Health Care (page 5)

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    Tech company founder predicts regulation issues for 2019

    What will the top eight political battles be that tech companies will fight in 2019? This question is answered in a recent Fortune article written by Bradley Tusk of Tusk Ventures. Among the eight are cannabis, e-scooters, voting, and telehealth. Mr.
    Jordan Roberts, December 18, 2018
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    Judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

    We learned on Friday evening that a federal judged had ruled the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, was unconstitutional. The challenge came from a group of 20 Republican Attorneys General that sought to have the…
    Jordan Roberts, December 17, 2018
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    United Health Foundation: NC is the 33rd healthiest state

    United Health Foundation recently published America’s Health Rankings.  North Carolina is 33rd in the nation.  Here are the details: Strengths Low prevalence of excessive drinking High percentage of high school graduation High HPV immunization coverage among adolescent males Challenges High incidence of chlamydia High percentage of uninsured population High…
    Terry Stoops, December 12, 2018
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    How To Save $2 Billion In Health Care Costs

    Hard to imagine, but in a Weekly Standard piece, Ike Brannon makes the case that this is true: We could save $2 billion by adopting a more efficient eye dropper to dispense the drops doctors prescribe for their patients. Brannon writes that the market in eye drops is worth $3.4…
    Donna Martinez, November 14, 2018
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    California’s $4 billion “oops”

    It was reported earlier this week that a state audit of the California Medicaid program called “Medi-Cal” revealed that the state had made at least $4 billion in “questionable payments” over a four-year period between 2014-2017 and that up to 453,000 people who were ineligible received benefits:…
    Jordan Roberts, November 1, 2018
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    Increasing healthcare options is a good thing

    One of the most noticeable results of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was that it severely limited choices for those who buy insurance through the individual market. For the most part, it limited the ability of insurers to offer plans with different benefits. Many who purchase their insurance…
    Jordan Roberts, October 30, 2018
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    NCCARE360

    Physical health is not the only part of an individual’s overall health. Nor is community health a measure of the overall physical healthiness of a community. Social science research has revealed that a person’s overall health is a combination of many different factors. Often referred to as “social determinants of…
    Jordan Roberts, October 26, 2018
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    Mental health in America

    Stat News recently ran an interesting article that offers a somber detail of the state of mental health in America. As if the healthcare industry isn’t complex enough — the intersection of mental health and physical health is presenting new issues…
    Jordan Roberts, October 22, 2018