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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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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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6 Million Will Pay Healthcare Tax Penalties? The Debate Heats Up!

admin November 8, 2018

The Affordable Care Act is making headlines again. The Congressional Budget Office issued its latest report on Wednesday which forecasts that 50% more Americans than originally projected (in 2010) or close to 6 million will pay the tax penalties imposed by President Obama’s health care reform bill rather than choose from one of the mandated… Continue Reading »

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Affordable Care Act: Major Reform in Children’s Healthcare

admin November 8, 2018

The Affordable Care Act attempts to reform children’s healthcare in several major ways. Most parents’ biggest concern is the health and well-being of their children. Proponents and even those oppose the ACA, would likely agree that all children should have access to quality healthcare. But when we look at how and where we find the funding, the arguments begin. One purportedly… Continue Reading »

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Romney: The Affordable Care Act, “A Costly Disaster”

admin November 8, 2018

Romney publicly criticized the Obama Administration’s Affordable Care Act in an interview on Sunday with Scott Pelley of CBS. Romney stated, “we do provide care for people who don’t have insurance,” referring to emergency room care.  “If someone has a heart attack,” he elaborated, “they don’t sit in their apartment and die. We pick them… Continue Reading »

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The Affordable Care Act: Millions Allocated for Mental Health

admin November 8, 2018

On Tuesday a new program—part of The Affordable Care Act– was announced by Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Close to $10 million has now been allocated for mental health and human services—especially in rural areas. The Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training grant program will fund $9.8 million in grants to eligible… Continue Reading »

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