Entries by Pamela Girardin

ACA-Induced Surge in Medicaid Enrollments Could be Too Much to Handle

The uninsured percentage of the US population is at an all-time low of 13.4 percent from the 18 percent before the Affordable Care Act was rolled out. Approximately 15 million people who did not have health coverage before Obamacare enrolled in a health insurance plan under this new law without any discrimination on the basis […]

Three Ways Clinical Data Analytics Can Improve Healthcare

Healthcare has come a long way from giving a reactive response to standard, isolated incidents through subjective decision making. We have moved to a better form of care that functions on available personal information and medical history of a patient. This better form draws its efficacy from a very important variable – clinical data analysis. […]

ACA is Working, Say Lowest Uninsured Rates and Highest Enrollee Interest

Over the last quarter, as 8 million Americans enrolled in health insurance through Obamacare, surveys and initial reports have highlighted a heartening trend – Americans are showing increasing interest in the new, subsidized health insurance and the rates of uninsured are currently at their lowest since 2008. Newly insured individuals are showing the most activity […]

Primary Care Doctor Shortage – The Perennial Challenge for Obamacare

As the Affordable Care Act goes into the waning days of its second open enrollment, the pressure is building on the U.S. healthcare system. More people have health insurance than ever, and this number is expected to continue to increase in the coming few months. In fact, for the 6.7 million people who purchased health […]

King v. Burwell – What’s all that Ruckus About?

On November 7, when the United States Supreme Court decided that it will hear the King v. Burwell case, the nation collectively gasped at the ramifications this hearing will bring to the reformed health market. [Side note: The Court will hear arguments on March 4, 2015] According to the King v. Burwell case, the Affordable […]

Young, Uninsured Floridians in No Coverage Gap See a New Hope

When Florida indicated it was in agreement with Obamacare on expanding Medicaid for its residents at the beginning of 2013, low income Floridians heaved a sigh of relief. This expansion under the Affordable Care Act was to be their shot at better, affordable health care in a state where high unemployment and poverty rates were […]

How are States Planning to Battle the Potential Supreme Court Verdict Against Obamacare

It was just announced that on March 4, 2015, the United States Supreme Court will hear augments regarding a controversial piece of text in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that could remove the availability of subsidies in states which decided to go with a federally facilitated marketplace. The case is based on a […]

Three Improvements That CMS’ New Rule Can Bring To The Healthcare System

More than 1 million people enrolled through the Obamacare marketplaces in the first half of the second enrollment. This strong surge extends from a functional exchange marketplace and a strong belief in the potency of the law. However, there still are some aspects of the law that are confounding shoppers in their search for the […]

Religious Groups Still Not Happy with Obamacare’s Birth Control Mandate

Religious groups have long challenged the birth control mandate of the Affordable Care Act on the grounds that it requires them to cover all forms of contraception, some of which are contrary to their religious beliefs. There has been some upset in the past, which the Obama Administration handled by allowing religious groups and organizations […]

Three Things Obamacare is Fixing in Our Healthcare System

Let’s admit it – the healthcare system in US has always been pretty. Typically, people with the most need of health insurance are the ones who are uninsured, and the ones with insurance tend to overload the system with unnecessary medical procedures. However, with Obamacare, things are looking brighter than before. The healthcare system is […]