During this election season, with health care one of the serious issues, the mainstream media are missing in action. As they posture coverage of contentious issues, they deliver disinformation and non-information at such a superficial level as to be useless.
Injections to the knee joint used to be scary, and almost always involved cortisone. No more. Here is what has changed.
There's a lot to absorb in the proposed rule for implementing "MACRA"--the sprawling, bipartisan law passed in 2015 aimed at moving Medicare physician payment from rewarding volume to rewarding value.
They now make it clear that they didn't even try to estimate the costs of Sanders' (or our) single-payer proposals. Instead, they made up their own reform proposal and costed that out.
Real full employment would be better than a hundred government programs for working people. Many of them, and especially white men, are angry because ...
I got sent home from school with my first migraine at age 9, fairly sure my head was about to explode. The neurologist gave me an MRI, the eye doct...
I look forward to continuing positive results as we address the problem together, in a way that ensures that the comfort, security and reassurance of a home health aide's daily care is available for all of our loved ones, if and when they need it.
Whether attributed to Nelson Mandela, George Schultz or simply an old adage, the quote "Where you stand depends on where you sit" has powerful meaning when it comes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the affordability of health care.
The Urban Institute and the Tax Policy Center today released analyses of the costs of Sen. Bernie Sanders' domestic policy proposals, including single-payer national health insurance. They claim that Sanders' proposals would raise the federal deficit by $18 trillion over the next decade.
We can thank Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign for putting single-payer national health insurance (NHI) on the front burner of today's national political discussion. This is long overdue and especially timely as the two parties debate alternatives for future U. S. health care.
Pediatric healthcare systems in both the United States and Canada are facing unique challenges in serving children and maintaining centres of excellence.
As a physician, I take very seriously my oath first to do no harm. This is true of most doctors. However, as the disconnect and gap between policy and practice widens, caregivers are increasingly embattled.
As celebrated as MACRA was at the time for ending the widely unpopular method of setting fees, the law's true impact will be felt in the long term. It introduced a new payment structure aimed at rewarding physicians for high quality, good patient outcomes and efficiency, rather than volume of services.
Cherkin is offering a key ingredient. Restructuring priorities from the presently reductionist biomedical approach to pain is the stock that will provide a necessary base for the hearty soup of real health care reform.
As residents around the country engage in conversations about the future of our country, we hope that everyone discusses the health impact of decisions, and how improving the health of our neighborhoods will allow for a just, safe, and equitable future.
Embattled North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory recently missed his chair and got paddled by the floor. He blamed it on the chair. By now, it almost seems standard procedure. McCrory makes a mistake and then he directs the blame elsewhere. Pat blames a patsy.