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Disclaimer: The views expressed in these articles are the personal views of Robert Moghim, M.D. and do not necessarily represent and are not intended to represent the views of the company or its employees.

 

How the Travel Ban Could Adversely Affect Health Care
April 12, 2017
How the Travel Ban Could Adversely Affect Health Care

The latest travel ban doesn’t oust these medical professionals from the country, but it does produce a chilling effect on immigration involving prospective doctors and medical students.

Republican Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act Faces Enormous Challenges
March 23, 2017
Republican Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act Faces Enormous Challenges

For years, the Republican party has promised to abolish the Affordable Care Act, and with the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency, the moment appeared to have arrived.

Physician Shortage and Impact on the Physician Staffing Industry
March 22, 2017
Physician Shortage and Impact on the Physician Staffing Industry

The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that there will be a shortage of 14,900 to 35,600 primary care physicians and 37,400 to 60,300 specialty physicians by 2025.

The Forgotten Middle Class in Health Care
February 28, 2017
The Forgotten Middle Class in Health Care

Of the three economic classes in America, the middle class is having the most difficult time paying for health care.

Americans Disheartened by Changes in U.S. Healthcare System
February 22, 2017
Americans Disheartened by Changes in U.S. Healthcare System

ACA, more popularly known as Obamacare, was intended to improve quality of care, expand access and curtail rampant cost increases, but few people feel it has achieved these goals. 

Employers Seek Ways to Control Rising Health Care Costs
January 12, 2017
Employers Seek Ways to Control Rising Health Care Costs

Businesses are vigorously searching for solutions to keep health care costs in check

Major Medicare Primary Care Project Announces Early Success
December 28, 2016
Major Medicare Primary Care Project Announces Early Success

In only its second year, the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative had virtually achieved almost all of its goals...

Why Health Care Organizations Are So Vulnerable to Data Breaches
December 2, 2016
Why Health Care Organizations Are So Vulnerable to Data Breaches

It may be surprising to learn that almost 42.5 percent of all data breaches occur in the health care industry

Crushing Healthcare Costs: Is Capitation or Bundled Payment the Solution to Eliminating Health Care Waste?
November 21, 2016
Crushing Healthcare Costs: Is Capitation or Bundled Payment the Solution to Eliminating Health Care Waste?

A side-by-side comparison of a population-based payment model (capitation) versus a bundled payment system and the best strategy for eliminating the billions of wasted health care dollars

Demand for healthcare providers expect to reach unprecedented levels in 2017
November 8, 2016
Demand for healthcare providers expect to reach unprecedented levels in 2017

Robust growth in the industry as a whole has also bolstered the staffing segment...

Life-threatening Reality of Generic Drug Shortages in the U.S.
October 13, 2016
Life-threatening Reality of Generic Drug Shortages in the U.S.

Is the current U.S. healthcare policy posing a life-threatening risk to patients in need of lifesaving drugs?

Why Physicians Continue to Use Locum Tenens Agencies for Temp and Permanent Jobs
September 29, 2016
Why Physicians Continue to Use Locum Tenens Agencies for Temp and Permanent Jobs

More and more physicians who are seeking temporary or permanent, full-time or part-time, job opportunities are partnering with locum tenens agencies....

Trump Vs Clinton: Projected Costs for New  Health Care Plan
August 25, 2016
Trump Vs Clinton: Projected Costs for New Health Care Plan

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget(CRFB), has analyzed each candidate’s health care plan with some surprising conclusions...

Affordable Care Act Entering Death Spiral
August 19, 2016
Affordable Care Act Entering Death Spiral

It was predicted by many that the Affordable Care Act would create an unsustainable market. That day has finally arrived.  Aetna halts expansions in new states. Follow up to Dr. Moghim's blog article, Physician's Message to Obamacare: We Are Not On Board.  

Marijuana Use: Is it Risky or Beneficial to our Health?
July 29, 2016
Marijuana Use: Is it Risky or Beneficial to our Health?

The ongoing debate about the use of marijuana as a medicinal therapy and recreational drug continues to rage in the halls of power and the public square...

Lethal Epidemic of Fentanyl Abuse
July 7, 2016
Lethal Epidemic of Fentanyl Abuse

Fentanyl, commonly known on the street as “China White” or “China Girl,” is an extremely powerful opioid...

Hillary Clinton Proposes Major Expansion to Medicare
June 27, 2016
Hillary Clinton Proposes Major Expansion to Medicare

Hillary Clinton's startling proposal to increase the scope of Medicare should spark a debate with American voters...

The Implications of UnitedHealth Group’s Exit from Health Care Exchanges
June 16, 2016
The Implications of UnitedHealth Group’s Exit from Health Care Exchanges

After a reported $650 million loss, UnitedHealth Group confirmed it would stop offering health insurance plans through the state-run exchanges, causing larger implications for the industry.

Are Opioids the Right Solution for Chronic Pain?
May 31, 2016
Are Opioids the Right Solution for Chronic Pain?

Dependence upon medicinal opioids, like Oxycodone, Fentanyl and Vicodin, is a national epidemic with an estimated 8.2 million Americans abusing these prescription pills. 

Which Voters Prioritize Healthcare?
May 23, 2016
Which Voters Prioritize Healthcare?

With the majority of voters considering healthcare one of the top voting issues in the upcoming presidential election, healthcare could be a swing issue for key demographics.