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Health Care Economics

It's the Health Care, Stupid: As Our Health Goes, So Does Our Economic Recovery

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

Debating how best to stimulate the economy has been anointed as the de facto topic of importance heading into our upcoming election, but let's not forget that the health of Wall Street and Main Street is inextricably linked to the health of our citizens.

Caregivers Provide $450 Billion In Annual Unpaid Labor: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

Family caregivers performed about $450 billion worth of unpaid labor in the U.S. in 2009, a new study from the AARP has found, according to NPR. Th...

Rational Rationing vs. Irrational Rationing: The Struggle for the Legacy of Ruben Betancourt

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Are there circumstances in which patient autonomy, as expressed through surrogates, should be overruled in the name of resource allocation and/or sound medical practice?