Why Dental Care Should Be Considered Part of Health Care for Insurance Purposes

With so much talk about traditional healthcare coverage, many people tend to forget that it doesn’t usually cover select services like dental or vision. Many progressive politicians like Bernie Sanders push for healthcare to be known as a human right, as it is necessary to survival. However, an important issue that needs to be resolved when discussing healthcare is: does dental count?… [Read more]

The Connection Between Housing and Health

Many factors can affect your health. From genetics to lifestyle to diet and pre-existing conditions, you can often pinpoint some of the causes behind health issues. But one element that you might overlook is where you live. In fact, according to data from America’s Health Rankings’ 2017 annual report, there’s an undeniable link between where you live and your health. … [Read more]

How the Healthcare Staffing Shortage Is Going to Affect the Next Generation of Seniors

Healthcare for seniors is rapidly approaching a crisis: currently, one in eight Americans are over the age of 65. By 2040, it will be one in five. Additionally, more than 80% of senior citizens live with one or more chronic health conditions. This data reveals a crisis in the making, with a possible healthcare shortage leaving many senior citizens without vital care.… [Read more]

The U.S. Senate’s Vote Could Make A Substantial Difference To Dementia Patients

Alzheimer’s disease, one of the effects of Dementia, is receiving a lot of attention from the government and medical bodies alike, as it affects more than 5 million Americans. This makes it one of the costliest diseases and has the power to completely bankrupt Medicare. The U.S. Senate recently approved funding of $425 million towards research, which will hopefully find some cure or management system to alleviate the pressure from medical schemes, while at the same time allowing patients to continue their day-to-day lives independently and with dignity.… [Read more]

Why American Hospitals Are Littered With Infections

Hospital-acquired infections continue to be a big problem in healthcare. Recent research notes that nearly 4 percent of patients receive a new infection while they’re hospitalized. Eleven percent of those infections become deadly.

“The simplest way to say this is that about 100,000 people die each year from infections we give them in the hospital,” Dr.… [Read more]

A Few Things You May Be Surprised to Know Aren’t Covered by Health Insurance

Health insurance is a hot button topic lately. Even with the introduction of the healthcare mandate and the Affordable Care Act in place, there are still some surprising things that aren’t covered by health insurance, but really should be.

Clinical Trials

Many believe that participants get paid to participate in clinical trials every time. However, many new therapies that are still in the trial phase require that you pay for your treatment during the trial.… [Read more]

Why Thousands Cross the US Mexico Border to Seek Affordable Health Care is Curbing Medical Bankruptcies

In 2013, an estimated 1,800 medical-related bankruptcy were filed a day. 2013 saw nearly 1,800,000 wives, husbands, kids, and other related family members were affected by these bankruptcies. The high cost of healthcare is the leading cause of bankruptcy, affecting more than 1 million families per year.

Healthcare has become so expensive that even those with health insurance may not be able to afford their $5,000 or $10,000 deductibles, as 57% of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings.… [Read more]

Socioeconomic Concerns Within the Gig Economy

Today, the gig economy is all the rage, with more millennials opting for short-term “gigs” rather than long-term permanent work contracts. Also sometimes referred to as the freelance economy, the gig economy can be summarised as “an economy in which temporary, flexible jobs are commonplace, and companies tend toward hiring independent contractors and freelancers instead of full-time employees.”… [Read more]

Can the Right Wing Get Rid of the Crocodiles? Where Would Their Policy Go From There?

“Draining the swamp” and removing corruption (crocodiles) from Washington is a difficult task. Corruption in politics comes from many things including inaccurate reporting, lobbyist groups with too much power and attention, or people with individual wants that outweigh their love of our nation.

The conservative groups in America have used the “crocodiles in the swamp” analogy to meet some of their needs over the years.[Read more]

Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare

This past Friday, after only weeks of negotiations over the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Republicans had to admit defeat as they were forced to pull their repeal from the House Floor. The recent turmoil surrounding healthcare in the United States has shed light on my existing issues in healthcare, and defining new terms for the same.… [Read more]