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Health Care Debate

It Ain't the Lawyers: Medical Malpractice Costs Have Been Dropping

David Belk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Belk

Am I unique among doctors in how little I pay for medical malpractice? Not really, but before we discuss what other doctors pay, I'd like to discuss national trends for medical malpractice. Believe it or not, the cost of medical malpractice has been dropping, nationally, for about a decade.

The Health Care Crisis: The Financing Fight Obscures More Fundamental Issues

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

We know two truths about this new health crisis: It is global, and our current pill-for-an-ill medical model is ill-equipped -- is indeed helpless -- to confront it.

Ave Maria Ups Health Care Law Contraception Fight | Posted 12.14.2012 | College

Ave Maria University and about 30 other religious institutions across the nation that have filed lawsuits against the Affordable Health Care Act’s c...

Obamacare Starts Cracking the Whip: Are the Wrong People Paying the Price?

Tom Silva | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Silva

Now that Obamacare is real and functioning, we appear to be seeing a real-life example of the correlation-without-causation problem. How do the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services establish that the reason a patient was admitted was because of a hospital's negligence?

How We Can Truly Improve Health Care

Matthew Heineman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew Heineman

In directing ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare, Susan Froemke and I explore how our system is broken and why it doesn't want to change. But we also highlight pioneering leaders and courageous patients across the country who are implementing solutions.

The Split in Medicine

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

When we stay committed to helping each other and our belief systems are aligned, then we will solve the mechanisms and reunite why we do what we do with what we do to achieve our goals.

A Victory for America

Gregory Rockson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Gregory Rockson

While pundits and talk show hosts will continue to debate about the implications of this ruling, I remember the many ordinary families I encountered during the health fairs who like most Americans work so hard to provide for their families.

False Health Care Debate Drives Narrow Election-Year Dialogue

Michele Swenson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Michele Swenson

Rather than serious consideration of how to provide health care access to all, discussion of U.S. health care reform has frequently been reduced to political calculation, driven by big-money stakeholders.

Letter to Justice Kennedy: The Limitations You Requested

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Before you overturn the PPCA, be very certain that you have a clear and unambiguous reason to do so. Real lives of very vulnerable people depend on it.

10 States With Prohibitive Health Care Costs

Posted 05.29.2012 | Fifty

Health care continue to rise for post 50s. Retired couples will need an estimated $240,000 to cover their medical bills -- 4 percent more than people ...

The Long Game for Health Reform

Harvard Kennedy School Democrats | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Harvard Kennedy School Democrats

Even if the Affordable Care Act falls in whole or in part, it will have still been a success for three key reasons.

Sotomayor Gives No Hints On Health Care Decision

AP | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Sonia Sotomayor is giving no hints on what the Supreme Court is going to do on the question of whether President Barack Obama's ...

Judges Not Debating Own Healthccare, Don't All Americans Deserved Guaranteed Coverage Too?

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

Single payer, Medicare for all. If Medicare is good enough for grandma, and for Scalia and Breyer and Kennedy and Ginsburg, it ought to be good enough for all of us.

The Real Health Care Train Wreck

Ann O'Leary | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Ann O'Leary

Rising health care costs are affecting all of us, and if we don't control them, health care will consume our family budgets, as well as our government budgets with little left for investing in the next generation.

Why My Generation Supports the Health Care Law

Rory O'Sullivan | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Rory O'Sullivan

It's hard to underestimate the benefits of these reforms. Right now, nearly one in three young Americans lacks health coverage, leading to a variety of problems. Faced with high costs, uninsured young adults often avoid needed care, making them less healthy as a result.

A Human-Rights Lens on the Affordable Care Act

Risa E. Kaufman | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Risa E. Kaufman

By extending health care coverage to new, under-served groups, the ACA squarely responds to concerns repeatedly raised by international human rights bodies and experts about racial disparities in U.S. health care policy.

Early Detection: Can You Afford It?

Randi Miller | Posted 01.01.2012 | DC
Randi Miller

Mammograms with ultrasound in this region can cost anywhere from $500 to $6,000. That's a bit much, don't you think?

Affordable, High Quality Health Care: The Cure for Our Economy

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

For the sake of our entire economy, America must act now to contain health care costs while, at the same time, improving the quality of care.

The Real Solution to the Health Care Debate? Connectedness

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

What we eat, the stress in our lives, our exercise habits and our connectedness with other human beings are more decisive than anything the health care system can do.

4 Percent of Us Consume 50 Percent of All Health Care

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Our humanity, if not our common sense, tells us that something is wrong when 4 percent of the world's population consumes half of the world's health care.

Tucson -- And the Next Rampage

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Already there have been bricks thrown through windows, and pictures of nooses. Already the authorities have had to increase security for certain gove...

Sam Stein

Dean: Reforms Will Be Added To Health Care Reform | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MIAMI -- The debate in the House over whether to repeal health care reform has set up a fairly binary discussion with respect to the law. On one side ...

Health Care Law: Correct, Constitutional, and Not Going Anywhere

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

Opponents of health-care reform have rallied around a constitutional objection to the "individual mandate." They argue that Congress has no constitutional authority to mandate coverage. They are wrong.

What Is The Most Significant Spiritual Lesson Of The Decade? (PHOTOS)

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

What was the most important spiritual lesson of the decade? Vote on that lesson you regard as the most significant, knowing there are perhaps many lessons we might have learned from any of the significant news events of the last decade.

Jason Linkins

Health Care Reform Media Coverage Was Terrible, Finds New Study | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Did the rampant coverage of the health care reform debate leave you utterly beside yourself with confusion? Well, you're not alone -- that's exactly how the media covered the matter, because they are terrible.