Healthcare Policy


The Complete Guide to Medicare

Medicare is one of the most important payers in the U.S. health care system. It is health insurance for the elderly and has four parts – A, B, C & D. Traditional Medicare (Part A & B) During the Great Depression, hospitals began noticing that people couldn’t afford the care as treatments were becoming more…

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The Complete Guide to The Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act was the one of the most important pieces of healthcare policy in decades. Despite all the controversy, the law was passed. In the post, we will go over the specifics of the law and its impact on the American healthcare system. Timeline of the Affordable Care Act 2005 The American Medical Association,…

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Timeline of Healthcare Reform in the USA

Healthcare reform has made a long journey since Roosevelt’s failed attempt to provide healthcare for all citizens back in 1912. In this post, we recap the major milestones of healthcare reform in the USA. Timeline of Healthcare Reform in the USA 1912 Theodore Roosevelt campaigned for health care for all but failed to get elected…

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Introduction to the US Healthcare System

ealthcare is a complicated topic. Policies are often difficult to implement and there are many stakeholders to consider. Recently, the U.S. 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 of the Affordable Care Act, we must first understand the…



The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) he Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) was a part of the stimulus package (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) passed in 2009. The act allocated $27 billion for the government to spend on “meaningful use” of Healthcare Information Technology….

Introduction to Pharmaeconomics

Introduction to Pharmacoeconomics

Introduction to Pharmacoeconomics Medications are the most widely used clinical intervention. The U.S. spends more on medications per capita than any other country but hasn’t been able to show better outcomes. History of Major US Drug Policies 1906 – The market is flooded with patent medicines which were sold freely and did not need to…

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