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How to Build On the Affordable Care Act

Dr. Stephen Ondra | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Stephen Ondra

I continue to believe in the president's vision of a more equitable, sustainable, accessible health care system. As a company, Health Care Service Corporation will continue to support efforts to expand access to quality health care in the areas we serve.

The Danger in Consolidating Cancer Care

Ted Okon | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Ted Okon

The sad reality is that the 340B drug discount program, which provides a very valuable safety net for helping to ensure that patients receive needed medical treatment, is being unfairly used by some hospitals to acquire physician-owned community cancer clinics.

Joe Robinson: The Social Antidote to Public Health Enemy #1

Joe Robinson | Posted 08.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

The stress epidemic has gone uncontested for too long. We can change that by becoming a nation of first responders, creating a social movement of people who reach out when someone is in need, who talk and listen, not look the other way, who can be Stress Lookouts and Disrupters.

'But I Didn't Know I Was Stressed'

Joe Robinson | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

Stress is always the forgotten health hazard, with no social or political constituency to champion it. Let's make stress prevention a normal, covered service and insure that everyone has the tools to avoid adaptation to self-destruction.

Three-Quarters Of Your Doctor Bills Are Because Of This

Joe Robinson | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

There seems to be a trend here. Illness and stress. Spending wild amounts of money and stress. The culprit behind so many of our health problems is staring us in the face. Want to cut chronic diseases and health bills? Start with stress, the crisis at the heart of the health care crisis.

What Winning Means

Stephen M. Davidson | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Stephen M. Davidson

Now that the 2012 election is behind us, the first big question is whether or not the Republicans, having lost the White House and the Senate, will follow tradition.

A Two-Word Mantra for Adapting to Changing Healthcare Landscape

Anthony E. Munroe | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
Anthony E. Munroe

Those of us in the healthcare profession, whether educators or healthcare professionals, must collaborate and invest to keep up with the changing American landscape. Our ability to provide quality care depends on it.

Mr. Walker Takes TEDMED to Washington

John Weeks | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
John Weeks

There is blunt idealism in Jay Walker's language about re-positioning the social-intellectual-scientific-policy-business venture called TEDMED to the nation's capital. It's shaping up as a contradictory mix of money and mission.

John Celock

Legislators Told To Avoid 'Yugo' Health Care | John Celock | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

TAMPA -- The legislative sessions that will begin in a month's time will likely be dominated by debates over how to implement the kind of exchange sys...

Why It Makes Sense To Keep Avastin Available For Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

The reason I believe Avastin should be available for breast cancer treatment is that it helps a fraction of women, albeit a small one, to live active, enjoyable lives.

Sam Stein

Dems Ramp Up Push For Colleagues To Block Filibuster On Health Care | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Buoyed by news of a temporary replacement for the late Senator Ted Kennedy, Senate Democratic leaders are launching a renewed effort to get all 60 mem...

Private Regulation of Medicine: A Win-Win-win For Doctors, Patients and Public

Ronen Avraham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronen Avraham

Granting doctors who follow such guidelines immunity from malpractice would go a long way toward meeting the nation's goals of minimizing healthcare costs while maximizing patient safety.

Sam Stein

Shocker: Steele Agrees With Obama On Key Health Care Proposal | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his speech Monday morning denouncing the president's efforts to overhaul the health care system as a socialistic experiment run amok, Michael Steel...

Sam Stein

Bernie Sanders Demands Democrats Commit To Stopping Health Care Filibuster | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the Senate's most vocal progressives is demanding that the Democratic Party commit to voting against filibustering health care legislation now ...

Health-Care Activists Targeting Centrist Dems

Washington Post | Ceci Connolly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the high-stakes battle over health care, a growing cadre of liberal activists is aiming its sharpest firepower against Democratic senators who they...

Peaceful Revolution: Affordable Autism Treatment for Children

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Despite autism's far reach, insurance companies still don't provide comprehensive coverage for effective treatments, and parents are paying the price.

Jason Linkins

Cantor Tries, Fails To Offer GOP Health Care Plan On Morning Joe (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eric Cantor recognized that any individual without access to health care is facing "a crisis," he "drew the line" at any sort of government "takeover" of the health care system. So, what did he favor?

W's Parting Gifts to Women

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

It's not new that outgoing Presidents try to change national policy at the last minute through rule changes. But W is set to set a record.

Bush Administration Still Can't Get Health Care Policy Right

Rep. Diana DeGette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Diana DeGette

The Bush Administration's 11th hour attempt to restrict access to reproductive health care is not only abusive, but also threatens everyone's access to other vital health care services.

Why Health Care Never Wins Elections

Peter A. Ubel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter A. Ubel

Despite this country's dire situation, health care doesn't win elections, because health care problems never feel as immediate as other threats.