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Medicare Part D: Lower Deductibles Might Not Save Money

Medicare Part D: Lower Deductibles Might Not Save Money

By Sean Patterson November 14, 2014

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 …

Obamacare: The End of Insurance As We Know It? 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 …

Obamacare: 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 …

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 …

Obamacare’s Glitch Disqualifies Americans

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 …

U.S. Uninsured Rate Still Falling Fast 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 …

HealthCare.gov – More Problems Ahead? HealthCare.gov – More Problems Ahead?

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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 …

Percentage of Uninsured Americans is Dropping Percentage of Uninsured Americans is Dropping

Much debate has surrounded the Affordable Care Act (AKA “Obamacare”) since the legislation’s health insurance markets went live late last year. Since that time some encouraging numbers have shown that the program is working, at least a little. In December …

Obamacare Enrollment Hit 2.2 Million in December Obamacare Enrollment Hit 2.2 Million in December

Despite the difficult and broken start the Healthcare.gov website got off to in October, the Affordable Care Act (AKA “Obamacare“) is now quickly becoming effective, providing millions of Americans with access to health insurance. The U.S. Department of Health and …

Jahi McMath Life Support Extended
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Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl with the wide smile who was declared brain dead after a routine tonsillectomy, was set to be removed from life support at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST) Monday. However, McMath’s family continued to fight …

Tonsillectomy Surgery Leads to Brain Dead Diagnosis
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What started as a typical tonsillectomy for thirteen-year-old Jahi McMath ended in a mother’s worst nightmare. Due to complications, McMath bled during the surgery and suffered cardiac arrest. On December 12, 2013, the teenager was declared brain-dead. Two physicians (a …

Verdict is still out on state-run exchanges
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Today was the deadline specified by the Affordable Care Act – infamously known as Obamacare – for Americans to enroll in the healthcare marketplaces in order to have insurance coverage by January 1, 2014. But in a move that doesn’t …

CTE Brain Disease Postmortem Diagnosis (Ryan Freel)
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Former MLB player Ryan Freel committed suicide on December 22, 2012, at the age of 36. It has now been reported that Freel suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is a degenerative brain disease. A report compiled by the …

Lie of the Year Goes to Obama and Healthcare
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After winning a Pulitzer Prize due to its coverage of the 2008 political election, the website Politifact.com found international credibility and started stepping up its game. The organization became so credible, in fact, that it now decides who the biggest …

Obamacare Disapproval Drops as Website Improves
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House Republicans’ government shutdown in October did no favors for a congress that hit new lows in approval this year. However, the botched rollout of the Healthcare.gov website also shifted Americans’ opinions against the very law that Republicans were protesting …

Sebelius Says Healthcare.gov Sign-Up Has Improved
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The Obamacare sign-up has improved, but is it too little, too late? Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress Wednesday that “very positive trends” are being witnessed now that HealthCare.gov is working more or less as it should. However, there are …

“Romneycare” Worked in Massachusetts, Shows Study
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With the Healthcare.gov site now improving, the U.S. focus on the botched rollout of the website is now shifting to what the effects of the Affordable Care Act (colloquially known as “Obamacare“) might be in the future. Supporters of the …