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Even Before Free College, Three Reasons Why 2015 Will be the Year of Higher Education Reform

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 03.11.2015 | Education
Julian L. Alssid

Real change needs more. Systemic change needs forces beyond individuals, individual programs, beyond even enlightened leaders. It needs the ground to shift. It needs larger planets to align.

The Power of the Voice Is Amplified When the Message Is of Gratitude

Brian Boyle | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

After several attempts to get me to saw a few syllables, one lucky day it just happened out of nowhere. My respiratory therapist attached a speaking valve, and I tried to sound out a few words and all of a sudden I began talking.

Jeffrey Young

Hospitals Readying For Big Obamacare Push

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.23.2013 | Business

Millions of Americans walk through the doors of a hospital for medical care every year. Starting this fall, many of them will walk back out with somet...

Personhood: Causality of Modern Medicine

John Geyman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
John Geyman

The present state of health care in this country to an increasing extent involves strangers caring for strangers, with patients' narratives and life stories no longer a key element guiding decisions about their own health care.

Hospitals Accuse U.S. Government Of Denying Hundreds Of Millions In Payments

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - A coalition of hospitals sued the U.S. government on Thursday, claiming that private auditors hired to crack down on imp...

Getting Your Appendix Removed? Expect Sticker Shock

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO -- What do hospitals charge to remove an appendix? The startling answer is that it could be the same as the price of a refrigerator – or...

The Useless Supercommittee

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

One of the reasons why Congress has been largely unable to make the American health care system more efficient and equitable is because of the stranglehold lobbyists for special interests have on the institution.

Waiving Away Affordability of Health Care

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

The urgency and stakes for real reform just notch up with each passing month and year.

Amanda Terkel

The Ghosts Of Health Care Deals Past

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The deals that the White House cut with major industries during the health care debate are threatening to come back to haunt the adminis...

Impact of Disparities on Access and Quality of Cancer Care

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

Disparities within the U. S. health care system result in serious impacts on access to care for patients with cancer at all stages. The American Cancer Society launched a national effort in 2007 calling for system reform.

Hijacked: Stolen Health Care Reform V

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

This is the last of my five posts on the PPACA wherein I will analyze whether the legislation delivers enough to be worth the $1 trillion investment over the next 10 years and whether it will really work.

Hijacked: Stolen Health Care Reform IV: Will the Quality of Care Improve?

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

In our last three posts, we examined how the PPACA stacks up against the goals of reform for cost containment, affordability and access to care. Here we consider what its likely impact will be on the quality of care.

Hijacked: Stolen Health Reform III: How Much Will Access to Care Be Expanded?

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is being touted by its proponents as moving the country to near-universal coverage and a great step ahead in U.S. health care. But what does this really mean?

Hijacked, Stolen Health Care Reform: Why Health Care Costs Will Not Be Contained

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Act of 2010, our new health care legislation, in March was hailed by its supporters as an historic event. But four months later, it remains controversial.

No Health Care Bill is Better Than a Bad Bill

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

Pelosi's health care bill (HR 3962) will not fundamentally reform U.S. health care. This bill is not good enough to pass. We need Medicare for All.

A Death Every 12 Minutes: The Price of Not Having Medicare for All

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

In 2002, that more than 18,000 Americans between the ages of 19 and 64 were dying each year as a result of being uninsured. The new number is two and a half times that figure.

Ignored by All Media: Major Health Care Provider Organizations Testify in Support of House Bill

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It might do the media well to devote more than one segment to the reality that the major health care providers and established patient organizations support the President's health care reform.

Republicans Defending Medicare: Duplicity Beyond Belief

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

Republicans have fought against Medicare from the very beginning. But in their strategy to kill health care reform, they are all of a sudden sounding like defenders of Medicare against the evils of big government.

The Corporate "Alliance" For Health Care Reform: V - Organized Medicine

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

Organized medicine has become so fragmented that no one group speaks for the profession. In fact, some groups have endorsed major health care reform.

The Corporate "Alliance" For Health Care Reform: III. The Hospital Industry

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

Likely rewards to the hospital industry from health care reform? If events continue in direction they are now, hospitals will thrive, with more insured people and generous accommodations from government.

Like Wall Street, Current Health Care Policy Privatizes Profit And Socializes Risk

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michele Swenson

The excesses of the health insurance industry resemble those of Wall Street and the subprime housing market, typified by privatized profits for insurers and socialized risk for taxpayers and consumers.