Real Stories Of Americans Who Will Be Affected By The Proposed Changes To The ACA — And What YOU Can Do To Fight

With the proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 20 million Americans are at risk of losing their health care coverage. A survey, conducted by Brunswick Partners, found that “75 percent of Americans agree that the proposed changes to Medicaid in the AHCA are a bad idea. And that we should not allow 14 million Americans to become uninsured even if there is a potential to reduce Medicaid spending. These results are significant because they find majorities of Americans identifying as conservatives (55 percent), moderates (82 percent) and liberals (90 percent) are opposed to the AHCA’s Medicaid provisions.” Some of the proposed changes to the ACA made by the House include: Over $800 Billion in cuts to Medicaid* Elimination of the Medicaid expansion* Reversal of the pre-existing conditions clause Elimination of many of the essential health benefits (EHB) Cuts to behavioral and mental health coverage Raises in premiums for those over 65 30% surcharge for those who don’t have coverage in order to get coverage Eliminates Federal subsidies and replaces them with tax credits based on age Elimination of many of the workforce diversity provisions Inclusion of high-risk pools Shift to per capita caps and block grants Elimination of women’s healthcare coverage Lifetime caps *These Medicaid cuts and caps are not at all related to the ACA, but are only there to “pay for” for the tax breaks for the wealthy ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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In this study, MHC-1 and PDL-1 score in primary and metastatic tumor cells was evaluated in 43 gastric cancer patients with lymph node metastasis. According to our results, the primary tumor PDL-1 score was correlated with the number of metastatic lymph nodes (r = 0.258; p = 0.024) and primary tumor size (r = 0.341; p = 0.045). A similar correlation was found between the primary tumor PDL-1 score and the metastatic tumor PDL-1 score (r = 0.213; p = 0.015). In our study, MHC-1 was found to be higher in primary tumors than metastatic tumors, although not statistically significant (p = 0.054). The results of our study showed ...
Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research
Authors: McCarthy AJ, O'Reilly SM, Shanley J, Geraghty R, Ryan EJ, Cullen G, Sheahan K Abstract Background: As the malignant potential of sessile serrated lesions/polyps (SSL/Ps) and traditional serrated adenomas (TSAs) has been clearly demonstrated, it is important that serrated polyps are identified and correctly classified histologically. Aim: Our aim was to characterize the clinicopathological features of a series of SSL/Ps &TSAs, to assess the accuracy of the pathological diagnosis, the incidence, and the rate of dysplasia in SSL/Ps &TSAs. Methods: We identified all colorectal serrated polyps b...
Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: MRI in combination with the presented workflow may be used in edentulous cases for guided implant surgery. Further studies are needed to prove the promising accuracy of this alternative approach in clinical trials. PMID: 30883626 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants Source Type: research
Authors: Chen Z, Li J, Wang HL, Yu H Abstract PURPOSE: The aim of this cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) study was to assess bone volume changes in molar sites after modified immediate implant placement with xenografts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was performed between June 2015 and September 2016. Surgical procedures included modified implant site preparation, atraumatic tooth extraction, implant placement, and bone grafting with deproteinized bovine bone mineral. CBCT scans were taken at the day of surgery and 6 months after surgery. Horizontal and vertical bone dimensional changes were e...
Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Patient satisfaction with maxillary IODs on two implants did not change from baseline to 4 years and was high at 4 years of function. PMID: 30883624 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The described tunneling flap approach allows a hermetic soft tissue closure, characterized by a reduction of dehiscence and a secure bone graft healing. The combination of thin autogenous bone blocks and bone particles according to the SBB technique allows an acceleration of transplant revascularization, and thus, of graft regeneration, allowing a shortening of the patient treatment time as well as long-term three-dimensional volumetric bone stability. PMID: 30883623 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants Source Type: research
This study investigated the effect of fracture strength and fracture mode characteristics related to reduced interocclusal space on computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM). ZrO2 fixed partial denture (FPD) frameworks subjected to quasi-static loads. MATERIALS AND METHODS: First, two dental implants (4 × 10 mm) were positioned simulating a three-unit FPD (second premolar and second molar abutments). The implants were distributed into two groups: control group (n = 10), positioned at the same level; and the test group (n = 10), where the interocclusal space corresponding to the second molar was...
Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This study confirmed that implant fracture is an unlikely adverse event. A clear pattern of effective distribution greater than fatigue limit stresses could be noticed when the misfit was present. The dynamic load simulation demonstrated that the crack is more likely to occur when implants are fully supported by marginal bone compared with a bone loss scenario. Within the limitations of this study, it is speculated that marginal bone loss might follow the appearance of an undetected crack. Further research is needed to develop safe clinical protocols with regard to ILFPD. PMID: 30883615 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 March 2019Source: Sensors and Actuators A: PhysicalAuthor(s): Seung-Han Chung, Seung-Ki Lee, Chang-Hyeon Ji, Jae-Hyoung ParkAbstractWe herein present the design, fabrication, and wafer-level packaging of an electromagnetic biaxial scanning micromirror. The vacuum packaging of the micromirror was implemented by anodically bonding the glass cap wafer to both sides of the silicon substrate with the micromirror. The measured quality factor of the vacuum packaged micromirror is 1,923.2 for the horizontal scan, whereas that of the device in the air is 649.6. The maximum optical scan angle of...
Source: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical - Category: Physics Source Type: research
Authors: Nagano M, Ayaki T, Koita N, Kitano T, Nishikori M, Goda N, Minamiguchi S, Ikeda A, Takaori-Kondo A, Takahashi R Abstract Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) and chronic lymphocytic inflammation with pontine perivascular enhancement responsive to steroids (CLIPPERS) can share clinical features and may be indistinguishable, even after brain biopsy. We encountered a case of Epstein-Barr virus-positive (EBV+) PCNSL recurrence in a patient with clinical features of CLIPPERS, and repeat brain biopsy was required to reach the correct diagnosis. Four years after the initial diagnosis and treatment of P...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
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