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The Health Coverage You Need If You Have Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating health condition that currently afflicts almost 5.5 million Americans.  This is the most common type of dementia in which sufferers initially lose memory and cognitive function, but the disease progresses until major brain function disappears and death ensues.  There is no cure for this illness which is why, in the […]

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Cancer Care Is Growing More Expensive

Almost everyone realizes that health care is becoming more expensive, so it shouldn’t be surprising that cancer treatment is also quickly growing out of reach financially for more Americans.  For the first time since 2010, the rise in health care prices outgrew general inflation. While the average price of consumer goods will rise 1.9 percent […]

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How States Are Driving Enrollment in Obamacare Health Plans

Whether you support the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, or not, there is no doubt the 2010 law has drastically changed health care in the U.S.  Since its passage under President Barack Obama, the ACA has helped insure 20 million more Americans, providing a financial safety net in the case of a medical […]

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How Much Is Enough Health Insurance Coverage?

In 2016, almost 91 percent of the U.S. population had some form of health insurance. Forty-nine percent had health coverage through their employer, while 33 percent was covered through Medicare or Medicaid. Another 9 percent got insurance through private insurers or other public agencies, leaving only 9 percent of the American populace without insurance. Less […]

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How Social Media is Changing Medicine

It is hardly news anymore to say that online communities like Facebook and Twitter are changing how the world works, but it may surprise you how these social media platforms are improving the health care that you receive. We often think that our physicians live in ivory towers that operate in a rarified atmosphere of […]

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Should You Have Individual or Family Coverage?

For most people, the option to enroll in a family plan seems like the obvious choice.  After all, it only makes sense that a bundled plan that covers an entire family would be more cost effective than individual policies. For the most part that is true, but there are some complications to insurance regulations that […]

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How the Trump Administration Might Affect Drug Prices

This month, President Donald Trump made a speech about how his administration planned to lower the prices of prescription drugs. In 2015, the U.S. population spent almost $325 billion on prescription drugs, and last year the Fortune 500 drug manufacturers reported almost $67 billion in profits. Although our capitalist society allows pharmaceutical companies to rake […]

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