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Why Do the Poor Complain So Little?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 04.08.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Do better-informed poor people demand better government? The evidence is mixed. New research shows widely different results across countries and across services.

Book Review: Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Th rich history of New York City's Bellevue Hospital sets the stage for 12 stories by Dr. Eric Manheimer, who was Bellevue's chief medical officer for almost 15 years.

The Decline of Public Good

Robert Reich | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Meryl Streep's eery reincarnation of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady brings to mind Thatcher's most famous quip, "there is no such thing as 'society.'" The GOP hasn't quoted her yet, but they might as well.

In Praise of Public Hospitals

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Public hospitals have a bad rap. They're viewed by many as hospitals of last resort, and most patients with private insurance do anything to avoid them.

Public Hospitals Fear Huge Loss In State Money

nytimes.com | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The city's public hospital system, the largest in the nation, is facing a fiscal crisis because New York State is threatening to cut its financing for...

Make Sure Health Care Reform Isn't "Bah, Humbug!"

Allen Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Allen Keller

It will be incumbent upon the Senate/House conference who will determine the final bill to ensure the package doesn't contain a lump of coal for states like New York.