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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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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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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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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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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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The Affordable Care Act: Marginally Affordable?

admin October 30, 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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