The Rise of Narrow Networks: Is Your Doc Covered?
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare

The Rise of Narrow Networks: Is Your Doc Covered?

A great fear in delivering universal health coverage is that our system would adopt the more limited access to care that other countries currently experience. While addressing many issues that previously prevented individuals from gaining coverage in the past, the Affordable Care Act fails to lay adequate standards for coverage once people become insured. As … Continue reading

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

Healthcare Consolidation – Is Bigger Better?
Politics

Healthcare Consolidation – Is Bigger Better?

Mergers and acquisitions have become commonplace in the healthcare industry since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.  In order to retain a workable profit margin and meet the standards put forth in the healthcare bill, both insurance companies and private practices are consolidating their businesses and searching for new ways to structure their industry.  … 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

Is the Physician Shortage a Myth?
America / Healthcare

Is the Physician Shortage a Myth?

The notion that a physician shortage is growing in the United States has become deeply ingrained in the healthcare ethos. However, growing evidence shows that this widely accepted assumption might be fundamentally flawed. The traditional belief about the physician shortage initially seems to make sense for three reasons. First, the segment of the population over … Continue reading