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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

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

Fixing the Family Glitch

The “Family Glitch” is a problem cited by many policy experts as a substantial flaw in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Here is how it works: if an individual has a family income between 100-400% of the federal poverty level and is [...]

April 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Punch to the Gut for Young Americans

Appendicitis is not pleasant. Commonly described as a dull mid-abdominal ache that sharpens as it moves toward the right lower quadrant, it is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Worse than appendicitis, however, are the possible complications [...]

March 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

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