Jul 28, 2014 | Post by: Prateek Agarwal No Comments

The 10 Titles of the ACA

The Ten Titles of the ACA The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010 but only in 2014 did it go into full effect. The ACA is comprised of 10 titles. You can think of each titles as a chapters. They all deal with different health policy issues. Title

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Jul 21, 2014 | Post by: Prateek Agarwal No Comments

Timeline of the Affordable Care Act

Timeline of the Affordable Care Act 2005: American Medical Association , American Hospital Association, the health insurance industry and the pharmaceutical industry began to realize that the current healthcare system wasn’t working. It was a significant drag on the economy. 2006: Mitt Romney passes broad health reform law for all

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Jul 14, 2014 | Post by: Prateek Agarwal No Comments

Healthcare Reform in the USA (Pre-ACA)

Timeline of Healthcare Reform in the USA 1912 – Theodore Roosevelt campaigned for health care for all but failed to get elected (this is after his presidency ended). 1933-1945 – Roosevelt developed the social security law and wanted to include medical coverage in that. It was initially met with resistance

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Jul 07, 2014 | Post by: Prateek Agarwal No Comments

Introduction to the US Healthcare System

Introduction to the US Healthcare System Healthcare is a complicated topic, policies are difficult to implement and there are many stakeholders to consider. Recently, the US saw the passage of the historic Affordable Care Act (ACA) which was the most significant piece of health policy legislation in fifty years. To understand the impact

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Jun 23, 2014 | Post by: Prateek Agarwal No Comments

Venezuela’s Unofficial Currency: Amazon Gift Cards

Venezuela’s Unofficial Currency: Amazon Gift Cards Through a coincidence, I stumbled across a black market that could only exist in the Internet Age (not Silk Road). On a Reddit subreddit, I discovered Venezuelan redditors trading Amazon and Walmart gift cards for US Dollars. This was very surprising given that Amazon

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