• Trump administration creates insurance plans it says are affordable, medical ethicist says are ‘junk'

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Alex Azar
    A new battle has begun in the ongoing war between the Trump administration and most medical societies on what the definition of health care insurance should be.
    According to HHS, while enrollment data showed stable enrollment for subsidized exchange coverage, the number of people enrolled in the individual market without subsidies dropped 20% in the U.S. in 2017 as premiums increased by 21%. The agency also said many state markets experienced “far more dramatic” enrollment declines, with unsubsidized enrollment dropping by more than 40% in more than 10% of the
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  • Medical nutrition therapy can slow progression of CKD, reduce health care costs

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Although medical nutrition therapy can slow the progression of CKD and significantly reduce health care costs, 90% of non-dialysis users never meet with a dietitian, according to a report that appears in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
    The researchers were led by Holly Kramer, MD, MPH, of Loyola Medicine and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
    According to a press release, Medicare spends $33 billion a year on patients on dialysis and costs for kidney patients not on dialysis are higher than the costs of treating stroke or cancer. The incidence of
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