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Disappointed patients in Ghana

A recent study published in PloS One reveals that the quality of healthcare by Ghanaian providers is perceived a lot better by healthcare staff as compared to their clients. For example, health workers believe they are a ...

Oct 23, 2015
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Bigger bite for health law penalty on uninsured

The math is harsh: The federal penalty for having no health insurance is set to jump to $695, and the Obama administration is being urged to highlight that cold fact to help drive its new pitch for health law sign-ups.

Oct 19, 2015
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Kentucky election puts Medicaid expansion in crosshairs

Kentucky, one of the only Southern states to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, could become the first state to repeal that expansion depending on the outcome of a closely contested governor's ...

Oct 16, 2015
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Is Obama's health overhaul losing steam?

The health care law's historic gains in coverage may be leveling off: The Obama administration announced Thursday it expects only a slight overall increase in enrollment next year.

Oct 15, 2015
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Providers must understand legal limits of telemedicine

(HealthDay)—In order to minimize risk when practicing telemedicine, providers should ensure they hold the proper medical licenses, have medical liability insurance coverage, and communicate with patients regarding the potential ...

Oct 03, 2015
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Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. Insurance is defined as the equitable transfer of the risk of a loss, from one entity to another, in exchange for a premium, and can be thought of as a guaranteed small loss to prevent a large, possibly devastating loss. An insurer is a company selling the insurance; an insured or policyholder is the person or entity buying the insurance. The insurance rate is a factor used to determine the amount to be charged for a certain amount of insurance coverage, called the premium. Risk management, the practice of appraising and controlling risk, has evolved as a discrete field of study and practice.

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