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Why the Market Will Not Reduce Health Care Costs

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake

Looking at how the incentives in our health care market are currently set up, there is little reason to hope the "market" will magically come up with innovations to reduce our national health care spending. It is no surprise given l...

Credence Goods: The Unique Economics of Health Care

Business & Finance / Economics : Naked Capitalism

Why health care will never work as a market good – there are extreme information asymmetries between the providers and the patients. That means, among other things, we need to recognize the inability of patients to know if they are ...

House conservatives want fresh health care repeal vote

US Politics / Liberal : SFGate: Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-line conservatives are trying to force a fresh House vote this fall on erasing much of President Barack Obama's health care law without an immediate replacement. [...] it could give conservatives a chance to c...

US stock indexes edge higher in early trading; oil slides

Politics / US Politics : Washington Watch

U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Friday, recouping some of the ground they lost after the market's biggest single-day drop in nearly three months. Technology and health care stocks … Click to Continue »

"Emotion, not Information" - the Lucrative Deceptive Marketing of Hospice, and its Potentially Fatal Consequences

Industries / Medical : Health Care Renewal

One of the real recent advances in health care, in my humble opinion, was the organization of compassionate, palliative care for people at the end of life. During my training and early career I saw too many patients with terminal il...


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