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Posted by on October 1, 2014 5:57 am

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), one of the most comprehensive reforms of the US Medical system extends Medicare coverage to millions of the low income group and delivers quality care thereby lowering the total healthcare costs. It is estimated that about 30 million Americans are expected to receive health insurance benefits through ACA and a […]

Posted by on September 29, 2014 9:07 am

Prostate cancer, the most common form of cancer in American men, is more prevalent in men over age 65. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2014, about 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and about 29,480 men will die of prostate cancer. Many patients with this disease are benefiting from radiation […]

Posted by on September 26, 2014 8:42 am

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health have found that expansion of health coverage in Massachusetts have reduced mortality rates. The study found that fewer people died in Massachusetts since the state passed its mandatory universal health coverage law in 2006. The researchers have dubbed the Massachusetts reform a model for the Affordable Care […]

Posted by on September 24, 2014 8:55 am

On May 30, 2014, the Departmental Appeals Board (DAB) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ruled that the HHS policy of categorically excluding coverage for sex-reassignment surgery by Medicare was unjustified. Based on this ruling, HSS has removed Medicare’s blanket exclusions on transgender surgery. According to the DAB, denying coverage for […]

Posted by on September 22, 2014 10:23 am

Major technical problems are posing a hindrance to Obamacare open enrollment. People are finding it difficult to log into the health exchange websites which are slow loading, and even if they do, complain that their data is incorrect and that costs are too high. All this has interrupted Obamacare enrollment. A recent CBS News report […]

Posted by on September 19, 2014 8:32 am

A special report in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that Obamacare enabled 10.3 million uninsured Americans to get health insurance. According to a study by the federal government and Harvard University published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers estimated that the uninsured rate in U.S. declined by 5.2% in the […]

Posted by on September 17, 2014 9:45 am

Nowadays, healthcare cost is surging considerably in the United States. It is quite evident from the fact that most patients need to contribute a good amount of money towards their Medicare payments. While considering employees with health insurance coverage, many employers or insurers require that they cover a greater share of the total medical costs […]

Posted by on September 15, 2014 8:10 am

The US healthcare IT system is rapidly forging ahead with the prominent technological advancements occurring in the field of medicine. These major developments in the medical field have resulted in significant benefits such as early detection of diseases, introduction of new drugs or new procedures which in turn enhance overall patient care. US legislation is […]

Posted by on September 12, 2014 8:55 am

According to the 2013 Bloomberg ranking of nations having the most efficient healthcare systems, the United States finished in the 46th position among the 48 countries included. A study published in the Journal of General Medicine in 2013 says that around 25% of all senior American citizens are bankrupt because of high medical expenses while […]

Posted by on September 10, 2014 7:13 am

Despite the report from the HHS Inspector General pointing out the Medicare overcharges of $6.7 billion, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which runs Medicare is not ready to investigate overpayments to doctors. CMS says it doesn’t plan to review the billings of doctors who almost always charge for the most expensive visits […]