Obamacare Cost Cutting: Rumor or Reality?
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare / Medicare / Politics

Obamacare Cost Cutting: Rumor or Reality?

Over the past 50 years, healthcare costs have risen to unprecedented levels.  With expenses approaching 18% GDP, the federal government thought it necessary to intervene.  The hope was and is that the growth of healthcare costs can be curbed and that, in doing so, federal expenditures on Medicare would decrease and contribute less to the … Continue reading

The Pains of the FDA: Agency Under Scrutiny for Approving Prescription Painkiller
Healthcare / Politics

The Pains of the FDA: Agency Under Scrutiny for Approving Prescription Painkiller

Established in 1906, the Food and Drug Administration’s job is to ensure the protection and promotion of public health.  The FDA’s heavily invested power over product regulation comes with an even greater responsibility to safely serve the public.  The FDA is under fire for underplaying that responsibility by approving the painkiller Zohydro, which is a pill containing … Continue reading

Your Health: CVS Health’s Expansion in the Health Care Marketplace
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare

Your Health: CVS Health’s Expansion in the Health Care Marketplace

Recently CVS Health has entered partnerships with 41 different health systems that will connect their minute clinics with the electronic medical records of said health systems. The most recent of these agreements is with MedStar Health, an expansive and high quality medical system centered around the Baltimore and D.C. areas. This agreement between MedStar and … Continue reading

Demand Greater than Supply; Medicaid Expansion of Mental Health Services
Healthcare / Medicaid / Politics

Demand Greater than Supply; Medicaid Expansion of Mental Health Services

The Affordable Care Act is attempting to bridge the health disparity gap in mental health services of millions of people who were previously uninsured or whose policies did not include mental health coverage before. However, as millions of Americans now gain health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, the reality of the difficulties … Continue reading

What’s the big deal: Some House members just don’t seem to get it
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare / Technology

What’s the big deal: Some House members just don’t seem to get it

This past Thursday the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing at which the security of HealthCare.gov was again called into question. The catalyst for the line of questioning came in the form of a recently published report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) suggesting 28 different ways in which the Center for Medicare … Continue reading