Expect Free Hospital Care To Decrease With The New Health Law

September 25th, 2014

affordable-care-actObama’s new health law is going to have an impact on those individuals who rely on free healthcare through hospitals. However, the positive here is that hospitals will be saving a great deal of money.

The Affordable Care Act will lead to $5.7 billion in savings in uncompensated hospital care costs this year, the Obama administration said Wednesday, reducing one of the biggest financial challenges hospitals face.

The states that expanded Medicaid so all low-income residents would have medical coverage will reap about 74% of the savings nationally, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said.

The number of people who have signed up through the state exchanges has grown quite a bit over the past year or so. There used to be a lot of worry around the news that people were not going to sign up. That does not seem to be the case.

Nearly 8 million additional individuals are now enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), compared with the number before open enrollment in the ACA Marketplace began in October 2013. Pennsylvania and New Hampshire recently joined the 25 states and the District of Columbia to expand coverage.

What is the ACA?

One of the primary reasons that hospitals were excited for the ACA is the possibility for reimbursement for services they provide. Services provided for free are referred to as “charity care”. This is something that hospitals in under served areas deal with every day.

The savings from Medicaid expansion occur because hospitals are reimbursed by Medicaid for patients they used to have to treat for free. This uncompensated care includes charity care, which hospitals never expected to be paid for, and bad debt, which is incurred when patients can’t or won’t pay their bills.

Burwell’s announcement was paired with one by Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, about the reductions in health care spending increases that the administration says are attributable to the health law. The three years after the ACA took effect in 2010 had the slowest growth in real per capita national health spending on record, Furman said.

Not all states are all that excited about expanding their Medicaid coverage. Some governors have refused to expand coverage to their citizens, and many times this is due to cost constraints in a tight budget economy.

ut some health care experts, including Charles Kahn, CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals, say the new numbers may not be enough to sway governors opposed to Medicaid expansion.

“I think it shows that the act can work for low-income Americans” who are now “seeking the care they need, which is a good thing for them and a good thing for the hospitals, ” says Kahn.


A Quick Guide On How To Get A Girl To Like You

August 4th, 2014

If you have been sifting through all the information on the web that tries to teach you how to get a  girl to like you, you’re probably overwhelmed like I was.

Have no fear! In the following post I’m going to give you a few tips that should help keep things pretty simple for you. The main rule is don’t over complicate this whole relationship thing. Keep that in mind as you are out meeting people.

Tip #1: Make Them Notice You

You should be aware that girls are not attracted to guys who have no life. Try to set yourself apart by focusing on advancing your own life in whatever way fits you best. Have a hobby? Dedicate yourself to it and show that you have a true passion for something. You can also focus on advancing your career. Women are attracted to men who have a sense of purpose and ambition. This is how you can attract a woman if you’re really serious about it.

Tip #2: Avoid The Friend Zone

One of the most dreaded terms in the English language for guys is “the friend zone“. Just about every guy knows what this is. Unfortunately, it’s pretty easy to fall into the friend zone because it’s comfortable for most people.

One of the best things you can do is be flirty. Friends don’t usually flirt with each other, so if you maintain that type of relationship you are more likely to progress into boyfriend territory for whatever girl you’re hanging out with.

Tip #3: Ask Her Out

This one seems obvious, but a lot of guys are just afraid to ask a girl out. You have nothing to be afraid of. The worst she could say is no. I’ll admit that kind of sucks, but it’s not the worst thing in the world.

The other thing to keep in mind is that it doesn’t have to be a formal date. Ask her over to watch a movie with you. Ask her if she wants to go get ice cream/food/drinks. You don’t have to ask her, “Do you want to go on a date?” That can easily come off creepy if you’re not confident in what you’re saying.

Anyway, hope these tips help!

Getting My MBA Degree

May 24th, 2014

healthcare ceoOver the past few years I’ve been working in the healthcare field on the administrative side of things. It has been a good experience and I want to be able to advnace my career.

With that in mind, I’ve decided that my best option at this point to get my MBA degree. You can go to this link to find more information related to the definition of MBA.

My goal is to complete my degree in three years and begin moving on to bigger and better things. I’ve spoken with a lot of MBA grads and they’ve all had good things to say about their journey through school and their job prospects once they finished.

My main focus will be corporate management with an added focus on healthcare administration. I’ve found a lot of useful information at this site that has helped me learn more about the profession and how to advance my career.

