In Japan I wandered the pristine halls of Osaka University Hospital, ostensibly charting objective healthcare outcome differences, but really marveling at the anecdotal nuances of difference in ward rounds.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) may have taken a long journey from professional Obamacare antagonist to would-be Medicaid expander but he apparently didn'...
Facing government cuts to one of their cash cows -- private Medicare plans -- health insurance companies have launched a multi-pronged campaign, financed by the customer premiums, to persuade Congress to keep the cuts from going into effect next month.
You'd think that the country that spends the most on health care -- that would be us -- would have the world's best health outcomes. Far from it. Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare describes how health care in America has turned into a business.
To get a sense of how out of whack American health care costs are, we need only look to Canada, a society whose standard of living and culture are very similar to that of the United States.
The Obama administration has proposed a regulation on birth control that treats us like the property of our employer. We need to help them to a more respectful posture.
There's no need to debate whether the rich should be asked to shoulder more of the burden of financing Medicare because they already do. The question of the moment is how much more.
Today marks the beginning of National Consumer Protection Week, which makes this the perfect time to talk about some of the new rights and protections Americans have under the Affordable Care Act.
One of the reasons Americans are still confused about the ACA is the ongoing misrepresentation of the law by members of Congress who voted against it. This obfuscation isn't confined to what the law actually does, but also to what impact it might have on the federal deficit.
Corporate America has begun to realize just how much of an impact the health and wellness of their employees has on the overall costs of running a business.
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!