When to Visit the Emergency Room

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Emergency rooms in the United States are incredibly busy. Last year, there were over 130 million emergency room visits. That means, on average, one out of every two American went to the emergency room. One-fifth of those ER visits were patients under the age of 18. As more people use ERs as their first choice in health care, ERs around the country are (more…)

What is the Blended Rate Proposal?

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Obama’s administration in recent years has put into place major changes into Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program. These changes come in the form of further federalization of health care, namely, proposing blended match rates. This new proposal is defined as an interest rate charged on a loan, which is in between a previous rate and the (more…)

Investments in State-Based Advocacy Show Great Returns in Covering Uninsured Children

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                Health insurance for children has become a major concern in the United States. In a time of economic depression, families throughout this country are struggling to provide adequate care for their children. That’s where the Children’s Health Insurance Program or CHIP comes into play. This program, which was created by the United States (more…)