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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

    "Delivering Health Care in America" Authors Celebrate 20 Years with New 7th Edition Coming in October

    Posted by Sophie Teague on May 23, 2017 3:29:20 PM

    By Leiyu Shi, DrPH, MBA, MPA, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    & Douglas A. Singh, PhD, MBA, Indiana University at South Bend, School of Business and Economics
    Authors, Delivering Health Care in America, 7th Edition (Available Oct. 13, 2017)

     

    With this Seventh Edition, we celebrate 20 years of serving instructors, students, policymakers, and others, both at home and overseas, with up-to-date information on a dynamic United States health care delivery system. Much has changed and much will continue to change in the future as the nation will grapple with critical issues of access, cost, and quality. Indeed, much of the developing and developed world will also be contending with similar issues.

    People in the United States, in particular, had just gotten a taste of a far-reaching health care reform with President Barack Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act (ACA), nicknamed Obamacare. The law produced mixed results that are documented in this new edition.

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    Topics: New Edition, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Author, health administration, National Health, Public health management, Delivering Health Care in America, Public Administration, shi & singh

    2014 Best Jobs in the US

    Posted by Tory Jones on Apr 2, 2014 1:17:02 PM

    US News & World Report just released their list of the Best Jobs of 2014, and 40 of the top 100 picks are health care jobs. Among other criteria, US News selected and ranked these jobs based on the number of expected openings, advancement opportunities, career fulfillment and salary expectations.

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    Topics: allied health, Health, registered nurse, respiratory therapist, health administration, health professionals, Health Professions, Health Science, nurse practitioner, Pharmacy, physical therapy, Medication, Health care, National Health, Personal Health, Pharmaceutical sciences, Physical Therapist Assistant, Respiratory Care, allied health professional, Careers, Health Care Industry, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Physician, Speech-Language Pathologist

    Just Published: Introduction to Human Disease: Pathophysiology for Health Professionals, Sixth Edition

    Posted by Tory Jones on Mar 27, 2014 9:35:15 AM

    The all-new Sixth Edition of the best-selling Introduction to Human Disease: Pathophysiology for Health Professionals is here.

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    Topics: allied health, Epidemiology, Health, New Edition, Global health, health administration, health professionals, Health Professions, Health Science, New Text, Medication, new edition, Disease, Mental Illness, National Health, Treatment, Diagnosis, Diseases, Human Diseases

    Happy National Public Health Week!

    Posted by Cassie Peterson on Mar 25, 2013 1:08:03 PM

    The 18th annual National Public Health Week is quickly approaching, and is celebrated April 1-7. This year's theme is "Public Health Is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money." Uniting around this year’s theme, Americans and their communities are encouraged to take preventive measures to help improve their lives. Little steps can lead to big changes.

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    Topics: public health education, Mary-Jane Schneider, National Public Health Week, National Health, Schneider, Introduction to Public Health

    New Releases in CourseSmart: Health Science & Health Administration

    Posted by admin on Aug 4, 2011 9:12:54 AM

    New CourseSmart Releases in Health Science:

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    Topics: New Edition, administration, health administration, Health Science, nutrition, Public Health, Law, new edition, finance, Human Sexuality, National Health, Personal Health, Sports, USA, athletic training, Finance, Healthy living, Policies, sports

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