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How to Cover Infertility Expenses with an Infertility HRA

November 18, 2021

Much has been said about declining birthrates throughout the developed world. The CDC has found that the US had its lowest birth rate in over 30 years as of 2018. The effects of this are not just the longer people are waiting to have children, but also fertility issues. And these issues are well known …

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What is Perinatal Mental Health and Why Health Plans Should Care

November 3, 2021

Western medicine gets fair criticism for how it can “miss the forest for the trees” and this is found throughout our healthcare system. We have stomach doctors, liver doctors, pancreas doctors, psychologists, therapists, and more, yet all of it is connected via a large dynamic, and complicated system with multi-directional feedback loops, our body. And …

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Takeaways for Employers from the Commonwealth Fund’s Report Mirror, Mirror 2021 Report

August 24, 2021

The Commonwealth Fund released their periodic comparison report of various national health systems this month entitled “Mirror, Mirror 2021: Reflecting Poorly.” The report is a series of comparisons performed every 4 years, with prior entries in the series below: 2017: International Comparison Reflects Flaws and Opportunities for Better U.S. Health Care 2014: How the U.S. …

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What Does Primary Care Do for Companies and Employees?

July 7, 2021

While it’s easy to say healthcare needs solutions, we start any consulting conversation with a clear outline of where things are at today, and where we are trying to go in the future. Some key facts about American healthcare: Deductibles are higher than the emergency savings of many Americans Wages have been fairly stagnant over …

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4 Statistics About the Employer Health Care Crisis

May 5, 2021

American health care is in a crisis today. By most measures, we are getting a relatively average product even though we spend some of the most money in the world on it. Given that about half of Americans receive their health insurance coverage from the workplace and that costs are doubling every 10 years¹ for …

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Mental Health Support in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

March 11, 2021

The $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and signed into law this week. The bill is enormous and includes funding and provisions for many facets of the U.S. economy. Specifically, this post will cover the key provisions that support …

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Health Care Costs Consumed More than 10 Percent of Median Paychecks in 2018

October 2, 2020

Health care is becoming increasingly expensive for Americans. This isn’t news and recent data backs it up. Health insurance premium contributions and deductibles combined are a good measure of total health care costs for Americans. Recent Findings Suggest American Workers are Spending More on Health Care According to this measure, the Commonwealth Fund of NYU …

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A Med School Student Created a Guide for Diagnosing Conditions on Dark Skin

September 16, 2020

(Image: Cover of “Mind the Gap: A Handbook of Clinical Signs in Black and Brown Skin”)   Medical students should be trained to correctly diagnose the symptoms of common conditions and diseases, then deliver the appropriate care. Sounds straightforward, right? Not for Malone Mukwende, who didn’t find examples of dark skin in his textbooks and …

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