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Monthly Archives: July 2012

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McConnell And The GOP De-Prioritizing The Uninsured

Michael July 31, 2012

One of the chief goals of the Affordable Care Act is to ensure health coverage for as many American citizens as possible.  This would mean providing means and access for coverage to those who previously could not afford it, or who were denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions.  It would also mean providing incentives toward… Continue Reading »

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Obamacare Cuts to Hospital Aid, And Unintended Consequences

Michael July 30, 2012

Under the premise that the new healthcare law will provide medical coverage for many of the nation’s uninsured and under-insured, a provision of the Affordable Care Act proposes to save costs by drastically cutting a $20 billion fund that for years has reimbursed and aided hospitals that treat a disproportionate share of the nation’s poor. … Continue Reading »

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July 27, 2012 | The Week In Review

Michael July 27, 2012

HEADLINES Obamacare numbers: Still rotten after all these years Women in Healthcare Report: 4% of CEOs, 73% of Managers Why You Should Take a 10-Minute Nap Every Day “Obamacare” Comes Full Circle Brain sees men as whole, women as parts ACA/Obamacare: How does it affect Huerfanos? AIDS: Where Are We Now? West’s First Gene Therapy… Continue Reading »

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The Plight of Pre-Existing Conditions, And Possible Reform

Michael July 26, 2012

At the beginning of 2014, a provision in the affordable care act will make it illegal for insurance providers to decline applicants with pre-existing conditions, or to charge them exorbitantly more than their healthier counterparts.  This is welcome news for patients suffering from such conditions as autoimmune disorders, diabetes, blood disorders, neurological disorders, and mental… Continue Reading »

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Obamacare and Gender Rating

Michael July 25, 2012

According to a recent report on NPR, over 90 percent of individual insurance providers currently charge significantly more for women than they do for men.  In fact, 50 percent of them would charge higher premiums to a forty year-old, non-smoking woman than they would a forty year-old, male smoker.  This is largely due to the… Continue Reading »

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Should Parental Consent Be Required for HPV Vaccinations?

Michael July 24, 2012

Amidst the recent health care debate, a point of strong contention has been reproductive/sexual health.  One small, yet important facet of the debate focuses on adolescents and teens, regarding how and when they should be educated on reproductive health, abstinence, STDs, and pregnancy prevention.  In a recent poll focusing on STD prevention and treatment for… Continue Reading »

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