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Does Gray’s Anatomy Have a Chapter on Empathy?

admin November 13, 2018

An interesting article in the Cleveland Clinic News Wire highlights an issue that is becoming more prevalent after the passing of the Affordable Care Act which is the idea of patient quality care over quantity. The article talks about empathy and its place in health care. Now that healthcare exchanges are being incentivized for quality… Continue Reading »

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Should Parental Consent Be Required for HPV Vaccinations?

admin November 8, 2018

Amidst the recent health care debate, a point of strong contention has been reproductive/sexual health.  One small, yet important facet of the debate focuses on adolescents and teens, regarding how and when they should be educated on reproductive health, abstinence, STDs, and pregnancy prevention.  In a recent poll focusing on STD prevention and treatment for teens,… 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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West Nile Virus: What You Need to Know

admin November 8, 2018

According to recent news reports, cases of West Nile Virus have been particularly prevalent this summer, having many people worried.  Of people who will contract the disease, approximately 80 percent will not get sick.  Roughly twenty percent will develop mild symptoms, and about one in 150 will develop serious complications.  Though the chances are slim… 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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