How Can a Private Practice Healthcare Clinic Help Achieve Health Equity?

How Can a Private Practice Healthcare Clinic Help Achieve Health Equity?

Health equity means that patients’ social, economic, or cultural demographics do not determine their ability to access quality healthcare. While public clinics have made strides toward improving the accessibility of care, many private healthcare practices have overlooked simple ways to do their part in addressing this critical problem. What is health equity? The American Public...

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3 Things to Remember About the Health Insurance Coverage Gap

3 Things to Remember About the Health Insurance Coverage Gap

So, what happens to those people in the 19 states who make too much money to be eligible for Medicaid, but who make too little money to be eligible for a subsidy?  They fall into the dreaded “coverage gap” – and people in this group generally aren’t subject to the IRS penalties for their failure to purchase insurance.  (Although this doesn’t address the greater problem: they don’t have...

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How Health Insurance Companies Discriminate Against Women

How Health Insurance Companies Discriminate Against Women

Living in pain is horrific. Statistically, women are four times more likely to suffer from chronic pain than men.  Making an awful situation worse – many of these conditions are neglected or poorly understood, causing many women to suffer intractable pain for years before they find relief.  With insurance often denying coverage for these conditions, years of pain can also be financially...

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