We have the opportunity and the time to change the culture of health care and the expectations of patients and providers. We have so many effective prevention interventions that address the major causes of chronic disease and early disability and death.
We need to start at the beginning. Support our children. Educate all children. Rework the justice system. Help those who make small mistakes to atone for them and reintegrate successfully into society, rather than losing them into the system.
The PRIME Act is an example of a responsible step that improves care, reduces health care costs and creates real savings for taxpayers -- without cutting benefits. We urge you to support it.
There is good news for patients. When we engage with the health care system, we no longer have to rely on the public sector. I believe we are seeing the blossoming of an exciting new era, where innovation, just as much as politics, can shape health care.
Without the opportunity to live a healthy life, there is no opportunity to live the American dream or participate fully in our communities.
There are several financial assistance programs that can help Medicare beneficiaries who are having a tough time paying their out-of-pocket health care costs. Here's what's offered, along with the eligibility requirements and how to apply.
This historical amnesia is a dangerous mistake. It poisons our hearts with pessimism. It blinds us to the lessons and solutions we need. Most New Yorkers have no idea how prevalent poverty used to be -- or how their predecessors made it go away.
If we don't create awareness about the benefits of the law, we will stifle opportunities for millions of Latinos who have already been shut out of health care for far too long.
Much of what is commonly being said about the federal budget is either mischaracterization or flatly wrong. When you slice through all the heated rhetoric, the budgetary choices we face may be painful, but they are actually much simpler to make than the debate would suggest.
For many seniors, growing older means facing new kinds of stress--such as fragile health, a tight budget on a fixed income, or the travails of living ...
An 80-year-old successful and active businessman came to see me because of mild memory problems, and was afraid he had early Alzheimer's disease.
You go to a fine restaurant and order a prime steak, or for us heart-healthy cardiologists, a grilled plank salmon. The server brings you a two-day-ol...
Those that use this legislation to scare people about Obamacare actually end up hurting those facing the end of their lives. That is a sick form of politics certainly in need of a cure.
Our country could implode and this crowd would still desert their posts to take their paid vacations -- on our dime. Who else among us hard-working, struggling Americans receives five weeks off with pay these days?
Health policy experts have long contended that one of the key reasons the Medicare program will eventually run out of money is because of the outsized influence lobbyists for health special interests have in Washington.
Readmissions are very profitable for hospitals. Essentially, they get paid twice for the same job.