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3 Things States Can Do to Pay for Their ACA Exchanges

When federal “venture capital” runs out, how will states keep exchanges going? Right now, many states are still focused on improving the consumer experience of their health insurance exchanges. But…
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Marketing a State Insurance Exchange: Q&A With the Agency Behind Access Health CT

Before the Affordable Care Act, Connecticut had 337,000 uninsured residents. Reaching those people has involved broadcast advertising in English and Spanish, major and culturally-niche newspapers, billboards, and posters in convenience…
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Wearable Gadgets Keep You Healthy and Safe

There are certain objects in our day-to-day lives that we hate despite their necessity, practicality, and occasionally life saving ability. Take bike helmets for example. They overheat your head in…
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Insights on the ACA: The Value of Analytics

Note: ACA Watch is an ongoing, bi-weekly series with aggregated stories and insights on the latest developments regarding the Affordable Care Act. Look out for it every other Thursday. The…
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Can the Internet Prevent Cancer?

Older adults who use the Internet are more likely to participate in screening for colorectal cancer, be active, eat healthily, and smoke less, compared to their unplugged friends. So says…
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Preventive Care From Outer Space

Tensions between the West and the U.S.S.R. ran astronomically high during the early 1980s. The British-American tag team duo of Prime Minister Thatcher and President Regan had begun to ramp…
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7 More Tips: Make The Most Secure Medical App

As we noted yesterday, the app store can be tough to navigate when you’re in the market for health or fitness support. Those apps often require personal medical information, and…
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Patients Surf The Net

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Students Develop EHR for the Homeless, Free Clinic Goes Digital

On a recent Wednesday evening, a man complaining of knee pain showed up at the Baltimore Rescue Mission’s medical clinic, which provides free care to the city’s homeless. His case…