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The Feminization of Health Care

By AMY COMPTON-PHILLIPS, MD Historically, health care providers and health care leaders have been selected for and nurtured traits that are traditionally seen as “masculine” – traits such as heroism, independence, and competition. Yet it is clear that as people live longer with more complex conditions, the more traditionally “feminine” traits of interdependence, empathy, and

Social democracy is 100% American — here’s why

10 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

We may be latecomers to recognizing a universal right to health care (indeed, we are not quite there yet). But we were first in creating a universal right to public education, in endowing ourselves with ownership of national parks, and, for that matter, in conferring voting rights on males without...

Report: NBA Players' Union Plans To Fund Retired Players' Health Care

12 hours agoSports : Deadspin

The 2016-17 NBA season will be the first year of the league’s massive new television deal, under which ESPN and TNT will pay $2.7 billion annually to broadcast games. Half of that money goes to the players, and they’re reportedly considering using a small fraction of it to fund health insurance for retired NBA players. Show More Summary

Does the Affordable Care Act Guarantee Health Care as a Right?

by John Geyman, M.D. http://www.johngeymanmd.org In his recent celebratory remarks after the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) upheld the legality of subsidies/tax credits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Obama had this to say: "Five...Show More Summary

NBPA Reportedly Proposing Use of TV Revenue for Former Players' Health Care

Current NBA players may not be the only ones to reap the benefits of the league's new television deal, which is set to kick in at the start of the 2016-17 season. Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported the National Basketball Players...Show More Summary

The digital doctor is in: Next wave in health care

Technologies are changing the nature of a traditional doctor's visit.        

Health Care Mergers Will Mean Higher Premiums

The number of health insurers competing for your business almost certainly will decrease in coming months as the big for-profit firms merge or acquire each other.   The companies insist that the results will enable them to operate more efficiently through the elimination of redundancies. Show More Summary

State Medicaid Programs and the Changing Dynamics of Pharmacy Benefits Management

When President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, millions of Americans received prescription drug coverage as part of their new health insurance. While this expanded coverage provided new access to prescription drugs for many Americans, it brought with it additional pharmacy requirements for both states and the federal government. Show More Summary

Obama's Mother Lacked Health Insurance

President Barack Obama's Supreme Court victory in June saved his health care plan for the needy but also had a deep and rarely noted personal meaning: Obama's own mother, Ann Dunham Sutoro, suffered and died from cancer while unableShow More Summary

West Virginia Women Speak Out About Extremist Anti-Choice OB-GYN

Women in West Virginia are speaking up against Dr. Byron C. Calhoun, the prominent anti-choice OB-GYN who holds senior positions in West Virginia’s public health care and education institutions. Image: Pro Vita via Vimeo The post West Virginia Women Speak Out About Extremist Anti-Choice OB-GYN appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Restraint, confinement still an everyday practice in mental health settings

Providers of mental-health services still rely on intervention techniques such as physical restraint and confinement to control some psychiatric hospital patients, a practice that can cause harm to both patients and care facilities, according to a new study.

2:00PM Water Cooler 7/6/15

Today's Water Cooler: Sanders, the Donald, stats show lack of acceleration, China stock market, health care, Greeks apologize with huge horse

Two Current Fronts of the American Health Care Wars: Hepatitis C and Cancer

The Pharmaceutical Industry, Health Insurance and Recurrent Questions of Extortion, Murder and Evil Asking patients to delay treatment for hepatitis C is like asking patients to delay treatment for diabetes or cancer. Harvard Art Museum "Waiting...Show More Summary

Putting the increases in health premiums in perspective

Recently, health insurance companies across the nation have petitioned to increase premium rates for customers covered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In North Carolina, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) has proposed a 25.7 percent raise in premiums; in New Mexico, BCBS requested a 56.1 percent raise; and, in Georgia, Alliant Health Plans has submitted […]

“Democrats Make Advances, but House Still Proves Elusive”

John Harwood NYT: From one vantage point, recent advances on race, gay rights and health care give the impression of powerful momentum for America’s liberal Democrats. But inside one of Washington’s power centers, they are running straight into a wall … Continue reading ?

The New Health Care: Paying People to Be Healthy Usually Works, if the Public Can Stomach It

23 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

The idea seems to reward people for adopting poor health habits in the first place, but society stands to benefit.

Meagan Good Calls for Prayer Amid Reports of Bobbi Kristina Brown's Health Is Deteriorating

As the health of the-late singer Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina deteriorates, Christian actress Meagan Good is calling on people to pray for the 22-year-old who's being cared for at a Georgia hospice center.

Republican Christie criticizes high court’s gay marriage ruling

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie said on Sunday Supreme Court justices of his liking would not have legalized same-sex marriage and would have struck down a key provision of a national health care law. The two landmark rulings last month angered many conservative Americans and...

Single Payer Coming?

It looks like we might be heading in the direction of a single payer health care system, but note in the way we wanted. Aetna is seeking to buy Humana. While this would not actually be single payer, it would further decrease competition in the insurance industry. There is also speculation that UnitedHealth is interested [...]Show More Summary

Chris Christie: My Supreme Court justices would have ruled differently on same-sex marriage, Obamacare

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie said on Sunday Supreme Court justices of his liking would not have legalized same-sex marriage and would have struck down a key provision of a national health care law. The two landmark rulings last month angered many conservative Americans and...

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