From Behind Bars to Better Care: What the ACA Can Do

From Behind Bars to Better Care: What the ACA Can Do

The US has a total of 3300 country and local jails, which in 2012 provided mandatory health services to over 11 million people (Bachelli et…

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Closing Health Disparities with the ACA

Closing Health Disparities with the ACA

Inequalities in healthcare arise when there is unequal access or quality of care for different sectors of the population. These health disparities cut along lines…

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 Social Determinants of Health – A Struggle for Equity

Social Determinants of Health – A Struggle for Equity

Our latest discussion on social determinants of health with Dr. Jada Bussey-Jones was very dear to me. I previously took a global health class during…

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Remodeling the FDA

Remodeling the FDA

            As we continue to look for ways to reduce the rising cost of healthcare, the main focus has been…

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Strides in Sex-Education

Strides in Sex-Education

Education and healthcare are fundamentally intertwined.  As more of the GDP is devoted to healthcare, less is available for public education in America.  Despite this…

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Academic Health Centers (AHC) and Family Medicine Change the Way Hospitals Do Business

Academic Health Centers (AHC) and Family Medicine Change the Way Hospitals Do Business

Dr. Fred Sanflippo’s presentation on Academic Health Centers (AHC) provided a deeper insight on the alignment, innovation, and structure behind AHC models in our country….

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The Ethics of Hope

The Ethics of Hope

                      Studying what it means to be dead, both legally and subjectively, in class has inspired me to explore the case of Jahi…

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Medical Rationing: Necessity at the Heart of Controversy

Medical Rationing: Necessity at the Heart of Controversy

Rationing has been an ongoing debate in health care; it is fraught with ethical, social, and political implications. The concept of rationing often has negative…

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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Extended to Mid-April

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Extended to Mid-April

    On Tuesday March 25th, the Obamacare administration announced that the Health plan enrollment would be extended to mid-April for those who have already…

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Brace for Impact: More Physician Shortages Are Coming

Brace for Impact: More Physician Shortages Are Coming

Physician shortages have been rising in the past several years. Shortages were around 7,400 in 2008, 13,700 in 2010 and 21,400 2012. This trend will…

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What Does ACA Mean to Safety-net Hospitals

What Does ACA Mean to Safety-net Hospitals

Safety net hospitals (Also called Disproportionate Share Hospitals) are healthcare facilities that provide a disproportionate amount of care to vulnerable populations, usually include patients who…

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Uncovering the “Price Increases” in the ACA

Uncovering the “Price Increases” in the ACA

Of the many affects the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is having on people in our country, one effect in particular that has…

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What Do Doctors Say About ACA?

What Do Doctors Say About ACA?

         http://reason.com/archives/2013/03/13/the-obamacare-revolt-physician-fight-bac            Discussing the brokenness of our nation’s healthcare system and the ACA’s proposed amelioration of it has made me question what doctors themselves…

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Mental Health and the Affordable Care Act

Mental Health and the Affordable Care Act

With the conception of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it was predicted that care for mental health would become more accessible and prevent individuals from…

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Care for the Elderly: What We Can Do to Improve Geriatrics Care

Care for the Elderly: What We Can Do to Improve Geriatrics Care

  Dr. Johnson’s talk on the dilemma in Geriatrics care brings up an issue that people do not like to talk about, because to many…

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What's Up Georgia? Expansion or No Expansion?

What’s Up Georgia? Expansion or No Expansion?

    After Dr. Leon Haley’s presentation on Georgia’s indigence population, I wanted to learn more about Georgia’s decision to not expand Medicaid and its…

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Improving Support for Mental Health Services

Improving Support for Mental Health Services

Over the past few decades, mental health has not received enough financial support.  According to Mark et al. (1), mental health and substance abuse spending…

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Reduction in Health Care Fraud to Reduce Healthcare Expenditure

Reduction in Health Care Fraud to Reduce Healthcare Expenditure

The United States is regularly criticized as having excessively high healthcare expenditure, accounting for 17.2% of the GDP (Markowitz, 2014). It is estimated that three…

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Electronic Health Records and the Digitization of Healthcare

Electronic Health Records and the Digitization of Healthcare

Technology has progressed to the point that most facets of industry have been fundamentally changed by the rise of the digital age. With information being…

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