Month: March 2013

Emergency Care under “Obamacare”

“Packed waiting rooms and we will have to see 50 patients or more in a shift,” answered one emergency room physician.  This was in response to my question of how the Affordable Care Act will affect the volume of patients

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Views on Physician Pay

Really, how many porsches do you need?” has been a popular motto among proponents of Obamacare in response to objections by physicians at the possible pay cut brought on by the bill.  This is a fair statement as most anyone

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Health Insurance Exchanges

The Affordable Healthcare Act may have not only changed the United State’s  healthcare system forever, it also may have changed the insurance industry  forever.  The implementation of so called health insurance exchanges, or HIX for short, have helped change the

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Update on Health Information Exchanges

One recent hot topic in the medical world is on how health information is exchanged between hospitals and different healthcare providers. The new concept has been labeled “Health Information Exchange”. Based on increasing productivity and lowering medical costs, the concept

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Expansion of Medicaid Under “ObamaCare”

We have all heard the debates over the “Affordable Healthcare Act”, or as it is commonly referred to in the media, “Obamacare”. Although the bill will be implemented for the most part in several years time, there is still one

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