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Senator Coburn's Obamacare Moment: What It Tells Us

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

The decision made by Senator Coburn was a difficult one. He took the last option and decided to pay cash to continue his care with his former oncologist. And even more courageously, he made his story and decision public.

6 Tips to Simplify Your Choices of Insurance on a Health Care Exchange

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Everyone is questioning what type of insurance should they pick. And they not only are confused, they also have become angry and distressed. Some even get sick thinking about how to prevent sickness. Is this logical?

'Experimenting With New Positions Took on a Whole New Meaning'

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 12.22.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

When my pain was more severe than usual one morning, I discovered I'd been sleeping on a Kentucky Fried chicken wing my daughter had loving attempted to feed me the evening before

Identifying Disconcerting Gaps in LGBT Research and Health Care

Loren A. Olson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Loren A. Olson, M.D.

Much of the research that has been done on the LGBT community has been done on young lesbians and gay men, ignoring the hidden mature community.

Weekly Pulse: New Anti-Choice Bill Suggests More #DearJohn Letters Needed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Health advocate Eesha Pandit and blogger Sady Doyle join GRITtv host Laura Flanders for a discussion...

Protecting Health Care Consumers

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Health care ombuds programs, like the one our group has employed in New York, are crucial in leveling the playing field between insurance companies, hospitals and the individual consumer.

The New Cigna: Not Your Father's Health Plan

Francine Hardaway | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francine Hardaway

The health plans are beginning to figure out how they will survive and thrive under the new rules, and the way forward is, according to one managed care exec, to change how providers are paid.

Health Care Reformers Should View Grand Junction As Model: LA Times

The Los Angeles Times | Nicholas Riccardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Reporting from Grand Junction, Colo. - At first glance, this city of 45,000 looks like so many others, a spiral of ranch homes, shopping centers and c...

The Untouchables Are Killing Health Care Reform

Robert J. S. Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. S. Ross

While many elderly people and their doctors would like to fix aspects of Medicare, there is no uproar to get rid of it -- it largely works. So why aren't we looking to this pretty good system as a model?

Michelle Obama Calls On You To Serve

Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The Obama administration has made community service a cornerstone of its agenda and this week they have taken their commitment one step further by lau...

Innovations in Phase IV Clinical Trials for Change in Health Care

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Chacko

For dying patients with no therapy that is working, compassionate use programs exist to provide drugs in phase II or III clinical trials when the patient was ineligible to participate in the trial.