Net Neutrality and Healthcare: The Issue
Dec20

Net Neutrality and Healthcare: The Issue

Panic has set in after the Federal Communications Commission passed Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to scrap net neutrality rules. Net neutrality rules are the Obama-era regulations that prohibit broadband companies from prioritizing or blocking some content over others and prevent Internet service providers from charging additional fees for select services, such as high-quality streaming. This will affect millions of Internet...

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Understand the Bipartisan Healthcare Bill
Oct25

Understand the Bipartisan Healthcare Bill

The healthcare debate has been complicated and heated for years. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the topic has become incredibly partisan. Republicans call for the repeal and replace of the ACA while Democrats call for measures to strengthen it. After Republicans took control of the House, Senate, and Presidency last year, the debate over healthcare reemerged. Despite several failed attempts to pass healthcare...

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Health Regulations: Breaking the Rules
Jun09

Health Regulations: Breaking the Rules

As a doctor, do you ever feel like certain health regulations or rules at the facility where you’re working prevent you from providing the best care for your patients? It can be frustrating to not be able to do something for your patient just because the powers that be tell you that you can’t – especially when deep down you know that it would be harmless. For example, perhaps a husband is sitting quietly next to his wife’s bed,...

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Challenges Facing Hospitals Today
May11

Challenges Facing Hospitals Today

They’re typically one of the largest employers in the communities they serve. They generate trillions of dollars in economic activity across the U.S., and most importantly, they provide a space for health care workers like you to care for patients and save lives. Hospitals – there are 5,564 of them registered in the U.S., and nearly 34 million people are admitted to the hospital each year. Across the country, hospitals employ nearly...

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Optimism In Healthcare
Mar28

Optimism In Healthcare

When you’re treating patients, it’s often helpful to look on the bright side of things. While we know it’s important to be reasonable when consulting with patients, studies have shown that optimism in healthcare can go a long way. A study of more than 4,000 people 50 and older published last year in the Journal of Gerontology, Becca Levy and Avni Bavishi at the Yale School of Public Health demonstrated that having a positive view of...

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New American Health Care Act Taking Shape
Mar10

New American Health Care Act Taking Shape

This past week the GOP announced a tentative replacement plan when it comes to the American Health Care Act. While Republican’s promised a new plan to replace Obamacare long ago, we’ve finally been given a glimpse into what the future of healthcare could hold. Unsurprisingly, the new plan has drawn criticism from both sides, with some arguing that it’s too similar to Obamacare, and others arguing that it places a financial burden on a...

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