When to Visit the Emergency Room

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Emergency rooms in the United States are incredibly busy. Last year, there were over 130 million emergency room visits. That means, on average, one out of every two American went to the emergency room. One-fifth of those ER visits were patients under the age of 18. As more people use ERs as their first choice in health care, ERs around the country are (more…)

When to Visit the Emergency Room

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Emergency rooms in the United States are incredibly busy. Last year, there were over 130 million emergency room visits. That means, on average, one out of every two American went to the emergency room. One-fifth of those ER visits were patients under the age of 18. As more people use ERs as their first choice in health care, ERs around the country are (more…)

When to Visit the Emergency Room

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Emergency rooms in the United States are incredibly busy. Last year, there were over 130 million emergency room visits. That means, on average, one out of every two American went to the emergency room. One-fifth of those ER visits were patients under the age of 18. As more people use ERs as their first choice in health care, ERs around the country are (more…)

Understanding the Vaccination Debate

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Vaccination is the introduction of an antigen, also known as a vaccine, into the body to stimulate the immune system to adapt immunity to a specific pathogen. It is the most reliable way to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Vaccination has been credited with the eradication of smallpox. It has also severely restricted the spread of tetanus, (more…)

Young Adults and Ineffective Mini-Med Plans

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                Health insurance in America today is now more important than ever. This is especially true for young adults, ages 19 to 29. While many are using the government sponsored Medicaid and CHIP programs, these young adults have been forced to use something known as mini-med plans. These plans have been largely criticized for its insufficient (more…)

What is the Blended Rate Proposal?

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Obama’s administration in recent years has put into place major changes into Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program. These changes come in the form of further federalization of health care, namely, proposing blended match rates. This new proposal is defined as an interest rate charged on a loan, which is in between a previous rate and the (more…)