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Bureaucrats think a doctor is a doctor. They’re wrong.

I am a foreign born, foreign trained doctor, serving many patients from an ethnic minority, whose native language I never mastered. So, perhaps I am in a position to reflect a little on the modern notion that health care is a standardized service, which can be equally well provided by anyone, from anywhere, with any […]

Sanders: I’ll decide whether to run for president by March

Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, speaks with Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., before the start of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing on ‘The State of VA Health Care’ on May 15, 2014. Sanders said he will decide whether to run for president by March 2014. Show More Summary

Right-Wing Media's Catastrophic ACA Predictions Still Haven't Materialized

Conservative media issued catastrophic predictions and myths about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014, despite ample evidence that the health care law is working. Media Matters looks back at six claims about Obamacare that didn't pan out for the right-wing media this year. Show More Summary

Is Universal Health Care Too Radical for Americans?

23 hours agoNews : Truthdig

While the country’s views have progressed in terms of gay rights and race, universal health care isn’t something Americans can get used to; a company in Japan offers people weddings to themselves; meanwhile, a confession by Darren Wilson’s prosecutor may be cause to re-open the case. Show More Summary

Note from PEPP Course

I took the Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals course in April. This quote struck with me then and continues to resonate with me. When discussing Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) “If we live with our family and people that love us we do better.” Captain Joe Gemza, Stevens Point Fire Department and PEPP […]

Jeb Bush Quits Health Care Company That Supported Obamacare

Jeb Bush resigned from the board of directors of a health care company that supported the passage of the Affordable Care Act in what some see as an early effort to manage his public image for a possible future presidential run. The Los...Show More Summary

Most Popular Takeaway Posts Of 2014

We care about health at Lifehacker, but we also have a slightly unhealthy obsession with fast food. These are the 10 most popular takeaway posts from Lifehacker in 2014. More »      

Health Insurance workers. We’ve Got Your Back!

It’s just a matter of time until Humana, Aetna, Anthem, CIGNA, UnitedHealthcare—all the private health insurers—will no longer exist as health insurance companies. People will organize to demand universal care in vast numbers changing what is politically possible.  Our nation will move forward, like the rest of the industrialized world, to a publicly funded system [...]

Jeb Bush Has an Obamacare Problem

From Politico: Jeb Bush is stepping down from the board of a health care company that has reportedly profited from Obamacare, a move that comes as the Republican explores a run for the presidency. According to various media reports, Tenet backed President Barack Obama’s health reform act and has seen its revenues rise from it. Show More Summary

Your Money: Affordable Care Act’s Tax Effects Now Loom for Filers

Issues that will be handled through the federal tax system include health insurance exemptions, penalties, and repayment of excess subsidies.

Q. and A.: How Affordable Care Act Rules Affect Your Taxes

Questions and answers about how to file a return this year, the first time taxpayers have to report their health care status to the I.R.S.

The Texas Tribune: For Members of Health Ministries in Texas, Caring Means Sharing the Bills

2 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

Some Christians pool their resources to participate in an alternative to federally mandated insurance coverage, though there are limits, including some based on their beliefs.

7 Mental Health Resolutions for 2015

3 days agoHealth : Healthland

Here's how to take care of your mind this new year

Competition helped innovate computers: Can it do the same for health care?

My lifetime has spanned many of the important developments in the Age of Computers. Back in 1969 when I entered college, I was a frequent visitor to the Kiewit Computing Center, the lair of a GE-635 computer that filled several rooms. Students had access to the computer via noisy teletypes and a multiuser operating system known as […]

The New Health Care: People Are Shopping for Health Insurance, Surprisingly

3 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

The high rate of shopping may be a good sign for the future of the exchanges, where price competition is the primary mechanism for keeping premiums low.

Children's high risk clinic reduces serious illness by 55 percent

High-risk children with chronic illness who received comprehensive care at a special clinic staffed by physicians and nurse practitioners from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, had a dramatic reduction in serious illnesses, documents a new study. These benefits are the greatest identified to date for medical homes for patients in any age group.

Christmas in Sierra Leone: a Long-Overdue Ebola Care Unit for Local Health Workers

Eight months into the outbreak, a dedicated Ebola treatment facility for Sierra Leonean health workers who contract the virus still does not exist. There is a dedicated center for foreign healthcare workers, but Sierra Leonean health...Show More Summary

7 Ways To Stay Fit & Happy For The Holidays

I’m on your side, I want to stay healthy and strong through this and every holiday season, but it can be so tough. Not only do we have party after party, but the massive institution of capitalism could care less about our health. Practically...Show More Summary

FIRST VERMONT, NOW THIS: “CoOportunity Health, a fledgling Iowa health-insurance company set up und…

FIRST VERMONT, NOW THIS: “CoOportunity Health, a fledgling Iowa health-insurance company set up under the Affordable Care Act, is being taken over by the state health-insurance division because of a financial crunch. CoOportunity Health is an insurance cooperative set up to give consumers and small businesses an alternative in a market with few choices. The […]

So Far, 6.4 Million Obtain Health Care Coverage for 2015 in Federal Marketplace

4 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

The Obama administration said new customers accounted for 30 percent of the total in what it sees as a promising start.

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