Archive For The “The Health Beat” Category

Free Market Alternatives To Obamacare

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SOURCE: ACTIVIST POST Why do car insurance companies charge more for teenage boy drivers? Because they pose a higher risk of filing an insurance claim from accidents, mud bogging, speeding tickets, etc. Insurance companies must manage a pool of risk against potential expenses. Riskier participants pay a higher premium. This is not rocket science. Yet…

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Is Snail Cream Good for Your Skin?

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SOURCE: FOX NEWS A new ingredient that’s making its way into high-end skin care products is full of beneficial compounds that moisturize, reduce inflammation and minimize acne scars. But you’ll need to keep an open mind if you want the benefits. Helix aspersa muller glycoconjugates is the technical name for the slimy mucus secreted by…

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Obamacare Increases Premiums by Another 30%!

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SOURCE: CNS NEWS Here’s more bad news for American families paying for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Wall Street Journal recently reported that major health insurers in five states—Idaho, West Virginia, South Carolina, Iowa and Wyoming—will seek increases of 30 percent or more for premiums on 2018 Obamacare plans, according to preliminary rate requests…

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A CVS Lawsuit Brings to Light Drug Pricing

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SOURCE: BUSINESS INSIDER What if paying for a drug with insurance didn’t cost you less, but made the drug more expensive? That’s what a new lawsuit filed against CVS is alleging. The suit claims that the pharmacy agrees with pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs – the middlemen of the industry that manage the list of…

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Wow?! Is There a Link Between Deodorants & Breast Cancer

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SOURCE: FOX NEWS Not that long ago, you might have heard about an alarming concern with deodorant. People warned their friends through email and social media that these necessary antiperspirants cause breast cancer. Actually, some people even stopped using deodorant before this threat, such as Cameron Diaz who hasn’t worn it in years! Before ditching…

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Is The ACA Helping to Fuel the Opioid Overdose Rate?

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SOURCE: CATO Leaders at all levels of government and civil society are alarmed at the continued rise, year after year, in the death rate from opioid overdose. The latest numbers for 2015 report a record 33,000 deaths, the majority of which are now from heroin. Health insurers are not a disinterested party in this matter….

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Do Politicians Lie: Will 22 Million Americans Lose Healthcare if Obamacare is Replaced?

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SOURCE: INTELLECTUAL TAKEOUT Whether the Affordable Care Act is repealed or replaced, one thing is certain: tens of millions of Americans–32 million [3], or 22 million [4], or 24 [5]million [5]–will be kicked off healthcare plans. At least that’s the scenario widely being reported. To be fair, these figures are all based on reports from…

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Docs vs. Internet: For the Hearts & Minds of Patients- Who Wins?!

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SOURCE: MEDPAGE TODAY A leading cardiologist has unleashed a blistering attack on “statin denial,” which he calls “an internet-driven cult with deadly consequences.” In an editorial in Annals of Internal Medicine, Steve Nissen (Cleveland Clinic) expressed grave concerns over statistics showing that only 61% of people given a prescription for a statin were adherent at…

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Cornell Professor: Eating Nuts Will Help You Be Healthier

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SOURCE: BLUE ZONES Why Nuts are a Nutritional Powerhouse  

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RIP Obamacare Repeal

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SOURCE: REASON After a protracted battle with politics, Obamacare repeal died swiftly last night due to a policy complication stemming from an issue related to insurance market design. Although supporters had high hopes for the bill, in reality it may never have had a chance. In its life and in its death, it was a…

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