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ACA Changes: Will the Upscale Working Class Get a Fair Shake?

Heather Langone May 17, 2013

Are You Ready for the ACA? I wanted to share this great perspective on health care reform offered in an article by Casey Mulligan in The New York Times Economix section this week. Casey B. Mulligan is an economics professor at the University of Chicago. He is the author of “The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted… Continue Reading »

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A New Generation of Insured Children: Will They Be Better Adults?

Heather Langone May 8, 2013

How will the changing face of insurance change the next generation as they go out into the world as adults? Will providing both preventative and long term healthcare for all children regardless of a parent’s ability to pay do more than take care of the basic flu vaccinations or treat the basic cold? Think about… Continue Reading »

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Do Hospitals Profit from Your Misfortune?

Heather Langone April 23, 2013

Most Americans have certainly become accustomed by this point, to hearing about hospital error. We listen curiously and thank our lucky stars that it didn’t occur during our own unfortunate hospital stay. However did you know that hospitals actually profit from error? This is true according to a recent NY Times article which sites a… Continue Reading »

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Virtual Health Care?

Michael February 27, 2013

Behind every great man is a great woman – or a woman rolling her eyes, depending on who you ask – but behind every great doctor are several great assistants. From the time a physician opens a patient file, an overworked army of administrative specialists kicks into gear to carry out his or her orders…. Continue Reading »

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Obama Exposes Medicare & Medicaid Fraud

Michael February 21, 2013

There are finally some ‘good’ numbers to report coming from Washington in terms of Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs. Well ‘good’ is a relative term so maybe it is best to qualify that by saying numbers that are on the plus side. Reuters reported this week that the U.S. has recovered $4.2 billion from the… Continue Reading »

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Is the Medicare Eligibility Age Being Raised from 65-67?

Michael December 13, 2012

It has been reported that one of the ideas on the table in the fiscal cliff talks between John Boehner and President Obama is to raise the Medicare eligibility age from 65-67. Some say this is an important and promising sign of promising sign of progress as the clock counts down on the tax deadline…. Continue Reading »

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