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Affordable Care Act

Is another industry finding the Affordable Care Act hard to digest?
12 Nov

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was introduced in 2010, the national health law has made major impacts on the healthcare industry.  We’ve seen an intensified emphasis on the patient experience and Medicare reimbursements due to the HCAHPS, a higher demand for healthcare employees and a projected increase of health insurance coverage to more than 12 million people.*

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01 May

An estimated 30 million Americans are expected to gain health insurance through the Affordable Care Act of 2010. As a result, the healthcare workforce will see a much needed increase, specifically amongst primary care services which is projected to increase by 58 percent, from 27,700 to 43,900 in 2020. If the number of primary care physicians were to remain as they are now through 2020, there would be a projected shortage of 20,400 primary care physicians according to the Health Resources and Services Administration.

How will the Affordable Care Act affect your pets?
15 Apr

Susie, my fifteen year old beagle, is like most seniors -- she makes frequent visits to her doctor, except she doesn’t qualify for Medicare. A few years ago she began to struggle with getting around, so my veterinarian prescribed a pain killer and valium (the valium caused some funny moments -- have you ever seen a beagle sleeping with her ear in the water dish?). My veterinarian also suggested using a cold laser treatment or two in order to get her walking normal again.

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06 Mar

During the Reagan years or shortly after, I was watching Donahue and the topic was mental health.  At the time, many of the mental health hospitals had been shut down and those that remained were only for the criminally insane.  The parents of a man, who killed their postman, were asked why he wasn’t in a mental hospital.  They said they tried to get him help, but they were told, as long as he wasn’t a danger to himself or to others, there wasn’t a way to admit him to a hospital.  The doctor,

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