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The Potential for Dismantling the Affordable Care Act with a Trump Presidency

The Potential for Dismantling the Affordable Care Act with a Trump Presidency Many of you are likely wondering what do the election results mean for health care in the United States? Candidate Trump repeatedly stated he would repeal and replace the ACA on day one of his presidency. Since becoming President Elect Trump, he has declared that his three main priorities are: immigration, health care, and “big league jobs”. Just yesterday, he released his proposed health care plan on his transition website. While thin on details, it reiterates his plans for the elimination of the ACA: A Trump Administration will work with Congress to repeal the ACA and replace it with a solution that includes Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), and returns the historic role in regulating health insurance to the States. The Administration’s … Read entire article »

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New tool for health communicators: the Patient Activation Model

New tool for health communicators: the Patient Activation Model

A growing body of research points to the Patient Activation Model (PAM) as a promising new method to improve health outcomes and lower health care costs. PAM takes a health communication approach to engage patients with the knowledge and confidence to maintain health behaviors. What is the patient activation model? The Patient Activation Model is based on four levels of patient beliefs and knowledge of their health. At Level 1, people identify as passive recipients of care. During Level 2, … Read entire article »

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