11 Ways Congress Can Improve the ACA Right Now

Now that the 2014 elections are behind us, we thought we’d take a look at 11 actions Congress can take to improve the Affordable Care Act. Several of our suggestions have bipartisan support and, even in the 2015 session of Congress, a vote to do away with some of the less popular aspects of the […]

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Study Confirms Long-term Stem Cell Benefits for Parkinson’s Disease

Newly reported research discovered neural dopamine-producing stem cells transplanted into patients with Parkinson’s disease stayed healthy and functional for up to 14 years.  The findings were reported in the June 5, 2014 issue of the journal Cell Reports.  This is exciting news for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Researchers studied the brains of five Parkinson’s Disease […]

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What If American Medical Care Ran Air Travel

The American medical care system is often called one of the best in the world.  In some ways, it is a fair observation.  We have greater access to state of the art medical technology than almost any other nation.  Our doctors are skilled and well-trained.  Most communities have access to a hospital.  Major diseases and injuries are […]

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5 Must-Fix Items in the Affordable Care Act: Higher Insurance Costs

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act told us the law would make medical care and health insurance less expensive.  Advocates said there were several reasons.  More people will have insurance, including a lot more healthy young people.  Competition created by health insurance exchanges will bring prices down.  More people would gain access to preventive care.     However, other parts of the […]

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Five Must-Fix Items in the Affordable Care Act – The Small Business Deductible

Editor’s Note:  We initially expressed concern about the impact of the small business deductible cap in September 2012.  Since that time, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule on the application of the small business deductible.  Under that ruling, the Affordable Care Act provision allowing small businesses to use medical expense […]

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