In both the education and health care contexts, among the more common objections to adjusting performance measures is the idea that doing so represents "setting different expectations" for institutions (schools/hospitals) based on the people they serve.
Veterans are an example that patriotism isn't something you say or feel, it's something you do. What happened on the Hill last week and what will happen there in the coming weeks can turn out to be a very good thing, if we seize the moment.
Implementing Medicaid expansion quickly, effectively, and responsibly will not only improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of struggling North Carolinians through greater access to coordinated health care, but it will save the state and taxpayers billions of dollars.
In the fight to figure out how to reduce incidences of cancer, we must not lose sight of people's humanity and their contributions to the world. We must not let cancer steal our headlines.
As children and youth continue to age out of the foster care system, it's becoming increasingly important for public agencies to be forward-thinking and adopt new technologies that help foster youth make a smoother transition to adulthood.
For many Latina immigrants the only option for healthcare services is through women's health clinics. The closing of these clinics by state-level anti-choice policies leave our Latina sisters without options.
Betty's doctor was not able to help her because he hadn't gotten all the information. Not knowing about her sexual orientation and significant life relationship meant missing the whole diagnosis and giving her inadequate treatment.
The increase of Type 2 diabetes in youth should be received as nothing less than a public health crisis. Thankfully, there are numerous levers that can be pulled to reverse this trend.
I hope that one day a veteran can walk into any VA hospital or health care facility and be given options for any affliction that they're facing without being put on a waiting list. The government needs to help veterans get access to health care that they deserve.
I may have to work a little harder to fill my lungs with air, but the effort makes me appreciate every breath I take.
This issue, I confess, sits in a very prominent fold in my mind. I debate myself about it constantly. On the one hand, I'm thrilled by the fact that O...
The bottom-line: America's small business community continues to play on an unfair and unequal field when contrasted with their corporate counterparts.
Now, this incredible result has a few caveats that make it a bit unusual and may not repeat with quite this good a deal in future years for our family -- but it still reflects how much more affordable Obamacare has made health insurance for most families.
As the sputtering economy casts more and more women into near poverty, they can't get the health care they need.
This post starts with a question because the answer could determine how you might vote in Congress (or for Congress) on the proposition that the curre...
How can otherwise uninsurable voters proudly support candidates opposing universal healthcare? Are such voters simply unintelligent? Even more puzzling, how can voters receiving food stamps or other governmental assistance proudly claim to be "anti-government"?