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What One Critic Gets Wrong About The Sanders Health Care Plan

David Himmelstein | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
David Himmelstein

Kenneth Thorpe, an Emory University professor who served in the Clinton administration, claims Sanders's single-payer plan would break the bank. But his analysis rests on several incorrect, and occasionally outlandish, assumptions.

4 Ways The State Of The Union Got Stronger Under Obama

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, and this speech won’t be like the ones he has given pr...

Beyond the ACO: Building a Better Health Care Reimbursement Model

Dr. Stephen Ondra | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Stephen Ondra

Our aim is to improve the value of care the health system provides. As an industry, we should not be so wed to any one particular model that we fail to see how they must evolve to achieve higher quality, better patient experience and lower costs.

Coming of the Light: The 2015 Integrator Top 10 for Policy and Action in Integrative Health and Medicine

John Weeks | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

The Integrator Blog News & Reports annually marks the winter solstice with a Top 10 list in integrative health and medicine. The focus is on positiv...

What's Driving Variation in New York's Hospital Spending and Prices?

James R. Knickman | Posted 12.16.2015 | New York
James R. Knickman

We need better information about both the costs and the quality of care delivered to understand whether more spending is associated with better care, or if that spending is wasteful and avoidable.

Fewer Americans Struggle To Pay Medical Bills

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the fourth straight year fewer Americans are struggling to pay medical bills, according to a major government survey released ...

The ROI of a Good Night's Sleep

Nancy H. Rothstein | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Nancy H. Rothstein

Research confirms that employee sleep is a critical asset that impacts employee productivity, performance, health, safety and the bottom line of your company. Far from being a time waster, sleep makes everyone more productive, healthier and safer.

National Health Care Spending Is Up For A Really Obvious Reason

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress designed the Affordable Care Act to spend a lot of money to give more people health ins...

Can the Sharing Economy Solve the Financial Overload of the Aging Growth Problem?

Carol Marak | Posted 11.29.2015 | Fifty
Carol Marak

Growing old is costly. Take, for instance, the expense of health insurance and the costs of long-term care, housing, and chronic disease treatments. ...

The Hidden Costs of Hunger We All Pay For

Asma Lateef | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Asma Lateef

Hunger and food insecurity in the United States cost us all a great deal more than we may realize. Maybe you think I'm talking about school lunches and other food-assistance programs, but those aren't the real costs.

One Critical Expense Most Financial Plans Don't Address

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 11.18.2015 | Fifty
PaladinRegistry.com

With people living so long these days, why haven't financial planners been more focused on how to help clients who are planning for retirement specifically plan for longevity? The more sobering side of longevity, that is.

Old Drugs, New Prices: Why Drug Prices Spike and What Patients Can Do About It

Joshua Liao | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
Joshua Liao

The public outcry and political scrutiny over the pricing policies of drug companies Valeant and Turing has amplified the national debate over high specialty drug costs.

Is It Junk Food And Soda That Are Making Us Fat?

Ayda Ersoy | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayda Ersoy

The solution is to educate ourselves and give real attention to what we are eating. Knowledge of nutrition can save you time, and money, and certainly your health.

Blow_hot_and_cold Brings Individuals and Political Views Together

Brad Hobbs | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts
Brad Hobbs

Do Something Good, is an incubation collective based out of New York City focusing on interactive experiences for the public. Their blow_hot_and_col...

Yoga And Meditation Shown To Drastically Reduce Hospital Visits

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.28.2015 | Science

Yoga and meditation can be great ways to relax and quiet the mind, and a growing body of research has shown that these mindfulness practices may even...

Seeing Health Care Prices More Clearly

Dr. Stephen Ondra | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Stephen Ondra

Health care is not a commodity -- it is our lives. Giving consumers the full picture of quality and price information gives them "value transparency" and ultimately makes the health care industry more effective and efficient at serving patients. As Warren Buffett put it, "Price is what you pay, value is what you get." We believe that our members deserve the highest value care possible.

How Clinton Wants To Turn Obamacare Into Hillarycare 2.0

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics

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Huge Premium Increase Likely For Millions With Medicare

Diane Archer | Posted 09.16.2015 | Fifty
Diane Archer

Every year but two for the last 40 years, people have seen a cost-of-living increase in their Social Security checks, an inflation adjustment. But, they will see no increase at all in their Social Security benefit in 2016.

Accountable Health Care Incentives: The "Spoonful of Sugar" Approach Must Ensure "the Medicine Goes Down"

Christian Moritz | Posted 09.05.2015 | Business
Christian Moritz

There could be a problem with current incentives and funding for support structures for accountable care organizations (ACO). This "spoonful of sugar"...

Fewer Americans Go Without Medical Care Due To Cost, Survey Says

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 15 years have passed since this small a share of Americans didn't get medical care they needed because of the cost, a new fede...

7 Ways To Avoid 7 Common Chronic Diseases

Carol Marak | Posted 08.26.2015 | Fifty
Carol Marak

In the next few decades, people worldwide can expect to live longer. And if you make it to 65, data implies that you my live another 20 years. That's the good news. Those living another two decades will likely live with at least one chronic condition. But some health factors can help lessen that concern.

Americans Don't Like Pharma And Think They're Getting Ripped Off

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans use prescription drugs and they know these medicines help people, but they still don't care much for pharmaceutical companies ...

Why Hospital Prices Are So Out Of Control

Diane Archer | Posted 07.10.2015 | Fifty
Diane Archer

Hospital prices are rising way faster than inflation, particularly among the for-profit hospitals. The 50 hospitals with the highest markups have list prices for their services that are easily 10 times more than what Medicare pays.

A Hidden Solution to America's Health-Care Crisis

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

We all need to accept and build a future where prevention becomes a dominant force. Waiting to get sick before going to the doctor makes no economic sense.

Insurers' High-Deductible Plans Leave Growing Numbers of Americans Without Needed Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Some critics of high deductible plans have characterized them as "blunt instruments" because they typically are not adjusted to take an individual's or family's income into consideration. Someone making $50,000 a year has to pay the same amount out of his or her own pocket, before insurance kicks in, as someone making $250,000.