An Interesting blog about the concerns of healthcare changes, by Mr. Williams

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4 in 5 Americans are aware of potential changes to healthcare policy brewing in Washington, DC. 92% of them are concerned about those changes, according to Healthcare Consumers in a Time of Uncertainty, the fifth annual survey from Transamerica Center for Health Studies. Peoples’ most-shared fears are losing their coverage for pre-existing conditions, out-of-pocket spending, and […]

via Most Americans Are Concerned About Healthcare Policy, and Costs Top the List of Concerns — Anthony Williams

The Power of CRISPR — By Isabelle Ribe

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Something amazing can be found in the DNA of bacteria: CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) genes. They allow bacteria to detect and defend themselves against invading viral genetic material, and it looks like there may be a way to use these DNA sequences for human genome editing.

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Medicare Services

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I recently accepted a job offer from a one of the biggest healthcare insurance companies in the country (Blue Cross and Blue Shield) after being laid off from a much smaller health insurance company called Total Health Care, which is located in downtown Detroit. I work in the Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) department. Before this opportunity arrived upon my door step, I only worked with commercial plans, and that was in the realm of marketing for them. Continue reading

CBO Score on The American Healthcare Act

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The much anticipated Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on The American Healthcare Act (AHCA) came out yesterday. The facts contained within the report can be unsettling for some people. The CBO reports that by 2026 an estimated 23 million Americans will be uninsured if this plan replaces the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Continue reading

Drug shortages in the United States

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If i told you that there was a drug shortage in US would you believe me? I’m talking about prescription drugs, folks. Well if you find that hard to believe, i wouldn’t blame you. We are one of the richest nations on the earth, the notion that we lack the basic medications to keep our populace healthy and full of life is astonishing. Unfortunately, the drug shortage is real. Continue reading

How Easy is it to Access Health Care in the US?

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A great read on the availability of healthcare in America.

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By: Rachel F Smallwood, PhD

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         Access to health care has been a concern as long as there has been health care, and it is one of the hot-button issues of health care policy debates. The recent repeal of the Affordable Care Act and passing of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the House of Representatives has again brought this debate front and center. The Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the first iteration of the AHCA indicated that it would result in 24 million less people having health insurance by 2026. It would also place more of the financial burden on people making less than $50,000 per year. However, substantial changes were made to parts of the bill before it passed in the House, and there will likely be more if it is to be passed in the Senate. There is muchdebate and dissension on what…

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American Health Care Act Facts.

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The first hundred days of the Trump administration has been full of drama. The majority has been justified, while some of the criticism can fall in the category of hyper partisan politics. This is normal in today’s political climate in Washington D.C. and extremely detrimental to the well being and security of the American people. President Trump promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was passed under former president Obama.

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Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Healthcare

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Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Healthcare

            Healthcare in America has become a divisive issue over the years. Political parties have gone to war with each other over the years in truly honest attempts to bring more cost-effective healthcare and access to affordable healthcare insurance to the American public. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed into law in 2010 under President Obama’s administration. The statute was enacted by the 111th United States Congress. One of the primary goals of the ACA was to deliver quality health outcomes, to lower costs, and greatly help to improve accessibility. Continue reading