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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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September 28, 2012 | The Week in Review

admin November 8, 2018

Headlines Polls reveal Americans’ opinions on ACA, Medicare reform CBO: 11 Million Uninsured Americans Will Be Subject to Obamacare’s Individual Mandate ‘Penalty Tax’ World working together to end polio U.N. General Assembly focuses on women, children Hospitals plead merger cases despite FTC blockade Behind The Numbers, A Diminishing Sense Of Urgency Two categories of multiple… Continue Reading »

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Meningitis Outbreak: Violations Date Back to ’99

admin November 8, 2018

The recent update on the U.S. Meningitis outbreak that was sparked when tainted medication was released by the New England Compounding Center is not positive. Officials now claim that the source of contamination could be from tainted mold which can incubate for several months. This may mean more people could be affected than originally thought…. Continue Reading »

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Romneycare vs. Obamacare: How Different Are They?

admin November 8, 2018

Does Romney truly oppose Obamacare? Some Democratic pundits have suggested he has only been siding with the right to assure the nomination.  Romneycare has come under criticism for being similar to Obamacare, but do the plans differ? Do Romney’s foreboding predictions—if we do elect Obama and inherit Obamacare—ring true, when Romney’s similar program in Massachusetts has been… Continue Reading »

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