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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Medicaid’

ADHD Myths Still Taint Public Opinion and Marginalize Sufferers

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, gets a lot of undeserved flack. Stories abound about college students getting a quick ADHD diagnosis from a pill mill doctor, then hoarding Ritalin to sell or to snort for all-nighter study sessions. Until medical marijuana came along in California and took the top spot as a joke medical regimen, professing to have ADHD …

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Obamacare Paradox in Kentucky Could Affect Midterms

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, common called the ACA or “Obamacare”, is the hottest political topic in years. Even now, four years after it took effect, there are still regular battles to repeal it, weaken it, defund it, and disparage it. Everyone agrees that it did not end up being a piece of legislation that anyone was happy …

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Obamacare’s Medicare Part D Disparities

According to new information from U.S. News and World Report, the Affordable Care Act Medicare Part D is feasible, but extremely “wasteful.” This information comes after months of problems with Obamacare, including the failures of the ACA website. On Tuesday, the CMS reported that the new plan is saving senior citizens billions of dollars, but ProPublica, an investigative journalism organization …

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Government Shutdown: What to Expect

Since Congress was unable to agree on the fiscal near-future, it’s looking likely that the government will grind to a screeching halt. As complex as the process is, and as unpredictable as it may be (Congress may reach a last-minute agreement unbeknownst to the public), government programs have begun to identify areas that need to remain in operation. Any workers …

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Almost Half of U.S. Births are Paid For by Medicaid

According to a new report out from George Washington University, 45% of births in the U.S. in 2010 were paid for by Medicaid, up slightly from 43% in 2008. That amounts to 1.8 million of the estimated 4 million births in the U.S. in 2010. The report has been published in this month’s issue of the journal Women’s Health Issues. …

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Medicaid Hack Impacts 181,000 People

Over 181,000 MEDICAID/CHIP enrollees have had their personal information stolen and 25,000 of those people had their Social Security numbers (SSNs) compromised after the Utah Department of Health was hacked. The hackers are believed to be residing in Eastern Europe and attacked the agency’s system on March 30, 2012. What is particularly threatening about this attack is the fact that …

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