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The Times Are Not A-Changin’

When President Barack Obama first ran for president in 2008, universal health care seemed like a real possibility. Fast forward seven years later: Employer-sponsored health care is still the main game in town. Has the Affordable Care Act impacted [...]

January 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Give the people what they want

Under the Affordable Care Act, eligibility for Medicaid benefits was expanded to include low-income childless adults. This provision has proven to be immensely controversial, however, and 23 states have refused to accept it*. A survey published in [...]

January 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Is sex safer?

Emergency contraception (EC) is a safe, moderately effective option to prevent an unintended pregnancy. It is one of the FDA-approved, family planning options that health insurance plans are required to cover without any copayment through the [...]

January 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Is non-expansion a death sentence?

The journey to health care reform has surely been a long one, but for all of the twists and turns, the road to the Affordable Care Act may culminate in an unanticipated dead-end. Now that we have established health insurance exchanges and expanded [...]

December 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

ACA 2014 Update [Podcast]

Drs. Seth Treuger and Matt Pirotte recorded an update on the Affordable Care Act provisions and what medical students should know. I suppose that means that doctors should know that too. Please listen. [...]

October 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

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