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Small violations of medical privacy can hurt patients and erode trust

Small violations of medical privacy can hurt patients and erode trust Under the federal law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, it's illegal for health care providers to share patients' treatment information without their permission. … Eggeson contacted the hospital and, without … Read more on 89.3 KPCC ALEC Invites Politicians […]

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After Hurricane Katrina, a Man-Made Disaster in New Orleans Big Charity, as it was often called, also became the primary health care provider for those without insurance: In 2003, 83 percent of its inpatient care and 88 percent of its outpatient care were uncompensated and given to the uninsured. When the … Read more on […]

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Obamacare and red-state reality: First signs of a negotiated truce

Obamacare and red-state reality: First signs of a negotiated truce The problem is not health insurance per se. It is the disappearance of health care providers whose funding mechanisms are drying up. If you have a stroke and are two hours from the nearest treatment center, it matters not whether you have insurance. Read more […]

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With Regulation, Is a Public Option Necessary? – T.R. Reid

With Regulation, Is a Public Option Necessary? – T.R. Reid   Bipartisan Effort Fights Health Law Rule That Could Raise Premiums At issue is a provision of the health care law that expands the definition of a “small employer” to include companies with 51 to 100 employees, subjecting them to stringent insurance regulation starting on […]

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