Death Wish: Dying with Dignity
Aging / America / Culture / Healthcare / Politics / U.S. Domestic Policy

Death Wish: Dying with Dignity

Just seven years ago, “aid in dying” or “assisted suicide,” was illegal throughout the United States with the exception of Oregon. Today, five additional states have passed “death with dignity” bills that allow terminally ill patients to choose to die with the help of their physician. Many praise this legislation for allowing patients who are … Continue reading

The Affordable Care Act Aims High for Fiscal Irresponsibility
Affordable Care Act / Debt / Medicaid Expansion

The Affordable Care Act Aims High for Fiscal Irresponsibility

In budgetary terms, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is anything but affordable. Though well-intentioned, it expands a poorly designed program and adds significant spending during a time of slow economic growth. This attempt to improve and expand health coverage to uninsured Americans is unduly expensive. In an already strained fiscal climate where the federal budget has reached … Continue reading

Biometrics: Changing the Way Medical Information is Gathered
Culture / Healthcare / Other / Technology

Biometrics: Changing the Way Medical Information is Gathered

In one sense, Telehealth services and biometric devices are similar; both have the potential to improve access to a breadth of valuable health information. They are also different in a sense that the proliferation and use of biometric devices may have more profound long-term societal and policy implications when compared to telehealth services. Biometric devices … Continue reading

Millennials Continue to Take One for the Team
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare

Millennials Continue to Take One for the Team

On Wednesday March 5th, the Obama Administration announced a second delay in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate that requires health insurance plans to meet minimum requirements in health benefits. The mandate has been controversial since its conception. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, this mandate established 10 essential benefits that must be … Continue reading

The Problem With Wellness Initiatives
Affordable Care Act / Constitution / Economy / Healthcare / Labor Force / Politics / Regulation

The Problem With Wellness Initiatives

In an attempt to decrease health care costs, wellness initiatives have become increasingly popular programs offered by corporations. Health and wellness is an extremely important issue and when it comes to health care reform there should to be a larger personal responsibility component. Unhealthy lifestyles, such as inactivity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol … Continue reading

Tracking Technology to Benefit Children with Autism
Culture / Healthcare / Politics

Tracking Technology to Benefit Children with Autism

The tracking technology that has been successfully used to locate missing individuals with Alzheimer’s can now offer similar success to individuals on the autistic spectrum. On January 29th 2014, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder from the Department of Justice testified at a Hearing with the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Part of his testimony … Continue reading