they knew...


Nov 5, 2018

It is the time of year for all of us to renew our existing health insurance or pick a provider. Open enrollment for the individual health insurance market starts November 1 and lasts through December 15, 2018. The sign-up time and role of the government in our health care begs the question; is access to healthcare a...