Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Newly Insured Sicker Than Other Health Plan Enrollees

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Apr-20_-2016_-10_39_39-PM-2.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadAccording to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, new policyholders who got health insurance under the Affordable Care Act were sicker than other enrollees. They also had higher medical costs and used more medical care than people who had insurance coverage longer. This report went even further to describe the incidence of certain conditions. New policyholders had twice

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Conservatives Resist Their Party’s Plan To Change Full-Time Status In Affordable Care Act

Just before the Republican-led Congress is set to vote on legislation that would redefine a full-time worker under the Affordable Care Act, conservatives are expressing opposition for their party’s plan.The first major bill of the 114th Congress would change the definition of a full-time worker under Obamacare as someone who works 30 hours a week to one who works 40 hours a week.The move comes

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Five More Common Diabetes Fears

Fear is a funny thing. In a controlled situation, say a movie theater or roller coaster, it can be exciting. It gets our blood pumping, gets our adrenaline racing. But in the real world, where anything can happen and safety isn’t assured, fears can get out of hand. For people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, who have to grapple with their disease multiple

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Move to Expand Pharmacists’ Responsibilities Gathers Momentum

Several recent developments indicate that the push to expand pharmacists’ responsibilities and ability to deliver primary healthcare is winning friends and influencing people: – In California, SB 493, a measure that would give pharmacists broader scope as healthcare providers, has been passed by the State Senate and moved on to the State Assembly’s Business and Professions Committee. It arrives there in the wake of two

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Why Care Under The Affordable Care Act Will be Unaffordable

Several recent articles should dispel any remaining notion that care provided under the so-called Affordable Care Act will in fact be affordable. Just the opposite is true. The Wall Street Journal reported that when physicians sell their practice to hospitals and become hospital employees, services they provide to patients become significantly more expensive.  The reason for this, simply put, is that overhead is much higher, and third

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