An Update to Medicare
Healthcare

An Update to Medicare

One of the most contentious components of the fiscal cliff discussions is the debate about the Medicare eligibility age.  Prominent conservatives argue that raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67 would adjust the most expensive government health program to modern times, while liberals believe it would take away benefits from hardworking seniors, and hurt the … Continue reading

Affordable Care Act

A New Challenge to the ACA

Since conservatives were unsuccessful in repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through a new president, they have continually turned to lawyers to prove the law’s unfeasability. Although the Supreme Court upheld the invidual mandate, many dissidents still find fault in the law. In addition to implementation hardships, conservatives believe there are many legal roadblacks still in place.  Challenges such as ones … Continue reading

The Land of the Free
America / Healthcare

The Land of the Free

According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans have started to remember what our country was founded on. The United States of America was created to be a place of freedom and liberty, separate from tyranny and oppressive monarchs. It was built on the expectation of limited government, and the opportunity for individuals to build the … Continue reading

Another Entitlement Reform
Healthcare / Tax

Another Entitlement Reform

Experts agree that healthcare entitlement reform is key to curbing costs and boosting quality, yet we seem to ignore one of our biggest, less obvious, entitlements in the discussion.  After Medicare and Medicaid, the employer sponsored health insurance tax exemption is the government’s biggest expenditure on healthcare, costing us around $260 billion a year. It … Continue reading

Public Health is the Future
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Public Health is the Future

Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to hear a speech by W. Craig Vanderwagen, a retired Admiral from the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Although vaguely familiar with the USPHS, I discovered that they are one of the seven uniformed services of our country, and more than 6,500 health professionals currently serve. As a … Continue reading

Another Wrench in Obamacare
Healthcare

Another Wrench in Obamacare

A proposed settlement to a nationwide class action suit filed in the U.S. District Court in Vermont could become yet another headache for the world of healthcare. The lawsuit was filed by patient advocacy groups asserting that Medicare eligibility was flawed regarding skilled nursing and home health care. Under current law, Medicare is only required to … Continue reading