Healthcare Policy

For-Profit vs. Non-Profit Healthcare

In healthcare, there are two general types of healthcare institutions: For-Profit and Non-Profit. Read on to learn the difference between the two. For-Profit Like many other corporations, for-profit healthcare facilities are backed by investors. In most cases, the goal of the investor is to make a profit off of healthcare services provided to patients in… Continue reading For-Profit vs. Non-Profit Healthcare

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Healthcare Policy

Obamacare: 5 Things You Need to Know

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare is one of the most discussed topics of healthcare policy. Not sure what the law does? Below are 5 key provisions of the law. #1: The Individual Mandate-┬áThe individual mandate is one of the most controversial parts of the Affordable Care Act. It requires… Continue reading Obamacare: 5 Things You Need to Know

Healthcare Policy

Medicare vs. Medicaid

There's a lot of talk going on about health insurance, much of it about Medicare and Medicaid- two of the biggest insurance programs in the United States. So what are they? And what's the difference? Read on to find out. So what is Medicare? Medicare is a federal program for senior citizens (ages 65+) and… Continue reading Medicare vs. Medicaid

Healthcare Policy

Health Insurance 101:

Health insurance is complicated. Very, very complicated. Not sure how it works? Read on to find out! Key Terms: Premium: The amount you pay every month to your insurance company for basic coverage. Deductible: The amount you must pay out of pocket before your insurance coverage kicks in Co-pay: A fixed dollar amount you pay… Continue reading Health Insurance 101: