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Resources for Those Who Lost Jobs & Health Insurance Due to the Coronavirus

Houston Healthcare Initiative's Podcast

Release Date: 06/09/2020

How Business Can Rescue Our Current Healthcare System  show art How Business Can Rescue Our Current Healthcare System

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Can we rescue the expensive, cumbersome, and increasingly patient un-friendly healthcare system we have here in the U.S? Yes. To hear the details about how to do it, listen to the Houston Healthcare Initiative podcast with Dr. Steven Goldstein. .

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Enhancing Population Health Approaches After Covid - 19 show art Enhancing Population Health Approaches After Covid - 19

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Enhancing Population Health Approaches After Covid - 19. On this edition of the Houston Healthcare Initiative Dr. Steven Goldstein, will discuss the reversals in preventative care the American public experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic and what we can all do to stay healthier, and possibly live longer by re-committing to prevention as part of our collective health regimen. To learn more, please visit www.houstonhealthcareinitiative.org.

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Final Three Biden Administration Healthcare Goals show art Final Three Biden Administration Healthcare Goals

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Final Three Biden Administration Healthcare Goals  

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Ivermectin Off Label Prescriptions for Covid-19 show art Ivermectin Off Label Prescriptions for Covid-19

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The off-label prescription options doctors have always had are still controversial when it comes to the ongoing global Covid 19 pandemic. Off-label prescribing is when a physician gives a drug that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved to treat a condition different than the one you’ve got. This practice is legal and even common. In fact, one in five prescriptions written today are for off-label use.

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How Did This Happen? Weight Gain and Brain Chemistry During the Pandemic Lockdown show art How Did This Happen? Weight Gain and Brain Chemistry During the Pandemic Lockdown

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There were a lot of unintended consequences of the Covid-19 lockdown. Sadly, at a time when Americans should have been focused on their health, as a population we did anything but. During the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown the average American gained two pounds a month. Here's why.

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Healthcare Payment Reform is Critical to Improving Primary Care show art Healthcare Payment Reform is Critical to Improving Primary Care

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Access to primary care is a matter of the number of doctors who choose to pursue primary care as a career. Pay for those roles is lower than it is for most specialists. A lower number of primary care doctors are linked to 85 deaths every day according to a study published by the National Academy of Sciences. How can we manage all this? . To see many cash payment alternatives for healthcare, visit www.houstonhealthcareinitiative.org.  

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UnitedHealthcare ER Benefit Denial show art UnitedHealthcare ER Benefit Denial

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On this edition of the Houston Healthcare Initiative podcast, Dr. Steven Goldstein describes UnitedHealthcare’s try at reducing emergency room claim payments by retroactively ruling that some emergencies were not really emergencies at all. The consequences of this could put patients in jeopardy. Listen to learn how this could affect you. And visit www.houstonhealthcareinitiative to learn about this and much more. 

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How To Hack Your Health Savings Account show art How To Hack Your Health Savings Account

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In this installment of the Houston Healthcare Initiative podcast, respected neurologist and founder of the , Dr. Steven Goldstein, will explain the often-overlooked benefit known as the Health Savings Account. The Health Savings Account or HSA is a type of savings account that is used for medical expenses. Congress established them in 2003 for those with high deductible health insurance. It is a way to pay cash for routine medical care with pretax dollars. Because the HSA requires a high deductible, routine healthcare expenses are not covered by insurance but can be paid for by the HSA....

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How to choose the right doctor show art How to choose the right doctor

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In the market for a new doctor? Wondering why you even need a primary care physician? There are lots of ways and reasons. Listen to the Houston Healthcare Initiative podcast with Dr. Steven Goldstein to get all the best information from an actual, practicing medical doctor. To learn more visit www.houstonhealthcareinitiative.org.

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Covid 19 Pandemic Stress and Overeating show art Covid 19 Pandemic Stress and Overeating

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During the lockdown that was borne of the Covid-19 pandemic, Americans gained weight. How much you may ask? The American Psychological Association’s “Stress in America” poll, conducted in late February 2021 found that 42 percent of people surveyed reported they were heavier than the previous year. Sadly, this is not a new trend, but lockdown and isolation made it much worse. The pandemic and lockdown brought a lot of significant change to our society, our waste lines, and health. To learn more about this and other health related issues, please visit www.houstonhealthcareinitiative.org.

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Because of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic, 25–43 million people could lose their jobs and their health insurance. People who had a serious illness before the outbreak and job loss could be dealt a literally fatal blow. Others who had symptoms and even serious accidents while unemployed and without insurance could suffer more than they would have if their insurance were in place. But there are resources available as described this week on the Houston Healthcare Initiative podcast. To learn more, go to www.houstonhealthcareinitiative.org.