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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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Women’s Health Care: Could It Decide the Vote?

admin November 8, 2018

The female swing vote could be the key to who wins this Presidential election. In one of the most important elections of this century, a woman’s right to make to certain reproductive care decisions is once again a central and quite contentious issue. With the U.S. economy still teetering, Iran threatening nuclear action, health care… Continue Reading »

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Affordable Care Act: The Election Tipping Point?

admin November 8, 2018

The Affordable Care Act may–to the chagrin of some economists– be the deciding issue in this Presidential election. Unlike Romney’s 5 point plan or Obama’s plan to educate young people and bring manufacturing jobs back from China, Americans have already in many cases seen the Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, at work. Thus many… Continue Reading »

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Not Everyone is Complying with Affordable Care Act Directives

admin November 8, 2018

Some state Governors and Congressional opponents of health care reform are dragging their heels complying with the Affordable Care Act with regard to the health insurance exchanges–in the hopes that if Romney wins, it will be repealed anyways. Some opponents in Washington are proposing the idea of a legitimate delay as the next best possibility…. Continue Reading »

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Food Banks: A Bold Move Toward Health and Nutrition

admin November 8, 2018

More than 6 million households depend on meals obtained at food banks and pantries each year. Monday Kaiser Permanente and Mazon, a Jewish anti-hunger organization, announced a new health initiative that will do wonders to serve not just any food at food banks, but nutritious, healthier options. The Healthy Options, Healthy Meals initiative, is a… Continue Reading »

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Liberty U. Appeals for the Right to Religious Freedom

admin November 8, 2018

Liberty vs. Geithner, a law suit by Liberty University which challenges Obama’s mandated health care coverage and female contraceptive care coverage in the workplace claiming a violation of religious freedom, may have gotten some new life blood today.  According to the Associated Press,  Liberty University, Christian college in Lynchburg, VA., has finally won the right… Continue Reading »

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The Affordable Care Act…Part 2

admin November 8, 2018

Not unpredictably, a 333-page regulation change to the Affordable Care Act has been released by The Department of Health and Human Services. Basically, the revisions have been put in place as a compromise for insurance companies and in order to adjust so that insurance premiums remain affordable, while still guaranteeing that healthcare companies cover the costs of… Continue Reading »

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