Healthcare Policy

UN Calls on Polities to Help End Discrimination in Healthcare

UN Calls on Polities to Help End Discrimination in Healthcare

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Widespread discrimination in healthcare has taken many forms, and violates the most fundamental of human rights. WHO established a goal "to ensure that none is left behind and to read the furthest behind first."

How Will the Trump Administration Affect the ACA?

How Will the Trump Administration Affect the ACA?

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The ACA is likely to be partially or fully repealed, though it is uncertain how physician practices and the benefits of the 20 million newly-insured will be affected.

Removing Pain Questions From Patient Experience of Care Surveys

Removing Pain Questions From Patient Experience of Care Surveys

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Pain management questions from patient satisfaction surveys have been used to influence Medicare reimbursement rates and have resulted in unintended consequences in light of the nation's opioid epidemic.

Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

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In states where marijuana is legalized for medicinal purposes, Medicare's prescription drug benefit program has lowered its spending due to reduced prescription drug use.

Does The Expansion Of High-Deductible Plans Impact Physician Care?

Does The Expansion Of High-Deductible Plans Impact Physician Care?

Physicians must be able to balance provision of good clinical care with ability to limit costs.

CDC: ACA May Have Boosted Uptake of Preventive Care

CDC: ACA May Have Boosted Uptake of Preventive Care

Insurance major factor in determining receipt of preventive services

Study: Health Insurance Expansion Likely To Increase Hypertension Treatment

Study: Health Insurance Expansion Likely To Increase Hypertension Treatment

Increase expected to lead to fewer coronary heart disease events, stroke events, CVD-related deaths.

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