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Community Colleges and Health Care

Tom Snyder | Posted 07.01.2015 | College
Tom Snyder

Programs that lead to an RN are expensive to run, and finding qualified instructors with a master's degree in nursing is challenging as these nurses can typically earn more money working in direct care.

After Celebrating: The Hard Work of LGBT Equality Continues

Harvey Makadon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Harvey Makadon, M.D.

In the last half-century, LGBT people have experienced a widening circle of acceptance. With each step of the circle outwards, more Americans got to know their LGBT friends, family and neighbors for who they are, and together we became more aware of our commonality than our otherness.

Malagasy Citizen

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 07.01.2015 | Entertainment
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

World leaders must change the course of history and the focus of their modus operandi or leave room for new leadership with alternative horizons. Africa must gain visibility and increasing importance in twenty-first century Earth.

Why John Roberts Deserves a Lot More Praise for This Health Care Decision Than the Last One

Brianne J. Gorod | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Brianne J. Gorod

Despite all of the talk about how Roberts saved Obamacare, he actually helped kill a part of it, concluding that the law's expansion of Medicaid was unconstitutional because it violated the Constitution's Spending Clause. Although the Court allowed the expansion to go forward so long as states would not lose existing Medicaid funds if they chose not to expand Medicaid

On Being an American

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

No matter the side or sides you take on various issues, we have to remember that we are all Americans first, and because of that we owe it to each other to have respect for one another.

Conservatives Are the Real Winners This SCOTUS Season

Russ Baruffi | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Russ Baruffi

Obamacare's Exchanges are free markets where private companies compete for customers - the essence of market capitalism and the genesis of all innovation and cost efficiency.

Why We're Launching 'Black Health Matters'

Meredith Melnick | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices
Meredith Melnick

When we talk about structural injustice facing the black community, we cannot forget our health institutions: From research institutions to hospitals to the very profession of medicine, representation of African Americans is woefully low.

Medicaid for Services Update

Deborah De Santis | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Deborah De Santis

This past Friday, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) issued an official bulletin encouraging and guiding states to use Medicaid resources, where appropriate, to help provide the services complementing the affordable housing side of supportive housing.

Pinch me

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.26.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Two Charts Show Just How Many Americans Would Have Lost Health Insurance

FindTheBest | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
FindTheBest

In a major victory for President Obama, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act. The 6-3 ruling ends a lawsuit that challenged the legality of federally run health exchanges under Obamacare.

Now More Americans Agree With the Supreme Court on Obamacare

John A. Tures | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

For the first time since they've polled people on the Affordable Care Act, more Americans like Obamacare than dislike it. And an overwhelming majority of citizens like the tax subsidies. Most feel the law works but could be improved with changes. The change they want is different from what opponents are talking about, however.

SCOTUS Upholds Obamacare: A Shot in the Arm for the Rising American Electorate

Page Gardner | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Page Gardner

Let's not forget that, before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted in 2009, members of the "Rising American Electorate" (African Americans, Latinos, unmarried women and millennials) were facing a serious healthcare crisis.

Rand Paul and AAPS Want to Bring You Liberty.... From Safe Healthcare

Dr. Jason Johnson | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Dr. Jason Johnson

Rand Paul may be many things -- a crusader, a protector of privacy and a conservative, but one thing he certainly isn't is informed on the value of and importance of oversight in American healthcare.

Ouch! 9 of the Least Safe Hospitals in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.23.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

If you want to make sure you get the best quality care from hospitals in your area, Consumer Reports' 2015 rankings of the safest hospitals in Illinois is a good place to start your research.

Artificial Intelligence, the Hope or Illusion of the Future

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Paul Mashegoane

The race has begun, every decade brought a ground breaking technological innovation, this decade is starting to unravel a mystery that men like Alan M. Turing spoke about in the 20th century, where machines will be more intelligent than humans, improving by themselves over time.

Advance Healthcare Planning Part One: Not Just for Old People

Judith Johnson | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

There's been a big push in recent years to educate the public about Advance Healthcare Planning (AHP). The focus has been primarily on the forms ...

Cognitive Computing: Revolution's in the Air

Lynn Vos | Posted 06.18.2015 | Technology
Lynn Vos

The first intelligible words spoken over the telephone in March 1876 are reported to be, "Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you." So perhaps it's only fitting new technology that may be as revolutionary for global healthcare shares that surname.

Two Economic Concepts That Might Just Save Us: Part 1

Alessandro Demaio | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
Alessandro Demaio

This week and next, I'm going to explore two rather nerdy economic concepts. Not because I am an economist, but because I believe understanding these two ideas could be key to a better, healthier, fairer society.

8 Ways To Cut Your Wait Time At The Doctor's Office

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 06.18.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It’s 11:43am and you’ve been stuck in your doctor’s waiting room for exactly 73 minutes. Take heart, gentle pat...

Medicaid -- A Path to Housing & Services

Deborah De Santis | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Deborah De Santis

"I am too old and sick to be back out there on the streets. It kind of takes a toll on a person." These words, spoken to Kaiser Health News by a gentleman once facing homelessness and now in supportive housing, say it all.

Here's What Happens When Wall Street Runs Hospitals

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If you think costs would come down if hospitals were all owned and operated by big for-profit corporations like Hospital Corporation of America, you might want to take a look at a study published last week by the journal Health Affairs.

3 Power Moves to Keep Your Parents Out of the Hospital

Anne Tumlinson | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Anne Tumlinson

You don't want to start your caregiver journey in a hospital. This is sort of like taking your first tennis lesson at Wimbledon. Unfortunately, though, this is often where it starts -- you begin in a lovely state of denial about your parent's frailty.

Painting the Streets Healthy

Alessandro Demaio | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Alessandro Demaio

As a medical doctor and Harvard Fellow in Global Health, it's my job to help find ways to unlock healthier populations. In particular, I work on a group of diseases known as NCDs - the-lifestyle related diseases linked with obesity, including diabetes, heart disease and cancers.

Obama Exaggerates Effects Of Affordable Care Act

Factcheck.org | Lori Robertson | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. President Barack Obama made misleading and exaggerated claims in a speech boasting of the a...

Despite Dire Predictions, Health Care Reform Hasn't Hurt Employer-Sponsored Coverage Rates

John Arensmeyer | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
John Arensmeyer

Despite the obvious need for reform, critics pushed back hard against the new health care law. Opponents made dire predictions about its effects; chief among them was an allegation that the new health care law would force employers to drop coverage, leaving workers to secure insurance on their own.