Tag: Healthcare

Understanding the fight for free healthcare

Among other topics, health care is one of the biggest issues being debated by the candidates of the 2016 presidential election. While many first world countries provide their citizens with free health care, the United States does not. This can cause Americans to pay a significant amount of money on doctor’s appointments, medicine, and emergency… Read More

The app that won the Africa health prize

A young Malian doctor and computer engineer scooped up the Africa health prize. Cheick Oumar Bagayoko’s application Bogou connects doctors in rural areas with medical experts across the world, thus improving diagnosis and knowledge exchange. Doctors working in rural areas are often at a disadvantage, whether due to poor facilities or infrastructure. Bogou gives access… Read More

Turing Pharmaceuticals somehow gets even more unpopular, meet the $1 Daraprim pill

The San Diego-based Imprimis Pharmaceuticals announced on Thursday that they have developed an alternative to the $750 drug Daraprim, and it will only cost about $1 per pill.   Turing Pharmaceuticals started a big controversy in September, after they increased the price of their toxoplasmosis medication Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 per pill. Many were… Read More

Hot Topics in Health: How Coverage of Elective Egg-Freezing is Harming How We View Women and Motherhood

Apple has been in the news a lot lately with the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Now, the tech giant is also making headlines for something other than its latest products: the company has announced that it will be joining Facebook in offering coverage of elective egg-freezing costs for female employees.… Read More

Skydiving Accident in Arizona Leaves Canadian Woman with Hefty Medical Bills

On April 6, Novia Scotia woman Kenzie Markey went skydiving in Arizona. The 32-year-old thill seeker has had more than enough experience skydiving and has completed over 100 successful jumps. During this trip to Arizona, Markey had already made over 20 jumps in less than a week — until her parachute collapsed, which sent her plummeting to… Read More

Georgia Doing Nothing on Medicaid Expansion Cuts Chances for Many

  Despite the 650,000 Georgians who desperately need the Medicaid provisions set forth in the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), the state of Georgia has reported that it will not expand its Medicaid program under the ACA.   (Related: Obama Speaks at Rose Garden After 7 Million Mark Reached For Healthcare Signup)   According to… Read More