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October 12 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

Rising health-care costs are eating away at your wages and you may not even realize it

The rising price of health care in the U.S. costs families thousands of dollars a year in foregone wages, out-of-pocket costs and increased taxes, a new report says PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images Health care costs continue to rise every year. Health-care costs are quietly eating away at American wages. Employer-sponsored insurance premiums have jumped dramatically

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5
Oct

Nigeria at 58: Universal Health Coverage still a mirage

Four days after the 58th independence anniversary of Nigeria, concerned stakeholders have expressed concern over continuous slide in the health indices of the country. Among those who appraised performance of the health sector and returned damning verdicts include the President of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Francis Faduyile, Vice-President of the Joint Health Sector

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September 18 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

Staying Positive While Living with a Chronic Illness

Life is unpredictable. Some days things might be going great and then, out of nowhere, you are thrown a curveball. These moments when I am confronted by life’s challenges often leave me feeling helpless and wondering, ‘Why is this happening to me?’ It started in 2011, when I thought I had my life all figured

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11
Sep

Insulin’s High Cost Leads To Lethal Rationing

“It shouldn’t have happened,” says Nicole Smith-Holt of Richfield, Minn., gazing at the death certificate of her son Alec Raeshawn Smith. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a terrible way to die. It’s what happens when you don’t have enough insulin. Your blood sugar gets so high that your blood becomes highly acidic, your cells dehydrate, and your

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20
Aug

What should affordable health care look like in NC?

The recent N.C. Influencer Series article reveals significant support from top leaders in N.C. to expand health insurance coverage for low-income individuals. Even those respondents reluctant to back Medicaid expansion are willing to consider ways to provide health insurance to low-income people that include shared responsibilities. Such an alternative proposal was introduced in April of

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August 9 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

RAND: NY Health Act would work

ALBANY, NY — A study commissioned by the New York State Health Foundation and performed by the RAND Corporation said the proposed single-payer health plan proposed in New York State is feasible, and would save the state healthcare system a bit of money. The proposed New York Health Act (NYHA), which the has been passed

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3
Aug

Three Women Changing The Way We Deliver Healthcare

Three women leading the digital Health Care revolution. Piraye Beim, Katherine Ryder and Darlene Higbee Clarkin.PHOTO COURTESY OF VINETTA In the wake of Amazon’s nearly one billion dollar acquisition of the online pharmacy, Pillpack a full-service pharmacy that delivers medication, there is little question about the impact that technology is having on healthcare. And while technology has

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3
Aug

Better Care Quality Needed for Universal Health Coverage

HealthDay News — In order to achieve universal health coverage, stakeholders must focus on the quality of health services, including provision of effective, safe, timely, equitable, integrated, and efficient health services, according to a report published by the World Health Organization. According to the report, quality of care is suboptimal in many countries, especially in low-

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