Now that Obamacare is real and functioning, we appear to be seeing a real-life example of the correlation-without-causation problem. How do the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services establish that the reason a patient was admitted was because of a hospital's negligence?
Though detailed evidence of Romney's health care scam is in plain sight, the workaday press, focused as it is on the presidential "horse race," has largely given Romney a free pass on what it would actually mean.
Talking about wars and warriors, did you know that last year alone cancer killed more American citizens than all the U.S.A. soldier casualties in all the wars this country ever participated in?
How our nation treats its children reflects our societal values. Children can't vote. They depend on us -- parents, grandparents, pediatricians, teachers, and other child health advocates and professionals, to do right by them.
There is no greater opportunity than here in America. Let's invest in America. Let's create jobs. Now is the time to vote Democrat. Now is the time to vote for Romney.
The American public talks about health care like it's a controversial issue. We weigh the pros and cons, we take sides, we argue. The truth is, everyone is better off when everyone is healthy.
The more we cut public health services, the more we require Americans to cover the high-costs of medical care, the less likely they'll be to make decent health choices when they're sick and money is tight. And there's nothing liberating about that.
As a family doctor, I've been on the front lines of the health care debate for many years. I've witnessed the skyrocketing costs of health care and ho...
he U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare, brings to mind Apollo 13 astronau...
It's critical that you debunk the egregiously misleading and untruthful messaging the Romney campaign keeps putting out. But don't be too aggressive. If you come out swinging too hard, the pundits will call you rude and disrespectful. You need to nail him without hammering him.
How will this health law affect the options we have and our experience when buying insurance and seeking care? Upon close examination, sadly the "benefits" of the law don't seem all that beneficial, and the costs become undeniable.
A cardinal rule of problem-solving is to accurately define the problem before a solution is applied. Ostensibly, the Obamacare and Romney proposals both miss the point, as they will be cost-prohibitive if implemented.
Putting private insurers into the ring with traditional Medicare, it is presumed, will change the trajectory of overall health care costs, and solve our cost crisis. Unfortunately, the answer is not so simple.
The Waiting Room is a punch to the gut, an unblinking gaze at the real lives of people cast off and left out of the medical system in the U.S. Shot in cinema verité style, the film takes place entirely in the emergency room at Oakland's Highland Hospital.
Regardless of where you are in the economic spectrum, decisions made by elected officials regarding access to health care will affect you. You have the power to influence these policy decisions by who you select in November.