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7 VA Hospitals Flagged for Veterans’ Suicides

Why can’t we allow our veterans and soldiers to seek private health care and not deal with government-run health care? Photo by New Jersey National Guard

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Immigrant Mom Finally Released From Detention Center After Suffering 7 Seizures

Her health was deteriorating in detention without proper medical care. The post Immigrant Mom Finally Released From Detention Center After Suffering 7 Seizures appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Hillary Clinton Lobbied on Health Care as Secretary of State, Emails Show

15 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

In 2009, as President Obama’s Affordable Care Act reached a crucial phase, his top diplomat pressed members of Congress and was keenly interested in the bill.

Los Angeles County spends $1 billion managing homelessness, report finds

17 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Los Angeles County spends close to $1 billion a year caring for and managing homeless people, with a majority of the money going to their health needs, according to a new report. More than half of the $577 million in health spending went to mental health treatment, the county study found. Another...

Slow health costs with grade-appropriate body education

We physicians live in the shadow of rising health care costs.  Hospitals want us to cut length of stays and somehow become more efficient.   Insurance companies ask us to accept less money for patient visits, forcing us to see more people in fewer hours.  The government wants us to check a slew of electronic boxes […]

Economic View: The Big Problem With High Health Care Deductibles

21 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Research shows higher deductibles reduce spending, but it does not show that they lead workers to compare prices or make wise choices on where to cut.

Here's How Health Care Could Get Cheaper in 2016

A new coalition of the country's largest companies is demanding cheaper health care prices and more transparency. Here's how that might help your business.

Health care for older adults should honor diversity

By 2050, the number of older adults representing minority groups is projected to rise to 39%, up from nearly 21% in 2012. The largest increases in the proportion of older adults are projected to be among Asian, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander populations. Show More Summary

Why Are We Beating Up on Single Payer?

By James Kwak Single-payer health care has emerged as the primary symbol of the differences between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. For his supporters, Sanders’s plan is the centerpiece of his vision of a European-style, social-democratic society in which health … Continue reading ?

Teaching LGBT Issues in the New Era of Medical Education

In October of 2015, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services—the agency responsible for covering a third of the U.S. population and dictating U.S. health care practices—issued a mandate requiring that all electronic health records include specific fields about gender identity and sexual orientation. Show More Summary

Orlando Health Earns Highest Quality Rating for Heart Care and Cancer Care, for the Second Time

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons awards Orlando Health a 3 star quality rating for bypass surgery and lobectomy for lung cancer.

“Single Payer” Is Not the Progressive Health Care Goal

As I mentioned recently, Bernie’s Sanders’s health care proposal has been criticized for being weak on the technical details and not making tough choices. I don’t really have an issue with that per se.  What I do want to emphasize, however, is that it would be a serious mistake to conflate “universal health coverage” with […]

Americans don’t need single payer health care to get universal coverage

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Bernie Sanders, like a lot of progressives, conflates European-style health care with the UK system. But either his plan or Clinton’s can bring about real reform....

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Don’t like CB Insights’ numbers? Just wait… by Mathew Holt Should Your Employer Have the Right to Track Your Weight? by Al Lewis and Vik Khanna Iowa Is Voting On Health Care Tonight by Margalit Gur-Arie What Trump’s Plan to Negotiate With Pharma Should Tell Us by JK Wall Love and Measurement by Westby Fisher,

3 Ways Care Teams are Transforming Healthcare Delivery

When it comes to the changing health status of patients after acute episodes and between visits, uncertainty abounds. Until now, care teams have had little to no visibility into the health of their populations, severely limiting their...Show More Summary

Hillary Is Finally Being Honest About Bernie’s Health Care Plan

Hillary Clinton's early attacks on Sen. Bernie Sanders' plan for single-payer health care were at best convoulted and at worst simply dishonest. In earlier stages of the campaign, she seemed to suggest that the Vermont senator's desire...Show More Summary

Here's The Clinton-Sanders Health Care Fight In One Exchange

Health care came up right away in Thursday night’s Democratic debate, producing an exchange that revealed how much former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) agree on goals -- and how differently they imagine achieving them. Show More Summary

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