One of the tricky things about an MBA is that they may not help your job prospects unless you get into a good school. This is tough for people who either did not do well in college, or those who do not have much work experience to put on their resume. It can be extrememly competitive getting into a top tier MBA program, so wish me luck as I apply.

The other issue with getting an MBA degree is the fact that it is extremely expensive. It can cost upwards of $100,000 for a degree from a good school, and it can be difficult to pay off this debt if you don’t end up with a good job after school. I’m pretty confident that I’ll find something when I finish due to my personal connections and work experience, but not everyone has these things to fall back on.

Anyway, please feel free to leave a comment if you have any advice for me or if you are thinking about going to get your MBA degree.

Here is an interesting video that I found about getting your MBA or Law degree. Some things to think about.

Dental Protection For Athletes – Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

April 17th, 2014

For most athletes, protecting your teeth isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, in many of the contact or light contact sports it’s important that you at least consider wearing something like a mouth guard.

A mouth guard is mandatory in sports like football, but other sports like soccer and basketball can also be dangerous for your mouth. One wrong move from an opponents elbow can mean a few missing teeth.

A few years ago I was playing a game of basketball and a guy I was playing against came down with a rebound and elbowed me right in the mouth. It knocked out my upper right K9 and caused a terrible amount of pain.

That trip to the dentist was not fun at all. Fortunately I have a great Ann Arbor dentist here in my home town, so it wasn’t too terrible.

Be sure to check with your dentist if you’re thinking about playing sports to see about preventing injury. Mouth guards really aren’t that unpleasant, and some of them have pretty cool designs. Companies have tried much harder to make dental protection more stylish so that athletes don’t feel as strange when they wear protection.

This is the kind of thing you want to avoid when you’re playing sports:

Vertical Jump Training For Ultimate Success

April 8th, 2014

spud webbSince this is a health site, we often talk about topics that pertain to athlete. One example of this is the vertical jump, an integral part of every athletes success. Spud Webb would agree with this!

If you are interested in increasing your vertical jump, you need to make sure that you are using proper training techniques. If you don’t, you run the risk of injuring yourself.

For example, lots of people believe that if they spend more time in the gym they are more likely to have success. This is really only true for people who are genetic freaks. Most normal athletes will end up training to the point that their bodies will actually begin to break down.

With this in mind, it’s important that your body gets adequate rest when you do your vertical jump workout routine. You should only be training a maximum of 4 days per week. You can see great results with either a 3 or 4 day workout split. This allows you to get rest in between each workout and allow your body to repair itself.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you need to train strength and explosiveness. By this we mean that you will need to focus on both weight training and bodyweight exercises. The weight training is what gives you the strength you need to jump higher. The bodyweight training is what will give you the ability to actually use the strength and get your body off the ground.

If you only focus on lifting weights your results will be very limited. The same goes for only focusing on bodyweight exercises. You need to combine them both together for maximum results.

Don’t forget to feed your body the proper nutrients that it needs to repair itself after each workout. You might want to get a whey protein shake to go along with your training. This will help replenish your protein stores and refuel your muscles.

You can also look for a multivitamin that will ensure essential nutrients are in your body. Nutrition is just as important as your workout, so keep that in mind when you’re trying to improve your vertical leap ability.


At a recent NBA workout with the Lakers a guy from UCLA set the record for the highest vertical jump in Lakers history. His name is Zach LaVine and he’s only a freshman in college. His record was 46 inches.

Pretty crazy for someone to have that sort of athletic ability.

Welcome to the ISP Blog!

March 23rd, 2014

Welcome to our new blog! We are glad that you have found time to join us. Please continue to check back as this site will be updated on a regular basis.

This site is extremely new. At the beginning of 2014 we decided it would be a good idea to create a blog to share information with our followers. Adding a blog for your business can really take it to the next level, so that’s what we’re hoping to do with ISP!

Our main focus on this blog will be the healthcare and sports niche. We want to share some of our tips for getting the most out of your personal care and well being, and we will be doing that by sharing useful tips and tricks.

We will also share news and other useful info from sites like CNN and NBC. Many times we will come across a useful piece of news in the healthcare field that we think our readers will enjoy learning about.

Speaking of sports and health, we will leave you with this video of one of the greatest athletes of all time, Michael Jordan. Enjoy!