Health Cents Archive: January, 2013

Should life begin at different times depending on the legal context?

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How to define when life begins is a question that has plagued societies for centuries. Some view this question in light of religious beliefs... Read more

Some Obamacare opponents are starting to sound incoherent

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Will they ever get over it? Congress passed Obamacare almost three years ago. More than 30 attempts at repeal have failed. The Supreme Court... Read more

Physicians are not overpaid

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Everyone likes to complain about how much money doctors make. Many people hear the word “physician” and equate it with a mansion... Read more

2013 is the year of the insurance exchange, what is your state doing about it?

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Guest blogger Joanna S. Suder, JD, is an attorney working as the Pro Bono Coordinator at Delaware's Office of the Child Advocate. She represents... Read more

Doctors die differently than their patients

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“Do everything you can, doctor. Do anything it takes to save him.” These are the unfortunate pleas that too many patients and... Read more

We’re a lot sicker than we realize

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Should the wealthiest country in the world also be the healthiest? It seems logical that it should be, but, alas for us, that is not the case... Read more

U.S. healthcare costs: It’s time to get worried

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The rise in healthcare costs over the past several decades has been astounding. And as they continue to increase, the national deficit grows... Read more

Your Health Flexible Spending Account just got a little less flexible

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Guest blogger, J. Nicole Martin, J.D., is an associate attorney at the law firm of Stevens & Lee, P.C. She focuses her practice on health... Read more