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By Michael Ricciardelli
In Health Law
May 27th, 2013
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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, […]...
By Zack Buck
In Public Health
Jan 5th, 2012
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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 […]...
By Frank Pasquale
In Medicaid
Jun 30th, 2011
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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 [&...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Uncategorized
May 24th, 2011
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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 […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Uncategorized
May 22nd, 2011
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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.'R...