Gen. Colin Powell calls for universal health care in the U.S. By Valerie Bauman Puget Sound Business Journal, December 5, 2013 Former Secretary of State and longtime Republican Colin Powell is calling for a universal health care solution in the U.S. “We are a wealthy enough country with the capacity to make sure that every […]
10 Questions: Steven Nissen, MD By Todd Neale MedPage Today, December 5, 2013 What’s the biggest barrier to practicing medicine today? That’s just the first of 10 questions the MedPage Today staff is asking leading clinicians and researchers to get their personal views on their chosen profession. In this series we share their uncensored responses. […]
HSC’s 18th Annual Wall Street Comes to Washington Conference Center for Studying Health System Change, November 21, 2013 From the conference transcript: Paul Ginsburg (President, Center for Studying Health System Change): Let me move on to network innovations. And one thing that came up a little bit in our first session was narrow- or limited-network […]
Nobody Should Get Rich Off Obamacare By Evan Soltas Bloomberg View, December 3, 2013 For an industry that’s supposed to be burdened by the launch of Obamacare, the health-care business is doing pretty well. Stocks of health-care companies are up almost 40 percent this year, the strongest performance of any sector in the S&P 500. […]
Why It’s OK to Pay Bone-Marrow Donors By Sally Satel Bloomberg View, December 1, 2013 Locating a marrow donor is often a needle-in-a-haystack affair. The odds that two random individuals will have the same tissue type are less than 1 in 10,000, and the chances are much lower for blacks. Allowing compensation for donations could […]
Doctors: New Health Care Plans Raise Red Flags By Louise Radnofsky The Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2013 Physicians groups told Obama administration officials Tuesday that they are worried that new insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act offer only limited networks of providers and low reimbursement rates for doctors, and that could make it […]
Health at a Glance 2013 – OECD Indicators OECD, November 21, 2013 Editorial: From expenditure growth to productivity growth in the health sector By Stefano Scarpetta, Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Almost six years since the start of the global financial and economic crisis, economic conditions vary widely across OECD countries, with the […]
Obamacare Debate: Flowers vs. Baker The Real News, October 1, 2013 JESSICA DESVARIEUX, TRNN PRODUCER: With us to discuss the Affordable Care Act are Dean Baker and Dr. Margaret Flowers. Dr. Flowers joins us in-studio. She’s a pediatrician in the Baltimore area and the Maryland chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program cochair, and […]
Too little, too late on “You can keep it” By Trudy Lieberman Columbia Journalism Review, October 31, 2013 I have a question for all the reporters busy asking whether Obama misled Americans with his oft-repeated line that “if you like your health plan, you can keep it”: Where have you been? You should have challenged […]
New Report from the Council of Economic Advisers: The Recent Slowdown in Health Care Cost Growth and the Role of the Affordable Care Act By Jason Furman The White House, November 20, 2013 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed against a backdrop of decades of rapid growth in health care spending, and one of […]
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