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Public Health Care

Help People Follow the Doctor's Orders: Insurers Must Expand Coverage of Prevention

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

For too long, our system has been set up to focus on "sick care," instead of helping us all stay healthier in the first place. This needs to change and, thankfully, it has begun to.

Advancing the Public Health System by Defining the Foundational Capabilities of Public Health

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

With adequate, stable funding that ensures basic foundational capabilities, the nation's chief health strategists can take advantage of several evolving opportunities to turn the nation's sick care system into a true health care system.

Getting Meds to Sick Kids at the End of the Supply Chain

Joel Lamstein | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Joel Lamstein

For community case management to be truly effective, countries and partners must invest in supply chains so that they can forecast, finance, procure, and deliver life-saving medicines to community health workers.

Yes, They Can: How Emerging Economies Are Building Universal Health Coverage

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 12.19.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

While the debate rages in rich nations, successful developing countries like Brazil, Chile, China, India and Indonesia have figured out a way forward, and are moving ahead. Here is what they are doing.

Why We Need to Humanize the Public Health System

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

Public health progress is forestalled by a monumental fiction: there is no "public." There's just you, and me, and everyone else.

Why Public Health Care is Better than Private Health Care

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While I will almost always advocate for a market based economic approach to allocating resources, health care is not an area where the profit motive should dominate decision making.

The Secret History Of Mammography

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

Mammography is one of the most oversold and understudied technologies in medical history. To continue to assert that mammography will save lives flies in the face of huge numbers of studies on the topic.

Dick Armey - Master Scaremonger

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

What's sad is that these scaremongering tactics are so effective. They make it easy to forget that we rank #37 in world health.

Rep. Giffords Bucks Fellow "Blue Dogs," Supports Public Health Care Option

FIreDogLake | slinkerwink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gabrielle Giffords, a Blue Dog Democrat, wrote an editorial in the Arizona Daily Star, about the need for health care reform that includes a strong pu...

Americans Back Public Health Care, New Polls Reaffirm

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two new polls show that Americans support health care reform, but they're concerned about costs. Quinnipiac found that 69 percent of voters nationwid...

Self-Preservation: The Real Reason the GOP Opposes Health Care Reform

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

Public health care isn't just the right thing to do from a moral standpoint. For the Democrats, it also makes the most sense politically.

AMA Support Can Secure The Public Option

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

It's time for AMA physicians to take back the compassion and honor that led them into their profession and support the public alternative.

Ryan Grim

Pelosi: Health Care Reform Can't Pass Without Public Option | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the Huffington Post Thursday that a health care overhaul that did not include a public option wouldn't make it through...

Ryan Grim

Nelson Again Open To Public Health Care Option | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) said that he is open to a public health insurance option as long as it doesn't undermine existing private insuran...

Conservatives Step Up Ad Campaign Against Obama Health Plan

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A conservative group that's been running ominous ads warning that President Barack Obama will institute government-run health care ...

Evan Bayh "Agnostic" On Public Health Care

ThinkProgress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Fox News Sunday this morning, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) trashed the idea of including a new public health insurance plan as part of health care reform...