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How We Can Save Over 4 Million Children

(432) Comments | Posted October 7, 2010 | 7:19 PM

Childhood vaccines are one of the great triumphs of modern medicine. Indeed, parents whose children are vaccinated no longer have to worry about their child's death or disability from whooping cough, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, or a host of other infections. Vaccines are the most cost-effective health care interventions there are....

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The HIV/AIDS Fight Needs Cooperation, Not Division

(62) Comments | Posted July 21, 2010 | 4:12 PM

A poster juxtaposes the faces of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the caption asking "Who is better for AIDS?" And, a sticker worn by a man standing nearby has a deli number distributor, its caption saying "Obama's AIDS plan. Take a Number, Wait to Die."

These...

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More Reform is Cheaper: The Paradox of Health Care Reform

(12) Comments | Posted October 21, 2008 | 3:27 PM

The American health care system is filled with paradoxes. The United States is #1 in the world for per person health care expenditures, and yet is not #1 -- and often near the bottom of developed countries -- for almost all major health outcomes. In the case of heart disease,...

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The Financial Crisis and Health Care

(36) Comments | Posted October 13, 2008 | 2:54 PM

The financial markets are gyrating. The world economy is teetering. The U.S. government is making a $700 billion or more bailout to avert a worldwide disaster. No surprise, health care has become a side show. Or has it? Not only does this upheaval actually make health-care reform more pressing, it...

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Sustainable Health Care Reform

(50) Comments | Posted July 24, 2008 | 1:48 PM

When it comes to health care reform, the question is no longer whether, but what: What kind of reform is needed?

The current health care system is dysfunctional. The financing part -- how we pay for health care -- is inequitable, inefficient, and fiscally unsustainable. For instance, the McKinsey Global...

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