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Joint Replacement: Weighing Individual Goals, Risks and Benefits Key to Success

Joint Replacement: Weighing Individual Goals, Risks and Benefits Key to Success

Joint replacement is a surgical procedure where parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called a “prosthesis.” The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint.

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Grasping for the middle ground on Obamacare

Grasping for the middle ground on Obamacare

One plan would allow people under the age of 65 to buy into Medicaid. Their premiums would be based on family income and a surcharge would be assessed on those who are uninsured at the time they apply.

April 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tax day is zero hour for health insurance, too

Tax day is zero hour for health insurance, too

For the majority of tax filers, who had insurance through an employer or government program for 2016, all they have to do is check the box on Form 1040 that says they were covered for a full year. That’s it.

April 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
In ‘Stealth Move,’ a state refines vaccine waivers, Improves rate among kids

In ‘Stealth Move,’ a state refines vaccine waivers, Improves rate among kids

Michigan’s experience demonstrates a way for governments to increase immunization rates without having to address religious or philosophical opposition to vaccines.

April 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Can we tax away the opioid crisis?

Can we tax away the opioid crisis?

California lawmakers this month will consider legislation that would impose a tax on prescription opioids such as OxyContin to raise money for addiction treatment and prevention programs.

April 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
A five-point checklist for getting around the world in 80 days by bicycle

A five-point checklist for getting around the world in 80 days by bicycle

Beaumont will need to cover 240 miles a day over 16 hours, at an average speed of 15 miles per hour. The challenge, of course, is not achieving this speed but in maintaining it for 4,800 hours.

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
In remote Idaho, a tiny facility lights the way for stressed rural hospitals

In remote Idaho, a tiny facility lights the way for stressed rural hospitals

Lost Rivers Medical Center got a dramatic reboot when new management secured financing to help pay for more advanced technology, upgraded facilities and expanded services, brought in more rotating specialists, started using telemedicine to connect the hospital to experts elsewhere.

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Uninsured rate edges up – Gallup

Uninsured rate edges up – Gallup

Gallup reports that the percentage of U.S. adults without health insurance rose slightly in the first quarter of 2017, to 11.3%.

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
GOP bills to replace Obamacare do not tinker with lawmakers’ coverage

GOP bills to replace Obamacare do not tinker with lawmakers’ coverage

Under the Affordable Care Act, members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate and their office staffs who want employer coverage generally have to buy it on the health insurance exchange.

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
As some holdout states revisit Medicaid expansion, new data show it pays off

As some holdout states revisit Medicaid expansion, new data show it pays off

Although Republicans in Congress have pledged to dismantle Obamacare, some “red state” legislatures are changing course and showing a newfound interest in embracing the health law’s Medicaid expansion.

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More