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Obamacare RFID Chip Implant Law Hoax: DEBUNKED

admin November 16, 2018

*This post was originally posted April 23, 2012. Due to it’s popularity, we decided to share it with you again today! Enjoy! There’s a hoax going around the Twittersphere that the health care reform act HR3200 (aka “ObamaCare”) requires everyone to get a chip implanted in their body. This has already been quite well debunked… Continue Reading »

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Health Care: Cost v. Efficacy

admin November 16, 2018

An issue that is increasingly making news is money’s rightful place in health care. The swing towards assessing quality rather than treating for mere profit has not only come up in pilot programs under the Affordable Care Act–which gives incentives for quality v. quantity–but has also been debated privately among physicians everywhere. What is even… Continue Reading »

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The Affordable Care Act and VA Benefits: Will It Help?

admin November 16, 2018

Many Americans are under the impression that all military veterans receive medical benefits by the Veteran’s Administration. Actually, this is a misconception. Retired, and disabled vets, and those injured in active duty or who have health-related issues due to their service, are eligible. But, it is not always automatic as most of us might assume,… Continue Reading »

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The Affordable Care Act: Marginally Affordable?

admin November 16, 2018

The Affordable Care Act is the largest change to health care in four decades, a huge coup for the lowest income individuals and families who currently put off going to the doctor or filling much needed prescriptions. For these folks, if you are at or below the poverty line, you may continue to receive Medicaid… Continue Reading »

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The Plight of Pre-Existing Conditions, And Possible Reform

admin November 8, 2018

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 Cuts to Hospital Aid, And Unintended Consequences

admin November 8, 2018

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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McConnell And The GOP De-Prioritizing The Uninsured

admin November 8, 2018

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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Physician Burnout: What It Means for You and the ACA

admin November 8, 2018

For decades, medical journals have chronicled the high rate of burnout among physicians in our country.  However, a recent study outlined on the AMN website shows that burnout rates among American physicians are now startlingly high at 45%.  As a result, many physicians are developing a range of symptoms including compassion fatigue, depression, and exhaustion.  In the… Continue Reading »

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