All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Healthcare’

Technology’s Impact On Our Understanding of the Brain

This post brought to you by HP Matter. The content and opinions expressed below are that of WebProNews. These days, massive technological shifts – driven by big data, mobility, security and cloud computing – are rapidly transforming business and society. Entire industries are being completely transformed, and healthcare is one of them. These trends are unlocking new possibilities for hospitals, …

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Medicare Part D: Lower Deductibles Might Not Save Money

With Medicare prices rising and U.S. prescription drug prices still safe from government bargaining, it’s understandable that seniors might be searching for the best deal possible when it comes to healthcare. For those who require a constant supply of medications the higher tiers of Medicare Part D drug plans might seem like a cost-saving option, but a new study has …

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Facebook May Soon Wade into Healthcare

When I say preventative care applications and health support communities, you say … Facebook? Facebook, eternal tracker of all things you, is planning a move into the healthcare realm. That’s the word from Reuters, who quotes the omnipresent “people familiar with the matter”. There are three of them this time. Apparently it’s serious, as Facebook has already held meetings with …

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Long-Term Care Needs Improvement For Dementia Patients, Shows Study

The baby boomer generation is now aging, a situation that is bringing with it a new set of challenges for the U.S. This demographic shift is being most strongly felt in the healthcare industry, where the already burdened American health infrastructure is preparing for an influx of millions of new elderly patients. The Affordable Care Act included new attempts to …

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Megyn Kelly Holds No Punches; Now No. 1 News Show

For the past 150 consecutive months, Fox News has ruled the ratings roost, being the most watched news program on cable television. For the grand majority of those years, Bill O’Reilly has led the charge for the “fair and balanced” news station. However, O’Reilly has a new challenger, and she shows no signs of holding back. For the second time …

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Health Insurance: Obamacare Costs Lower Than Expected

One of the largest criticisms of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as “Obamacare“) is that the program is simply too expensive. Lawmakers opposed to the ACA have continually called the program an expensive waste and even shut down the U.S. government in protest over the ACA’s rollout. Now it appears that ACA proponents have some ammunition to use …

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Obamacare: The End of Insurance As We Know It?

In the early days of the Obamacare debate, before the ACA was codified and passed, there was mention of and support for things like a “public option”, and even “Medicaid for all”. These possibilities sought to remove for-profit insurance companies from the loop entirely. Some people heard about “government death panels” and responded by saying that they had already faced …

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Obamacare Sees 6 Million Enrolled As Deadline Approaches

As the Affordable Care Act (or commonly referred to as “Obamacare”) approaches its March 31st deadline, there’s been much debate about whether Obamacare would hit its enrollment goal of 7 million. The White House announced on Thursday that there’s been just over 6 million Americans who’ve enrolled already, and they’re expecting a huge surge during Obamacare’s last open week of …

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New NIH Site Tackles End-of-Life Education

Death is an intricate part of the fabric of life, shaping societies in ways both seen and unseen. While healthcare for the elderly is a common topic among the public and health researchers, there is one aspect of the subject that is often avoided until it is too late – the very end. Though many decisions go into end-of-life care …

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Obamacare’s Glitch Disqualifies Americans From Health Care

The main Obamacare website, where Americans can apply for healthcare, has an ongoing glitch that may be telling users that they are not qualified for subsidies when they really are. This glitch has been discovered to be running for nearly six months now. The Healthcare.gov website has a subsidy calculator where users can estimate how much financial assistance they qualify …

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U.S. Uninsured Rate Still Falling Fast

Though Republicans in the U.S. House are still dreaming up ways to get rid of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act, ACA), they will now have to contend will millions of Americans who have health insurance as a result of the program. Gallup this week released poll data showing that the rate of uninsured Americans has dropped precipitously since the botched …

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HealthCare.gov – More Problems Ahead?

With the shaky start-up of the new Affordable Care Act website, HealthCare.gov and many other problems this site has encountered since its inception, the Obama administration decided a different website developer/contractor was needed to get the site running properly. The problem though is that the administration is relying on the consulting firm Accenture to lead the continued construction and maintenance …

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