The Price to Life

By Megan Stamm* Thanks to people like Martin Shkreli and Heather Bresch, prescriptions drug prices have dominated American news. Most notably, Martin Shkreli was responsible for raising the price of Daraprim, an HIV/AIDs medication, from $13 per pill to $750 per pill.[1] This left thousands of Americans unable to purchase lifesaving medication.[2]  This is a […]

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Trump’s “Brilliant” Plan for Healthcare Reform

By Megan Stamm* One of President Trump’s promises during the 2016 election was repealing Obamacare.[1] President Trump never hid his opposition to the universal healthcare system. Trump stated, “Obamacare is a disaster. You know it. We all know it.”[2] President Trump and many republicans have issues with the Affordable Care Act.[3] Some of these issues […]

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Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act

By Megan Stamm* Overview On October 14, 2016, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the final version of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).[1] The new version implemented changes that addressed issues physicians had concerning Medicare.[2] These regulations will encourage physicians to accept more patients using Medicare by issuing incentive plans. […]

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