Affordable Care Act continues to cause controversy

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Potential problems begin to emerge for the Affordable Care Act There is no shortage of controversy when it comes to the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. The federal law was passed in 2010 and has been the crux of political conflict ever since then, with many politicians claiming that it oversteps the federal government’s boundaries in terms of authority. Earlier this year, the law made its way to the Supreme Court, where Justices debated the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act and its various provisions. Though the Justices showed…

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Gallup poll tracks consumer health insurance satisfaction in the US

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Gallup poll shows consumers are highly satisfied with cost of health insurance Gallup, one of the world’s leading market research firms, has released the results of its latest Health and Healthcare Poll, which was conducted between November 15 and 18 of this year. The poll seeks information concerning the satisfaction that U.S. consumers have with their health insurance providers and has a strong emphasis on cost. The level of satisfaction of most consumers is often determined by how much they pay for health insurance, with the quality of the benefits…

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Tennessee health insurance exchange still undecided

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Governor Haslam mulls fate of Tennessee health insurance exchange Tennessee is among several states in the U.S. that have been weighing options concerning the establishment of a health insurance exchange. Last month, legislative inaction threatened to derail the state’s ability to meet with federal guidelines. This inaction left the matter squarely in the hands of Governor Bill Haslam, whom is not a staunch supporter of the Affordable Care Act, but also not its largest critic. Governor Haslam has announced that the state could build its own health insurance exchange with…

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Mental health experts call for blend of medical and behavioral payments in healthcare reform

Experts in mental health industry are requesting that medical providers such as psychologists take on an important role in health care reform, as they bring about new initiatives for reimbursement that would combine behavioral and medical health payments. Among the primary criticisms that U.S. healthcare has received over the years is that its method of providing health care identifies medical and behavioral services as independent and not as important as physical health services. Furthermore, preventative efforts make up only 5 percent of the total expenditures for healthcare. Along with the…

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