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Activism: Saving The ACA: People We Like

The video above shows a constituent losing his temper with Rep. Tom MacArthur over health care, during a town hall meeting in May of 2017. Please note the following bad news: I hate to report Murkowski has flip flopped and now unconditionally supports repeal of the individual mandate. Show More Summary

A new approach to shared decision making

If patient-centered care is the current winning game plan for health care, then shared decision making (SDM) is the secret weapon. But we physicians need a new way to approach it. SDM, as defined by the Society for Medical Decision Making, is “a collaborative process that allows patients and their providers to make health care […]

Under Affordable Care Act, Americans Have Had More Preventive Care for Heart Health, UCLA Study Finds

By reducing out-of-pocket costs for preventive treatment, the Affordable Care Act appears to have encouraged more people to have health screenings related to their cardiovascular health, a UCLA study found.

Prioritize primary care this open enrollment season

This open enrollment season, patients will be considering their health care coverage for the coming year. To ensure they are fully utilizing their primary care benefits and building relationships with health care teams that will keep them healthy, we need to encourage them to connect with a primary care practice or medical home. A medical […]

A Diary on How to Indulge on Thanksgiving Without Feeling Gross

Thanksgiving might be my favorite holiday. Besides being able to spend it with the people I care about, it's entirely centered around food, drink, and more food. And while I spend my days writing about health and wellness and a good number of my nights working out, all bets are off on Thanksgiving. Show More Summary

Oklahoma health agency to delay cuts, but only temporarily

The state agency that oversees Medicaid in Oklahoma will delay planned rate cuts for providers and nursing homes for another month. But Oklahoma Health Care Authority officials warned Wednesday they're … Click to Continue »

Despite the risks, Murkowski backs ACA mandate repeal

Health care advocates have started to see Lisa Murkowski as an important ally. That may have been a mistake.

Southwestern Health Resources ACN Ranked No. 7 with Millions Saved, Quality Measures Above 95%

The Southwestern Health Resources Accountable Care Network (ACN) has saved the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) more than $73 million over the past three years, including nearly $37.3 million in 2016, while maintaining a Quality Score over 95 percent, according to the latest figures. The savings rank the Southwestern Health Resources ACN No. 7 in the nation.

Murkowski Rolls

Apparently, the giant hole the Senate tax bill blows in the ACA won’t stop Lisa Murkowski from supporting the upper-class tax cuts she craves: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) cast a decisive, dramatic vote to save health care for millions of people over the summer. The chances of her doing it again just went way down.  […]

Major Stock Indexes Close at Record Highs

Major US stock indexes are closing at more record highs on Wall Street, the AP reports. The gains Tuesday were broad. Technology and health care companies rose more than the rest of the market, and several stocks were moving on earnings news. Apple rose 1.9% and Facebook rose 1....

Prison Health Care Provider Sued 140 Times Now Blamed for at Least Six Deaths

Winfred Lawrence’s family alleges Correct Care Solutions ignored his pneumonia until it killed him. Even a jail blames the company for several deaths.

Health service complaints system putting patients at risk, harming doctors' mental health

Current process for complaints against doctors reduces their wellbeing and causes fear-driven working practices that could compromise patient care, suggests a new English study.

Unearthed Raymond Chandler Story Rebukes U.S. Health Care System

You won’t find Philip Marlowe in the crime novelist’s short story “It’s All Right — He’s Dead.” But it explores themes still relevant 60 years after Chandler’s death.

What investors are saying about the state of digital health

Health 2.0 caught up with some of our favorite investors who have a strong pulse on what’s happening in digital health care both past and present. We talked about company evaluation, unmet needs in health care, and their biggest surprises yet. Read the full interview featuring Lisa Suennen of GE Ventures, Bryan Roberts of Venrock, Rich Roth ofDignity

Health Care Needs Its Rosa Parks Moment

BY SHANNON BROWNLEE On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 I was at the inaugural Society for Participatory Medicine conference. It was a fantastic day and the ending keynote was the superb Shannon Brownlee. It was great to catch up with her and I’m grateful that she agreed to let THCB publish her speech. Settle back with

UVA aims to help patients with cancer make complex care decisions

(University of Virginia Health System) UVA is developing a tool to help patients with prostate cancer better understand the potential risks and rewards of their treatment options. The tool could help patients with other forms of cancer as well.

Lisa Murkowski Says She's OK With Killing The Health Insurance Mandate

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) cast a decisive, dramatic vote to save health care for millions of people over the summer.

Losing London: Where Brexit Hurts: The Nurses and Doctors Leaving London

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Britain’s treasured health care system was used as rallying cry by anti-E.U. campaigners. Many of its European staff now feel betrayed. Thousands have quit.

In US, More than One-Third Think Government and Business Leaders are Corrupt, Media Shrug

We have noted (most recently here), that health care corruption, particularly its global nature and its presence in developed countries like the US, is a taboo topic and thus remains anechoic. Yet corruption in general, and health care...Show More Summary

New simple test could help cystic fibrosis patients find best treatment

(University of North Carolina Health Care) While new CF drugs are life-changing for some patients, they don't work for everyone. Now, UNC and UAB researchers present a simple test that aims to predict which treatment is most likely to work for each patient, an approach known as personalized or precision medicine.

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