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Analyzing Texas’ Tort Reforms

Malpractice claims are not a popular topic around a physician’s dinner table – in fact, throughout my medical training, I’ve heard peers express unwillingness to pursue certain specialties specifically due those specialties’ high malpractice [...]

June 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

“Everyone Else Ends up Paying the Price”

“When someone without health coverage gets urgent—often expensive—medical care but doesn’t pay the bill, everyone else ends up paying the price.” Source: http://401kcalculator.org (Flickr/CC) This quote reflects the idea that hospitals [...]

June 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

ACA Compliant Plans Not More Expensive

A recent study from the National Opinion Research Center examined premium costs of health plans that were non-compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under exemptions for small-group and individual-market plans. Amidst concerns prior to open [...]

May 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Insurance Expansion can Improve Compliance

Out-of-pocket healthcare spending has always been an issue for Americans, especially for those with chronic health problems who have an increased need for prescription drugs. Under the ACA, uninsurance rates among patients who used prescription [...]

May 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

ACA Increased Emergency Department Use

As the Affordable Care Act was being implemented, many politicians and health policy experts predicted a decline in ED use, as newly-insured patients would receive care from primary care providers instead of the ED, leading to more efficient and [...]

May 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

When Physicians Get a Free Lunch, Who Pays?

When patients fill a prescription from their physicians, they implicitly trust that the prescribed drug was chosen with their best interests in mind. Patients assume that medical expertise decided which patient would benefit most from which drug. [...]

May 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

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