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Prescription Drug Costs on the Public's Mind - Reductions in the Uninsured Not So Much | By Clive Riddle, September 30, 2016

The just released current Kaiser Family Foundation Tracking Poll finds that while the public continues to be deeply divided on the Affordable Care Act, they are fairly united in backing policy changes to rein in prescription drug costs......Click to continue

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  1. A new patient can sign up and input their information including demographics and insurance plan.
  2. Once they are inside the virtual “waiting room”, they can see when the physician pulled up their information and also how long it might take for the physician to begin the consultation.
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"The most enduring and significant impact of the Affordable Care Act may be the most under-reported and under-discussed - the expansion of Medicaid eligibility, which has contributed to a major expansion of health coverage for Americans. 75 million individuals are now covered by Medicaid - nearly one in four Americans, while in 2013 only 59 million were covered, meaning one in 17 citizens have been added to Medicaid programs."

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