Despite recent attempts at health care reform, US health care dysfunction seems to proceed inexorably with ever rising costs, and continuing problems with access and quality. A likely reason is that those who find the current system personally profitable are in a position to resist real reform. Show More Summary
When it comes to hospitals, which benefit most from high health care prices? It may sound counter-intuitive, but a group of not-for-profit hospitals appear to be among those doing the best business. A...
Military veterans are more likely to report delays in seeking necessary healthcare, compared to the US general population, reports a study in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
ISPOR announced today that it has published a new Global Health Care Systems Road Map--Australia Medical Devices.
If past efforts are any guide, a White House proposal to inject competition and save billions is doomed.
In an unprecedented move, Colorado may become the first state to replace Obama Care with a single-payer health insurance plan that would guarantee coverage for all of the state’s residents.
Is Matt Bevin, the governor of Kentucky, finally so out of control that the FBI is stepping in to shut down a reign of terror that has further decimated one of the most at-risk states in America? Reuters reported on April 27 that Matt Bevin was alleged to be under investigation by the FBI, according... Show More Summary
Fox News’ resident libertarian John Stossel recently announced that he has lung cancer. The good news is that the former consumer affairs reporter turned free market crusader reportedly will make a full recovery. The bad news is that...Show More Summary
Bernie Sanders asks -- if Denmark can have universal health care and free tuition for college, why can't the United States? I've heard him ask it many times, and hadn't realized until I read this Vox article that there is actually a reason why, and it's not something you can wish away with the kind of sarcastic comebacks that Sanders is famous for. Show More Summary
This article about Flint is heartbreaking, but not quite for the obvious reason: Health care workers are scrambling to help the people here cope with what many fear will be chronic consequences of the city’s water contamination crisis:...Show More Summary
Texas Senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has placed a lot of electoral eggs in the basket that is Indiana, and so it was that Cruz found himself gamely pressing the flesh with voters outside the Pie Pan restaurant in Evansville this weekend.
From the same bozo and administration that brought you the highly successful health care insurance scam, I mean plan, now we’re talking about spending tax dollars, your tax dollars, on ‘smart’ guns, uh, for government agencies only though. The general idea being that if we give cops and DHS and the Army a smart guns […]
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg closed out his remarks for University of Michigan graduates on Saturday with potshots at both Republican Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), WABC-TV reported. “In 1928, Republicans promised a ‘chicken in every pot and a car in every...
President Jimmy Carter is speaking out, having recovered from cancer thanks to the new drug Keytruda, he is feeling pretty good for a 91-year-old. Carter always enjoys the opportunity to guide the nation just a bit more in his books and in a multitude of interviews over the years. Show More Summary
NHGRI researchers have collaborated with physicians and medical geneticists around the world to create the first Atlas of Human Malformation Syndromes in Diverse Populations. Health care providers can use the new atlas to diagnose diverse...Show More Summary
Health care workers are scrambling to help people cope with the consequences of contaminated water, including profound stress, worry, depression and guilt.
We can't keep pretending dental work is cosmetic. Poor oral hygiene can lead to diabetes, heart disease and stroke
BALTIMORE, MD - Children who live with smokers end up in the doctor's office or hospital more often than those not exposed to tobacco smoke, according to new research being presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting. read more
Housing subsidies are often given out through a lottery. But why do we let random chance decide who gets help with the rent? We don't do that for food stamps or health care, so why housing?
Ransoming of health care records not uncommon.