Having accurate and timely utilization, cost and outcomes data would allow the physician community to expand the use of new health care delivery and payment models that so many policymakers and thought leaders say are needed.
While we had some of the world's best doctors and hospitals, they were in many cases off-limits to millions of Americans, many of whom were uninsured because of preexisting conditions that made them "uninsurable" in the eyes of private insurance companies.
Because naturopathic physicians are not currently eligible to participate in Medicare, most seniors are unable to obtain care from a naturopathic physician despite the interest and desire.
Republicans are shouting for war. Unlike our forefathers, they are not fighting for democracy and equal rights, but rather for a plutocracy.
If it were up to Tom Cotton, Medicare would be doubly dead. All his sweet words are not going to provide a single medication, a single doctor's visit, a single surgical procedure or a single night in a nursing home for our nation's senior citizens.
The Ryan/Republican budget puts the 2014 midterm election in perspective. Americans will choose between a new congress that caters to the 1 percent or one that protects the 99 percent. We will choose between plutocracy or democracy.
I chatted with Dr. Sweet about her work, her take on the Affordable Care Act, and her advice to those who seek self-discovery.
Instead of voters picking politicians, why are politicians deciding on who has the right to vote? Instead of Congress governing, why is Congress obstructing its governance?
Looks like you will finally be able to see how much your doctor is making from Medicare. White House CTO, Todd Park, made the announcement via the White House Blog this week.
Fostering a culture of fear and ignorance is not the way to run a political party, or country, if it would ever come to that.
Rejecting dozens of heroic characters, from Captain America to Underdog, Republicans last week chose instead a villain for their figurehead.
The questions we might be able to ask and answer with the release of the Medicare data are numerous, and significant.
More than 40 years after he published his seminal work A Theory of Justice, the debate continues about the logic and desirability of subscribing to his worldview. We need debate no longer: we should all be Rawlsians now.
Squelching political corruption was the purpose of the campaign spending finance laws that the right-wing justices gutted. The spending limits shrank billionaires' ability buy politicians.
The options and choices available to Medicare beneficiaries today can be overwhelming. In addition to original Medicare (Part A and B) that has been around for 49 years, you also have the option of enrolling in a Part D prescription drug plan and a supplemental (Medigap) policy.
Sullivan is especially dismayed that so many Republican governors have refused to expand the Medicaid program to bring more low-incomes individuals and families into coverage, as the Affordable Care Act makes possible.