Evan O'Connor

Author's details

Name: Evan O'Connor
Date registered: August 13, 2014
URL: http://www.needymeds.org

Latest posts

  1. National Volunteer Week — April 18, 2018
  2. Autism Awareness Month — April 11, 2018
  3. Laws Proposed to Protect Patients from Artificially High Prescription Costs — April 5, 2018
  4. LGBT Health Awareness Week 2018 — March 28, 2018
  5. Gun Violence is a Public Health Issue — March 6, 2018

Most commented posts

  1. Medication Costs on the Rise — 2 comments
  2. The Importance of Medication Adherence, and How to Ensure Compliance — 2 comments
  3. Introducing $4 Generic Discount Drug Programs — 2 comments
  4. National Men’s Health Week — 2 comments
  5. Introducing GAP: The Generic Assistance Program — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Open Enrollment by the Numbers

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Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act (ACA; aka Obamacare) coverage ended across the United States in mid-December, but the last few states ended their open enrollment period at the end of January. We wrote in November about the state of Open Enrollment, and discussed the impacts of confusion surrounding the healthcare law earlier this year. …

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American Heart Month

February marks American Heart Month in the US.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women, affecting Americans of all backgrounds. In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds and someone dies from heart-disease related causes every minute. During American Heart Month, everyone is encouraged to examine …

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Tips for Managing your Weight

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Last week was National Healthy Weight Week in the United States. So close to the New Year, many are still chasing resolutions they made – often to lose weight. An estimated 80% of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned by the first week of February, so we are offering some tips from our partners at Health …

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Thyroid Awareness Month

January is Thyroid Awareness Month. The thyroid is a small hormone-secreting organ in the neck that helps regulate the body’s metabolic needs. When the thyroid isn’t producing enough hormone the body slows all of its functions, a condition known as hypothyroidism. Alternatively, an overactive thyroid could produce too much hormone sending the body’s systems into …

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Medicaid Work Requirement

Medicaid is the United States’ public health insurance program for people with low incomes and chronic health conditions. Medicaid covers one in five Americans; mostly children, people with disabilities, and the elderly. The Affordable Care Act (ACA; aka Obamacare) expanded Medicaid coverage to include the working poor (those who make 138% of the Federal Poverty …

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