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Helping Physicians to Do the Right Thing

Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, MPH | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, MPH

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 is one of the most impressive changes to our healthcare system since the introduction of Medicare in 1965. But Sarah Palin's "death panel" hysteria forced President Obama to remove a crucial piece of his original proposal, rendering it less effective.

Alexander Howard

Obama Administration Wants To Make It A Lot Easier To Find Doctors Who Take Your Insurance | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

For millions of Americans, choosing health insurance that will cover the care they need at a cost they can afford boils down to one simple question: W...

Alzheimer's Funding Should Be a No-Brainer

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Perhaps more than any other disease, Alzheimer's demonstrates that spending on health would be a way to reduce future costs.

Obamacare: This Will Not Be Painful

Angela Perkey | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business
Angela Perkey

It's less than two months before individuals can begin signing up for health insurance through the marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act.

To Save Medicare, Free It From Its Captors

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The bottom line is that, left to their own devices and without adequate oversight, doctors and hospitals can and do charge more for less.

Big Pharma Is Innovating With Social Media -- Really

Rosina Samadani | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business
Rosina Samadani

When big pharma leverages technology, open data and social media to develop innovative patient-facing apps, it's a win to the fourth power.

10 States Spending The Most On Health Care

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

How much Americans spend on health care can vary widely across the country, and it's those states with wealthier populations that tend to spend the mo...

Yolanda González Gómez

Major Healthcare Provider For Latinos Risks Medicare Funding Due To Negligence | Yolanda González Gómez | Posted 11.12.2011 | Latino Voices

DALLAS -- Parkland Memorial Hospital, which has been cited by federal regulators for continued threats to patient safety, plans to sign a "systems im...

Marcus Welby, M.D. Had it Right: House Calls Save Money and Improve Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

We clearly need more doctors who see the wisdom of going back to the future to deliver care in the setting that makes the most economic and humane sense -- the home.

Can Berwick Save Medicare Before He Gets Axed

Francine Hardaway | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

Dr. Donald Berwick is an optimist. He has 100 percent confidence in the ability of health care reform to achieve success, he feels things are on track right now in CMS. He just wants to go faster, get more done before Congress drives him out.