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Cracking the Code on Surprise Medical Bills Pt 2: NSA Under Threat

Medical debt shouldn't ruin lives, but unfortunately, it's still a big issue in the U.S. Before 2021, one of the nastiest surprises people could face was getting slammed with unexpected medical bills ...

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Breaking Barriers in Health Equity: The Vital Need for Increased Representation in Health Care Professions

The United States has become increasingly more diverse over time, with individuals who identify as persons of color; Black, Latino, and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) making up 43.6% of th...

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Protecting Your Coverage and Care: Cracking Down on Scam Health Insurance Plans

The Biden administration is taking huge strides to protect individuals and families in the U.S. by cracking down on insurance providers and brokers that purport to offer “affordable” coverage opti...

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Navigating America’s Health Care Woes: A Call for True Payment Reform

Let's talk about the current troubles people run into when receiving health care in the U.S. The hassle of making an appointment, switching doctors, getting piles of bills, and managing individual spe...

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National Patient Safety Board: A Step towards Safer, High-Quality Health Care

When you go to the doctor or to the hospital, you expect to feel safe. You expect to be in the best possible place to heal what is ailing you. But if you pull back the privacy curtain, the reality is ...

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One Year into Medicaid Unwinding: Where Do We Go Now?

Of the 19 million Medicaid enrollees who have had their coverage terminated since March of 2023, nearly 70% were due to procedural reasons, rather than ineligibility, and some were caught in the expen...

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The Untold Toll of Medicaid Unwinding

With the end of COVID-19 public health emergency-induced flexibilities, nearly 20 million people have lost Medicaid health insurance coverage. Some of these losses were due to those who were found to ...

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A Father’s Reflection: Aftershock and the Urgency of Black Maternal Health

As a married Black father, the world that my wife and I have built together revolves around the joy and responsibility of raising our two young kids, Olivia Joy, and Caleb. Together, we navigate raisi...

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Oral Health Care’s Equity Conundrum – Essential for All, Out of Reach for Many

Oral health is key to everyone’s overall health and wellness, employment opportunities, economic stability, and social connectedness. But for far too many people, affordable and high-quality dental ...

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Extremists Continue Their Assault on Individual Freedoms and Government Policymaking

On March 26, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether mifepristone, one of the safest drugs on the market, will remain available for all Americans to take when and where they need it, inc...

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