007 Discussing Healthcare: Litigation, Canadian Healthcare, Obstetrics, and Nurse Practioners (part 2 of 2)

007 Discussing Healthcare: Litigation, Canadian Healthcare, Obstetrics, and Nurse Practioners (part 2 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode we finish the interview with Carol Ann.  She discusses the differences in healthcare between the United States and Canada.  Specifically, she discusses waiting times, paying cash for healthcare outside of the Canadian healthcare system, and Canadian review boards to determine who receives care in certain circumstances.  […]

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006 Discussing Healthcare: Litigation, Canadian Healthcare, Obstetrics, and Nurse Practioners (part 1 of 2)

006 Discussing Healthcare: Litigation, Canadian Healthcare, Obstetrics, and Nurse Practioners (part 1 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe state of Oklahoma has filed suit against the Obama administration.  The claim by Scott Pruitt, Attorney General for Oklahoma, is that those individuals who obtain insurance through the federal government’s health insurance exchange (healthcare.gov) are not eligible to receive subsidies for health insurance premiums. He refers to section […]

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005 Discussing Healthcare: Forced Out of Primary Care (part 2 of 2)

005 Discussing Healthcare: Forced Out of Primary Care (part 2 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere is still mass confusion about the Affordable Care Act and how it applies to each individual. We hear everyday in the news how some people are losing their insurance coverage and some are finding more affordable options. But, how does the Affordable Care Act apply to those on […]

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004 Discussing Healthcare: Forced Out of Primary Care (part 1 of 2)

004 Discussing Healthcare: Forced Out of Primary Care (part 1 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday’s episode includes an email from Derek as a rebuttal to the interviews in episodes 1 and 3 with Darren.  Derek is frustrated with the costs of the uninsured and sees the Affordable Care Act as a cost saving measure for individuals to obtain health insurance.  His point of […]

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003 Discussing Healthcare: Navigating Healthcare.gov

003 Discussing Healthcare: Navigating Healthcare.gov

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode I sit down for a second interview with Darren.  He discusses his experience with the healthcare.gov health insurance marketplace and other avenues of finding health insurance. The interview was done on October 20, 3013, but not much has changed since that time. Healthcare.gov is still experiencing […]

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002 Discussing Healthcare: An Interview with Jeff Baird, MD

002 Discussing Healthcare: An Interview with Jeff Baird, MD

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJeff Baird, MD is board certified in family practice and sits down for an interview to discuss healthcare from a primary care standpoint.  He offers insight into the business of running his own primary care practice and we discuss why it is difficult for primary care doctors to survive […]

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001 Discussing Healthcare: Introduction and an Interview with Darren

001 Discussing Healthcare: Introduction and an Interview with Darren

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWelcome to the first episode of the Discussing Healthcare podcast.  In todays show I will introduce you to Discussing Healthcare.  I am the host, Joshua Lewis, MD.  Currently, I practice Emergency Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona.  Thank you for listening. Darren is the first guest of the show.  He is […]

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What is a single payer healthcare system?

What is a single payer healthcare system?

A single payer healthcare system simply means that there is only one health insurance provider (usually the government) and all citizens healthcare is provided through the single payer.  We have a single payer program in the United States called Medicare.  Many would argue that Medicare has been quite successful and should be expanded to cover […]

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Is the Affordable Care Act….affordable?

Is the Affordable Care Act….affordable?

Although the Affordable Care Act is a very complex piece of legislation that addresses many aspects of health care one of the main objectives was to make healthcare more affordable for everyone.  However, there is great debate on this topic. For many of us our health insurance premiums are on the rise and most plans […]

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Where do I find information on the Affordable Care Act?

Where do I find information on the Affordable Care Act?

  www.healthcare.gov The U.S. government has established a website to provide information about the Affordable Care Act.    There is information for individuals and businesses alike.  Many FAQs are answered on this site. You can also access the Health Insurance Marketplace from this site.  The Marketplace is a centralized database where you can compare health […]

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