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Survey: Patients Increasingly Using Patient Portals to Access Health Records | Healthcare Informatics Magazine

All the following is well and good. My wife uses all her providers portals; four different ones. But the problem is they don’t link to one another so the value is limited. 642 more words

Healthcare

Small & Big Victories

Victory: The act of defeating an enemy or opponent in the battle. 

Thanksgiving Weekend’s Victories:

I am proud to say that two weekends ago (Thanksgiving weekend), I had won several victories with regards to my recovery. 815 more words

Mental Health

Text of Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act

Here is the text of the Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act, co-sponsored by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), that would appropriate funding for cost sharing reduction (CSR) reimbursement payments to health insurance plans participating in the health insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 661 more words

Health Care Reform

Republicans don't understand health insurance😡

When you hear politicians or supposed experts talking about paying for only the health insurance you need, minimal coverage plans or the unfairness of asking low healthcare users to subsidize high users, you can be sure they don’t know what they are talking about. 60 more words

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AMERICA'S LOVE AFFAIR WITH PRESCRIPTION PAIN PILLS

Current reports from the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) suggest that the United States is second on the list of countries with the highest per capita consumption of opioids.   963 more words

No, it's not price shopping for health care ... surprised?

Hey, what happened to consumerism in health care?

As deductibles have climbed, the typical excuse was that having patients with more skin in the game would drive them to more price shopping for health care. 57 more words

Healthcare

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Abruptly Ends Cost-Sharing Reductions for Millions of Americans

In a memorandum from Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Eric Hargan (who was just named Acting Secretary three days ago) to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma, the Trump administration has abruptly ended payments for cost-sharing reductions that assist millions of  low-income Americans (with incomes below 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level) afford health insurance coverage obtained through the health insurance marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act.   257 more words

Health Care Reform