This is a complicated story, but an important one. It's a story of determination, of progress and of creativity. It's part of the rich history of the larger social justice movement for LGBTQ communities in our country -- one that has not been at the forefront of the conversation.
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The relentless Republican campaign to demonize the Affordable Care Act has put their candidates in a political bind, with no escape hatch. With so many people now benefitting from the ACA, Republicans candidates are forced to propose a replacement plan.
Unfortunately for the border, problems persist, in part, because politicians in Washington and Austin appear more worried about walls and guns and security instead of medicine and care giving.
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Preparing for the next disaster by building back better is a rising refrain today among those of us engaged in disaster response and recovery efforts around the globe. In New Orleans, EXCELth is showing us all how to do that in a thoughtful way.
The panel agreed that the biggest step that must be taken to reduce the rate at which bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics is to change societal behaviors.
I have yet to hear of an industry that hasn't been massively disrupted by technology. Healthcare is no stranger to this disruption. The question is which companies will actually break through the barrier and solve some of the major issues healthcare faces today?
So don't think for a moment that chaplains are simply "supporters." Healthcare chaplaincy is a clinical discipline. Doctors and nurses can heal the body, but healing the spirit takes a very different kind of training.
If your phone is essentially helping you to predict and prevent medical problems, providing a more intimate, personal level of service than your doctor ever could, your need for basic medical services and consultation will likely decrease.
And as much as we prefer not to dwell on the fact that we will all die someday, advance care planning can make a potentially difficult, challenging, and painful process easier for the people we love.
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The delivery of healthcare needs to change significantly. I have briefly outlined some of the changes required to build a culture of continuous improvement. As the Secretary of the VA made clear to the department in July, the VA needs a different strategy to better meet customer needs.
How will this new tool be used? How will it reach those in need? Rapid availability of the vaccine is key and as with all health technologies, access to and delivery of the drug will depend on the capacity of the very health systems that have been decimated by Ebola.