Browsing: Advocacy

A federal lawsuit has been filed to halt the dangerous but growing practice of retroactively denying insurance claims if a condition is later deemed not to have been an emergency.
We need to pick up an important new skill, fellow residents: effective advocacy. There's a lot happening in health care policy that affects not only your patients, but also your professional future.
How much does the emergency department contribute to health care delivery in the United States? Do our policies reflect the ED’s current role?
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Bait and Switch: Troubling Developments in Emergency Care Coverage Anthem, the nation's second largest insurer, has adopted a policy under which emergency department (ED) visits could be denied cover
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Find Your Voice! A free trip to Washington D.C.? Sign me up! As a fourth-year medical student who had recently matched into an emergency medicine residency, I thought this non-medical course was a ch
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ACA Increased Emergency Department Use   Increasing access to insurance alone does not lead to a decrease in ED visits As the Affordable Care Act was being implemented, many politicians and health po
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Caring for All in a Divided Society If you're anything like me, the latest news headlines have left a part of you feeling uneasy. Whether you're conservative or liberal leaning, it seems safe to say
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Use Your Voice! Hello there, EMRA! What a few months it has been! On the national level, we've had a presidential election and inauguration causing the politics in our capital to take a palpable pivo
How to Talk to Your Legislator As medical students and future physicians, each of us can think of an issue or concern that we wish would be handled differently. Often, though, we stop at wishing for
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A Report on Access to Health Care for Medicaid, Medicare, and CHIP Patients Under the ACA Access to health care is a key issue the U.S. government targeted for improvement through the Affordable Car