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Health Cost

Health Cost and Assistance Programs

Friday, March 14, 2014

Author: 
Julie Hurlbut
Friday, March 14, 2014

Health care is a hefty expense in the United States, and over the years has contributed greatly to our nation’s debt. According to the article written by John Ydstie, the Congressional Budget Office recently stated that the deficit is about to be one-third the size in 2014 than it was in 2009, which prompted the Great Recession.

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Comparative Effectiveness Research: What is it?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Author: 
Mary Houghton
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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Doesn’t it seem like we are always hearing about how we can lower health care costs? Do you ever wonder if there are any good things that are being done by medical organizations to help us in the battle of rising health costs? Well here is something that I recently learned about; comparative effectiveness research. 

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What Healthcare Plan is Right for You?

Monday, January 13, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Monday, January 13, 2014

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Healthcare plans can be a complicated topic that many college students like to avoid, myself included! But when one breaks down healthcare insurance plans they are much less daunting and it is very important for students to be smart healthcare consumers! When you begin looking at a plan for yourself it is important to recognize the differences, to find the best plan to fit your needs!

So what are the different plans?

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Generic Drugs: A safe, money saving option.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Friday, October 11, 2013

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These days everyone is looking to save some money. One cost that people often overlook is health care costs, even though the average family pays over $400 per month on health insurance. One simple way to reduce medical spending is to look into using generic drugs, rather then using big brand name drugs. 

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Protect yourself and your wallet

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ambro

It is almost that time of year again. As the summer wraps up and the air starts to chill, it is important to keep in mind what is right around the corner, the flu season. While you may feel queasy with just the thought, now is the time to start thinking about getting this year's flu vaccine. Protecting yourself against the virus now, will help lower your health costs in the future. And by health costs, I do not mean just paying to see a doctor if you do catch the flu. The cost of the flu goes beyond just the monetary value. 

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Free Therapy in Nature

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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Health cost is an unavoidable topic for the future of the Health Care industry. Mental health care, especially, is often neglected because of the perceived cost of treatment.

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Employee Wellness Programs

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Author: 
Kelley Simpson
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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Employee Wellness Programs Cutting Healthcare Costs

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Prescription Frenzy

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Author: 
Rebecca Lastra
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The amount of pharmacies we can bring our prescriptions to can seem overwhelming at times; and given the current economy, we always want to make sure we’re getting the best deal. But how can you possiblely visit each pharmacy near your house and check how much each presciption costs? Luckily, this little thing called the “internet” has completely revolutionized our lives over the past couple decades. From hotels,  books, to even electronics, it seems that we can compare prices on just about everything these days.

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Less Bills for Pills

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

Do you pay outrageous amounts of money for your medications?  The FDA just issued guidelines that will allow drug companies to make duplicates of certain medications called biotech drugs.  The result of this will be increased market competition and decreased cost for medications.  Biotech drugs are expensive, injectable medications.  Prior to the recently developed Read more

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Susan G. Komen Defunds, then Refunds Annual Support for Planned Parenthood

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Thursday, February 16, 2012

With the rising costs of healthcare, many Americans turn to community health centers for important services at affordable prices. One of the nation’s leading centers for women’s health is Planned Parenthood, with nearly 800 health centers nationwide. Their outreach efforts help communities receive access to breast health education, breast screenings, and mammogram referrals, among other services. Their services reach disadvantaged women in underserved areas, often at whatever price the women can afford. As a result, the organization relies heavily on financial donations.

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