The American College of Physicians (ACP) published a paper today in the Annals of Internal Medicine that examines ways to improve the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Improving the Affordable Care Act’s Insurance Coverage Provisions provides a set of recommendations to strengthen the ACA and lay the foundation for health care reforms that will lead to […]Continue Reading ...
In a dramatic move that will have implications for the coming 2020 election, the Trump administration Monday night reversed its previous position and asked a federal appeals court to strike down the entire the Affordable Care Act. The Justice Department said it now agrees with the plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the law — a […]Continue Reading ...
Boston University’s Oral Health Sciences (OHS) master’s program is a successful credential-enhancing program for dental school applicants, while also serving as a pipeline to increase the number of qualified applicants from underrepresented minority (URM) groups. There are a variety of academic enrichment programs for medical school applicants however, development of pre-dental enrichment programs has lagged […]Continue Reading ...
In the span of less than 12 hours this week, the Trump administration took two seemingly contradictory actions that could have profound effects on the insurance marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act. First, officials issued guidance Monday morning that could weaken the exchanges set up for people who buy their own insurance. The […]Continue Reading ...
The themes in television advertisements for health insurance plans have shifted over time, possibly reflecting the shrinking pool of health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as rising plan premiums, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In the study, published online […]Continue Reading ...
June 13, 2018 The odds of being a frequent user of California’s emergency departments dropped in the two years following the implementation of major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in January 2014, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco. In a health-records study of nearly 14 million patients who visited […]Continue Reading ...
April 28, 2018 A warm-up and cool-down period is as important in gardening as it is for any other physical activity, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). The back, upper legs, shoulders and wrists are all major muscle groups affected when using your green thumb. This spring, a new infographic from ACA suggests simple […]Continue Reading ...
Amjad Horani, MD, listens to the breathing of Azaylea Ramirez, 3, of Keota, Okla. Using cells from children diagnosed with primary ciliary dyskinesia, a genetic lung disease Azaylea has, Horani and colleague Steven Brody, MD, have figured out how mutations disrupt the clearing of the airways. Credit: Karen Elshout Respiratory infections peak during the winter […]Continue Reading ...
According to a new study appearing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, the rate of health insurance coverage and access to affordable acute and preventive care services improved for women after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The greatest advances were seen in women in the lowest income groups. […]Continue Reading ...
On his first day in office, as part of his mission to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump signed an order promising to give states flexibility “to create a more free and open healthcare market.” The administration on Thursday released an official set of examples to help states flex these powers. It is […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has revealed surprising gaps in some HIV medical providers’ knowledge of the Affordable Care Act, with more than a quarter of providers surveyed unable to say whether their state had expanded Medicaid. The national survey also sought to better understand the healthcare providers’ views on the effects of the ACA. Providers in […]Continue Reading ...
States that expanded eligibility for their Medicaid program in 2014 when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented, saw fewer uninsured patients among major cardiac-related hospitalizations in the first year compared with states that did not expand the program, according to a study released today in JAMA Network Open. One goal of the Affordable Care […]Continue Reading ...
June 11, 2018 The Trump administration is refusing to defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, essentially arguing that federal courts should find the health law’s protection for people with preexisting conditions unconstitutional. The federal lawsuit hinges on the ACA’s individual mandate, or the requirement to get health coverage or pay a penalty. The […]Continue Reading ...
There’s been much talk in the U.S. about fixing the opioid crisis. In October, President Donald Trump declared the situation a public health emergency and set up a commission on opioids. On Feb. 9, Congress finally took action by allocating US$6 billion for substance abuse treatment in the budget bill. Though a step in the […]Continue Reading ...
New research uses EEG and a specialized experimental setup to show how working memory and reinforcement learning work together as people learn to perform new tasks. Credit: Frank Lab / Brown University A new study by Brown University researchers shows that two different brain systems work cooperatively as people learn. The study, published in Proceedings […]Continue Reading ...
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