Last year, we published an article comparing medicine and healthcare in colonial America to the healthcare system of today in honor of July 4th.  It’s probably a no-brainer that medicine in the 21st century looks completely different from what it did at the dawn of the American Revolution. Today, we have effective treatments, standards in… Continue Reading ›

You want the best for your senior friends and family members. And that means loving attention and thorough care. Unfortunately, elder abuse is a common concern in long-term care settings and among family members.  Knowing about elder abuse — its signs, symptoms and solutions — could help you protect the people you love.  Here’s what… Continue Reading ›

We rely on digital technology for just about everything these days, from work to school to booking vacations. It seems natural, then, that technology wants to revolutionize how we get healthcare, too. Known as telehealth or telemedicine, digital healthcare communication makes it easy to chat with your doctor, even when you can’t get to the… Continue Reading ›

As Stress Awareness Month, April is a great time to explore new methods for alleviating worry and tension. Perhaps you think you’ve already tried all of the stress-relievers out there, to no avail.  Think again. Along with exercise and mediation, sometimes you need an out-of-the-box idea to ease your mind and relax your body. Try… Continue Reading ›

Over 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, shattering previous records and plunging the economy into deeper chaos. And while the country battles a novel virus, millions of people now face the prospect of illness without any healthcare coverage What should you do if you’re among the millions of jobless Americans and you’ve… Continue Reading ›

The healthcare industry is a labyrinth. Attempting to navigate the system, what to do about rising costs and how to buy health insurance — to name a few things — can feel like wading through a muddy river full of snakes. (Yikes.) We won’t pretend that we understand all the ins and outs of the… Continue Reading ›

On March 6, the comment period ended for a proposed rule to revise the way association health plans (AHPs) are regulated by the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor. The proposed changes include allowing AHPs to offer plans across state lines, to loosen the criteria for what constitutes an association, and to… Continue Reading ›

In May 2018, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its report on federal subsidies for health insurance coverage for people under the age of 65. The report included predictions related to subsidies provided by the government that help offset the cost of health insurance coverage. Projected Health Insurance Coverage According to the numbers compiled by… Continue Reading ›

A White House proposal aimed to offer alternatives to Obamacare has prompted a group of insurance leaders to issue a warning about potential consequences. The proposed rule, which would allow individuals to obtain limited, short-term health insurance policies for up to 12 months, is the latest effort by the Trump administration to undermine the Affordable… Continue Reading ›

As the 2018 United States midterm elections approach, polling company Gallup released new results suggesting that healthcare tops the issues of concern to voters. Although the poll, released on March 26, was taken over seven months before the elections and much may change in the interim, it is part of a long-term trend. Per Gallup,… Continue Reading ›