Health Cents Archive: February, 2013

Medicaid Expansion: Will increased coverage actually lead to increased care?

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Although the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion could not be mandatory for states, as of now, the governors of 24... Read more

Look who’s expanding Medicaid now

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Seven Republican governors have broken ranks and declared their support for expanding Medicaid in their states under Obamacare. The latest... Read more

Successful doctor-patient relationships require honesty

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I was at my annual check-up and my physician asked me, “Do you exercise regularly?” I looked down sheepishly and said, “Well... Read more

You probably have no idea what your health care costs

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Has your doctor ever said you need a medical procedure? If so, you were probably told what hospital or clinic to use, which specialist or surgeon... Read more

The key to better mental health care is sharing records

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“Treating the whole person includes mental health care.” That statement was the title of a commentary written by the American Medical... Read more

Will your employer cut your hours because of Obamacare?

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Could Obamacare cause you to lose paid work time? The law requires employers to offer health coverage to all full-time workers. They can avoid... Read more

Your baby could save someone’s life

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Did you know that an item discarded as medical waste after your baby is born could save someone’s life? Cord blood from the placenta... Read more

Now it’s Christie’s turn to decide on expanding Medicaid and his decision should be easy

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The Field Clinic is pleased to welcome two new guest bloggers who will be contributing on a regular basis, Dr. Drew Harris and Dr. David Nash... Read more