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Memorial Day, Remembering our Veterans With Treatment

Filed in Health Law by on May 27, 2013 1 Comment
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It is Memorial Day, and like in past years I will ask that we take a moment here to consider the sacrifices at the heart  of this holiday—we remember our fallen, we memorialize our dead. At present, the Veterans Administration is having great difficulty in treating and compensating our war wounded. Number of Veterans Affected, […]

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The Needle (Exchange) and the Damage Done

Filed in Public Health by on January 5, 2012 0 Comments
The Needle (Exchange) and the Damage Done
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As those nationwide prepared for their holiday gift exchange, American lawmakers inexplicably put an end to a different type of exchange:  a life-saving and successful public health tool called needle exchange. House Republicans fought for, and won, a ban on federal funding for needle exchange programs in a massive spending bill passed in December that […]

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Medicaid Cuts and the March Toward a Charity Model of Care

Filed in Medicaid by on June 30, 2011 0 Comments
Medicaid Cuts and the March Toward a Charity Model of Care
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Last week, Nic Terry compiled a list of current threats to Medicaid funding. As he noted then, Medicaid coverage is increasingly becoming meaningless for those seeking specialist care. Though more people are slated to enter the program, policymakers are unlikely to fix these flaws before they arrive. To the contrary, “physician reimbursement will decrease, and […]

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Progress Not Perfection: More Insured Under PPACA

Filed in Uncategorized by on May 24, 2011 0 Comments
Progress Not Perfection: More Insured Under PPACA
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A UPI article (via the RWJF feed) notes that the PPACA provision that allows “young adults who are not full-time students to remain on their parents’ insurance plans until they are 26 years old,” has resulted in a gain of 600,000 additional persons to the insurance rolls in the first quarter of this year according […]

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Sebelius: Did You Say Record Profits and Premium Increases?

Filed in Uncategorized by on May 22, 2011 0 Comments
Sebelius: Did You Say Record Profits and Premium Increases?
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In a post last week, “Insurers’ Profits Swell, Nation Can’t Afford to Get Sick, Can’t Afford to Get Well,” I noted with some distaste that health insurers were said to be looking “for premium increases amidst what [Reed] Abelson describes as ‘flush’ reserve coffers and shareholders ‘rewarded with new dividends.’” As you might have gleamed […]

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