Rising Drug Prices: Politicians Fight Back

Rising Drug Prices: Politicians Fight Back

Remember the “Pharma Bro?” In August of last year, Martin Shkreli was the CEO of Turing Pharmacauticals. Under his command, Turing Pharmacauticals bought the rights to manufacture the drug Daraprim. In one day, Shkreli raised the drug price from $13.50 to...
Understanding TennCare

Understanding TennCare

TennCare is a complicated system. One can spend hours on TennCare’s website. It is a wild goose chase of flipping through several pages trying to gather the proper information. It is easy to get confused in the process. Writing about Tennessee’s Medicaid...
Medicare: An Overview

Medicare: An Overview

Your 65th birthday is on the horizon. Congratulations! It’s time to sign up for Medicare. Since 1965, Medicare is the United State’s answer to providing low-cost health insurance to Americans age 65 and older as well as Americans with disabilities. A small...
How Will Hillary Clinton Improve the ACA?

How Will Hillary Clinton Improve the ACA?

It is the sixth year of the ACA, and there are many glitches to the landmark law. For example, 20 million have bought health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The uninsured rate has dropped to a historic low under the law. Still this means that 29...
Single Payer Health Systems

Single Payer Health Systems

I reaped the benefits of universal health care in my lifetime. I spent time in France working as an English Teaching Assistant. During my eight month tenure, I was a government employee, and I had access to universal health care. Granted, I did not receive my health...