Archive for the ‘Factoid’ Category

Uninsured Americans rises to over 12 percent amid health care fight

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Uninsured Americans rises to over 12 percent amid health care fight.

Full Story: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/uninsured-americans-rises-to-over-12-percent-amid-health-care-fight

Trump and ACA Subsidies

Friday, October 13th, 2017

President Trump to end certain Affordable Care Act subsidies.

Read: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/trump-to-end-key-aca-subsidies-a-move-that-will-threaten-the-law%e2%80%99s-marketplaces/ar-AAtkha9?OCID=ansmsnnews11

Video Games Used For Medical Treatment

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Video games, long thought to hinder the social abilities of children, may soon replace medication in treating some mental disorders. Project EVO is at the last stage of FDA approval and is intended to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. The next iteration is to use video games to detect Alzheimer’s. Adding support to these findings is that the pharmaceutical company Pfizer is supporting the research.

The full story may be found at: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/12/neuroscape-and-akili-make-video-games-to-treat-cognitive-diseases.html

Anthem Leaves The Federal Exchange

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Anthem exists Obamacare Leaving Many with No Options:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/08/obamacare-market-shaky-after-insurance-companies-pull-out-exchanges.html

New Treatment for Alcoholism

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Next Sunday night (7/23/17) the TV investigative news journal “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” will report on a new treatment for alcoholism.

The new treatment seems to incorporate medication that controls the urge to drink. Interestingly, the patients do not abstain from drinking.

HealthCare Advocates has no prior knowledge of the interview or the legitimacy of the treatment – we simply bring this to your attention to keep people informed.

Painkillers and Heart Attacks

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen are already known to raise people’s risk of a heart attack. Now a new study shows the risk comes within the first week of using the drugs.

See full story: http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/painkillers-raise-heart-attack-risk-within-a-week/ar-BBAXjDb?OCID=ansmsnnews11

Update on the repealing of Obamacare

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

House passes bill to repeal Obamacare!

Read the full story at:
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/house-gop-votes-to-gut-obama-health-care-law/ar-BBAJcdb?OCID=ansmsnnews11

Pain Medication Leads to Heroin Addiction

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Pain Medication: The heroin epidemic has caused doctors to rethink how they prescribe pain medication. HealthCare Advocates is receiving an increasing number of calls from people who were on pain medication but are now being taken off it due to new approaches being taken by physicians.

Medicare Provider Changes

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Medicare: effective Jan. 1, 2017, the Quality Payment Program replaced the Medicare physician incentive programs, creating one program that will govern Medicare Part B payments to all eligible providers. This program incentivizes providers to increase quality of care and decrease inefficiencies in the cost of care.

Cosmetic Surgery Cost

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Medicine becoming less costly? One of the few areas of medicine where consumers pay out of pocket is cosmetic surgery. The inflation-adjusted price of cosmetic medicine actually fell over the past two decades — despite a huge increase in demand and considerable innovation [See http://healthblog.ncpa.org/why-cant-the-market-for-medical-care-work-like-cosmetic-surgery/].