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Posts Tagged "Affordable Care Act"

A Voters Guide to the Health Care Policy of the Obama Administration

By Khadija Gurnah on Nov 5, 2012| 0 comments

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the signature healthcare policy from the Obama      administration, yet it seems that much of the voting public is still unsure of what the plan actually entails. A large part of the problem is that the ACA addresses issues as diverse as funding for health information technology to controlling prescription costs. Fundamentally, the way that the ACA will impact voters most are in the provisions designed to contain healthcare costs for national and household budgets. Healthcare spending in the U.S. stands at 17.9% of GDP.  The rate of spending has increased over the decades, driven by rising prescription drug costs, a rise of chronic diseases and administrative costs that are higher than most western nations due to the...

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Recent Immigrants Still Falling Through the Cracks in Obtaining Affordable Care

By S.M. Zeeshan Qadar on Sep 26, 2012| 0 comments

One might contend that the US health care system is like patchwork, with various components stitched together. In reality, the US health care system is more akin to a spider web, with strings being pulled by various stakeholders and interests groups. According to Grumbach, the U.S. health care system is not a system per se, but rather a free market where health care is a commodity regulated by market forces. There are no fixed regulations on pricing and everything revolves around demand and supply. These market forces are key to understanding why the U.S has the highest quality health care available and spends the most on health care, yet according to the World Health Organization still ranks very poorly amongst developed nations in access to care. Research...

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White House Minority Health Summit: Policy Q&A

By Khizer Husain on Jul 14, 2012| 1 comment

I had the pleasure of representing AMHP at the White House’s first Minority Health Summit.  Secretary Kathleen Sebelius offered remarks which gave context to comments by a panel which included members of Latino and black media, famed restaurateur B Smith, and health policy analysts.   AMHP the government’s policy team the following questions submitted to us by our members:   1).What will be the fate of free clinics?  Does the Administration see any funds and non-financial resources coming to free clinics in the short run? The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Free Clinics Federal Tort Claims Act Program (FTCA) extends medical malpractice liability coverage under the FTCA to individuals who meet Program and statutory requirements...

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AMHP Lauds Supreme Court Decision

By Khizer Husain on Jun 28, 2012| 2 comments

AMERICAN MUSLIM HEALTH PROFESSIONALS LAUDS SUPREME COURT DECISION A Major Step Forward in Expanding Coverage and Affordability       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Khizer Husain (202) 276-6080 | khusain@amhp.us                                                                                    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2012) – American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) applauds the decision issued this morning by the United States Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act. “The court’s decision means millions of uninsured Americans will soon realize the health care security so many of us enjoy – that’s a huge step forward,” said AMHP President Khizer Husain....

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