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The Patient Is Still the Payor – And May Skip Paying for Prevention (Eyes on the ACA & Texas)

Health Populi

Many health citizens in the U.S. would likely skip receiving preventive health care services if the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) coverage for them goes away, a Morning Consult survey found. One of the key benefits embedded in the ACA was “free” without co-pay shares for preventive care.

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A Health Consumer Bill of Rights: Assuring Affordability, Access, Autonomy, and Equity

Health Populi

The NIH crafted one for patients enrolled in clinical trials, the American Hospital Association served one up in 1973, and many individual health providers like the University of Pennsylvania Hospital ( aka Penn Medicine) have developed patient bills of rights for consumers entering their hospital systems.

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Reflections on the United States Health Care System and the Right to Health

Bill of Health

has some of the world’s leading medical facilities and research institutions, and the ability to deliver the highest available quality of care, it ranks last among rich nations in providing equitable, accessible, affordable, and high-quality health care. urgently needs a rights-based approach to health.

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Prison Health Care is Broken Under the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy

Bill of Health

The Humane Correctional Health Care Act (H.R.3514) 3514) , introduced in May of 2021, would repeal the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy and thus provide incarcerated individuals with Medicaid access. Repealing the MIEP can significantly improve health care access for incarcerated individuals.

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Health Policy Pride: An Overview of Private Coverage Issues Impacting the LGBTQ+ Community

Center for Health Insurance Reform

Each June, Pride is an opportunity to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and honor the ongoing struggle for LGBTQ+ rights—including in health care access. Happy Pride Month from CHIR!

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Americans Come Together in Worries About Medical Bills, the Cost of Health Care, and Prescription Drug Costs

Health Populi

After covering the origins of health care cost growth going back to World War II and price controls, we fast-forwarded to today’s reality that the cost of medical care in America is — spoiler alert! — very personal.

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Telemedicine Still Up For Discussion In Florida Legislative Sessions

The Health Law Firm

With all the new technologies, mobile medical applications, expansion of health care access under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the emphasis on quality of care, telemedicine is at the forefront of the health care industry.