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    How Health Insurance Actually Works

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Aug 3, 2017 10:10:55 AM

    By Kristina M. Young, MS & Philip J. Kroth, MD, MS
    Authors of Health Care USA, 9th Edition

    Amidst all the rhetoric and bluster of the health care debate, public discourse suggests that many lawmakers and the American public have little understanding of the fundamental principles of how insurance actually works.  Regarding the ACA, calls to end its “individual mandate” because it infringes upon personal rights, suggestions to segregate people with pre-existing conditions into high-risk pools, and proposals to cap life-time health insurance benefits are only three examples of what seem to bespeak an enduring ignorance. In the face of all controversies, health insurance market principles remain grounded in insurers’ management of risk and how insurance works.

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    Topics: ACA, health administration, Individual Mandate, MACRA, National Health, health insurance, Public Administration

    Lots of Focus on the ACA, Meanwhile MACRA Is Here to Stay

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Apr 5, 2017 3:24:30 PM

    While the recent headlines are focused on the potential repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), another health care law is moving forward, unobstructed. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was passed in 2015 with full support from both sides of the congressional aisle.

    MACRA is a separate but complementary law to the ACA, according to Kristina M. Young, MS (SUNY Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions) and Philip J. Kroth, MD, MS (University of New Mexico School of Medicine). Young and Kroth are the authors of the new 9th edition of Sultz & Young’s Health Care USA.

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    Topics: ACA, health administration, Kristina M. Young, MACRA, Philip J. Kroth

    Spring 2017 Webinar Recordings Now Available

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Feb 9, 2017 6:04:01 PM

    If you weren't able to join us for any of these spring webinars featuring authors of our newest titles, check out the recording:

    Nursing Informatics
    Hear from authors Dee McGonigle and Kathleen Mastrian as they discuss the topic of nursing informatics. Learn how their new text Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge, Fourth Edition can help faculty teach this important topic and demonstrate its value as an area of specialization.
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    Topics: ACA, Richard Riegelman, undergraduate public health, Webinar, health disparities, MACRA, mass incarceration, webinars

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