Some politicians and pundits peddle a simplistic version of equality: Just treat everyone identically, and all will be fine. But a veneer of equality that ignores unequal circumstances simply perpetuates inequality.
A Feb. 20 Time magazine article by Steven Brill highlights the very real challenges people have navigating our health system. But as compelling as Brill's stories are, and as persuasive, they ignore much of our publicly available information.
At a time when patients are craving more personalized care and search engines are providing "diagnoses" that are all too often incorrect, this sort of collaboration among physicians is essential to maintaining a first class health care system.
It has been awhile since I have blogged here on HuffPost. Blame it on the "endless" presidential election of 2012 or the seemingly disheartened state ...
The headlines make it seem like bad news. But it's not. It is good news that half the states are refusing to have anything to do with the new health insurance marketplaces being set up under the Affordable Care Act.
Evidence continues to mount that health outcomes in the United States are among the worst in high-income countries, while expenditures on health are far and away the highest!
The realities of health care in America make many of us wish we could make this call/page/text and that God would swoop in and makes things right. An all-powerful God might find lost paperwork, speed up slow health care systems and heal the conditions that led us to the hospita in the first place.
The rejection of the Medicaid expansion would have such powerful negative consequences for New Jersey in so many ways, that this is one surprise that is best avoided.
Time magazine this week is out with a mammoth, 24,000-word story on the state of the U.S. health care system written by Steven Brill. According to the story, Brill spent seven months researching why health care costs so much in America.
Due to the vast nature of the Affordable Care Act and the strong and continuing political feelings it created, the debate has never subsided.
If you were expecting Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott's huge about-face on health care reform's Medicaid expansion to inspire other stalwart Obamacare opp...
If there was ever one thing that would compel Republican state leaders to set aside their political and ideological opposition to President Barack Oba...
Some governors are demonstrating that one-time critics of Obamacare can, and should, be willing to take another look at the impact Medicaid expansion will have on their state's budget -- and their constituents who may fall ill at some time in their lives -- in the face of a health care crisis.
If you watched the SOTU, you might have missed the scheme that Obama unveiled that will ruin the Medicare prescription drug program, destroy pharmaceutical companies' incentive to develop new life-saving medicines and even imperil our country's economic growth. I know I missed it.
The questions we face -- whether to raise the minimum wage, restrict the availability of guns, expand health care coverage, and countless other decisions -- inevitably require us to define what we mean by a decent society.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his vision for a growing American economy driven by a rising, thriving middle class. It's a bold plan that builds on the achievements of his first term to promote opportunity for every American.