Browsing: Health Policy

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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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Gracias. Merci. Danke schön. Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto! Random question: How many ways can you think of to say thank you? Seriously. Even if you're not multilingual, I'm sure you know the phrase
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Health Policy Journal Club: Sharing Is Caring Interconnected systems for information exchange might improve care and cut costs In 2009 Congress passed the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, whic
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Affordable Care Act vs. American Health Care Act A Comparison of Central Principles The elections of November 2016, which left the Republican Party in control of Congress and the Executive Branch, ha
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How Has the ACA Affected the Emergency Department? The Affordable Care Act (ACA), passed in 2010 under the Obama administration, sought to increase availability of health care to Americans, especiall
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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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Health Policy Journal Club: Striking a Balance Between Access and Cost Freestanding emergency departments offer risks and rewards to our health care system. In the 1970s, the freestanding emergency d
All About the Benjamins: What You Must Know About MACRA MACRA is going to bring about change whether providers are ready for it or not. The process in which health care providers and hospitals are re
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Everyone Else Ends Up Paying the Price Every 1% increase in uninsured leads to a $20 increase in ER bills for privately insured. "When someone without health coverage gets urgent—often expensive—medi
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What You Need to Know About the AHCA The U.S. House of Representatives on May 4 narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), HR 1628, after tabling the bill in March following a lack of party