November 15, 2016
Try a 5,000% Price Increase.
Prescription drug costs are cheaper in many other countries than they are in America. In fact, one study shows that for the 40 most commonly prescribed drugs, prices in America are highest 93% of the time.
The United States, which leaves pricing to market competition, has higher drug prices than other countries where governments directly or indirectly control medicine costs.
One example of highly expensive drug costs has been in the news lately. Martin Shkreli, CEO... Read More
October 25, 2016
Why your Vote Matters
There is a lot of media attention surrounding the upcoming presidential election. The platforms of both candidates – Donald Trump (Republican) and Hillary Clinton (Democrat) – are surrounded by controversy. These two candidates have extremely opposing views and one thing they certainly disagree about is the availability of healthcare.
One major accomplishment of the Obama Administration was the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Popularly known as Obamacare, implementation of... Read More
September 29, 2016
Why We Need to Focus More on Low Income Healthcare
There is no question that the healthcare system is moderately currupt, but it is up to us to educate ourselves in order to fix the problem. One of the most prevalent issues within society is how low income families and individuals are not receiving the proper form of health care that correctly fits there needs and finances. Price does not meet quality in the system, which furthers the misunderstandings and complications that correspond with... Read More
August 5, 2016
Making Contraceptive Use More Affordable and Accessible
Today in America, women have the opportunity to decide if they want to use contraceptive methods or not. A contraceptive method includes options such as the birth control pill, condoms and sterilization.
The most popular form of contraceptive is the birth control pill. Around 67% of women who use contraceptive methods opt for the nonpermanent, hormonal options like the pill, patch or implant.
Birth control is extremely common in teens that... Read More
June 24, 2016
How Harvard Pilgrim Wellness Connection Can Save You Money
Some days the motivation to go to the gym can be hard. You’re too tired, busy, or just don’t feel like going today. What if I told you going to the gym will save you money? Now that’s an incentive!
The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Wellness Connection Program is a great way to save money and get in shape. Those who are eligible must be University System of New Hampshire subscribers with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England. By being... Read More
June 2, 2016
Tips For Saving Money When Choosing Medication
Everyone has had that moment of contemplation when you are standing in the drug isle of your pharmacy wondering if you should purchase the Advil or its generic version.
Brand name products are so much more expensive than the generic options, but are they really worth spending the extra money? According to the FDA, the average cost of a generic drug is 80-85% less than the brand name version.
It is important to understand that generic versions are... Read More
May 23, 2016
How CVS Caremark Can Save You Time and Money on Prescriptions
You go to the doctor and prescribes you a new medication. You drive to the pharmacy, drop off your prescription, wander around the store for twenty waiting for it to be ready, then pick it up and go home. Filling srescriptions take time from your daily schedule and they can be costly.
What if there is a way to save money and time on the prescriptions you need? Well, there is.
There are multiple benefits to being a benefits-eligible... Read More
March 2, 2016
Students, Listen Up: Healthcare Can Seem Like a Daunting Subject
It’s a system of abbreviations, terms, conditions, and fine print that every American is associated with-- whether we understand it or not.
The good news is that we live in an age where gaining information on this subject is as easy as the click of a button.
So lets start hacking away at healthcare, starting with Consumer-Directed Health Plans.
Gone are the days when the first sign of a cough meant a trip to the doctor’s office;... Read More
October 22, 2015
The Flu Vaccine: Fact vs. Fiction
New school year means new people, new germs, and new strains of the flu. Every year, Health Services posts flyers around campus to promote the flu vaccine. Many students will get it because it is free and seems like the right thing to do. While others do not get it because they believe it is harmful, or that they simply do not need it.
The flu is an illness that will never disappear. Students need to know the facts about the flu vaccine, so that they can make... Read More
August 12, 2015
Healthcare Spending is Through The Roof! But How Does it Affect You?
Did you know that in 2012 the United States spent $2.8 trillion dollars on health care? That’s about $8,915 per person! Where does all this money go and how is it spent? Hospital care is the largest expenditure for health care. Their spending includes out of pocket, private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, other public insurance, and other payers. Other services that spend billions of dollars on health care are physician and... Read More