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Health Care Economy

Obamacare Just Saved The U.S. Economy From Contraction

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, April 30 (Reuters) - As the U.S. economy teetered on the brink of contraction in the first quarter, one ...

The Eyes of Millions of Children Are on Washington this Week

Ray Chambers | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Ray Chambers

A debate has emerged around where developing countries should invest their resources, including the funding they receive from entities like the World Bank. Should they invest in "infrastructure," or in more "human development" -- such as health, nutrition, and education?

It's the Health Care, Stupid: As Our Health Goes, So Does Our Economic Recovery

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

Debating how best to stimulate the economy has been anointed as the de facto topic of importance heading into our upcoming election, but let's not forget that the health of Wall Street and Main Street is inextricably linked to the health of our citizens.

"Choosing Wisely": Physicians Step to the Front in Health Care Reform

Donald M. Berwick, MD | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics
Donald M. Berwick, MD

Blunt, unfeeling cuts in health care benefits, coverage, or payments are one way to bring health care costs under control, but they are not the right way. Far better is to identify the many ways in which health care wastes money doing things that do not help patients and, too often, hurt them.

Health Care: A Casualty of Class Warfare

John Geyman | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

As the recession rolls on without signs of relief on the horizon, a growing army of millions of Americans is finding it impossible to gain access to necessary health care that is affordable.

The New Health Care Economy: Can Supply Meet Demand?

Randy Proto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Proto

The new health care economy immediately requires more medical professionals and health care support workers. Without these, there is a real chance that the influx of new patients will overwhelm the system and bring it to its knees.